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Autumn PEG Live Now

Summary results of APEGA's annual salary survey—available now in the fall PEG—suggest that the engineering and geoscience job market continues to improve. Data published in the Value of Professional Services 2018 suggest that 71 per cent of permit holders anticipate salary increases in the coming calendar year, up from 59 per cent last year and 36 per cent the year before.

Salary freeze predictions continue their downward spiral, to 19 per cent this year from 30 per cent in 2017 and 57 per cent in 2016. And salary increases held steady at a 2.9 per cent in 2018.

The number of employer participants increased slightly to 258 in 2018 from 246 in 2017. Total personal represented went up 7.8 per cent, to 15,919 from 14,766.

Further PEG Highlights

  • The economy is recovering, but members would be wise to hitch their futures on something other than a return to the boom days, warns APEGA President Nima Dorjee, P.Eng.
  • APEGA’s interests, your interests, the public interest—they're closely tied, so let's work together to serve them all, says APEGA’s Registrar & CEO Jay Nagendran, P.Eng.
  • A $350K grant we've received from the Status of Women Canada  will be used to develop Canada-wide workplace culture guidelines. The ultimate goal? The elimination of barriers to all members, making them more valued, welcomed, and included in the workforce. 
  • High River completes the infrastructure needed to protect residents from future floods. A PEG-inspired journey results in a simple but important economic boost for a Bolivian community. Radiation monitoring steals a page from—beer brewing. These items and many more appear in The Watch, which draws its material from the great big world of engineering and geoscience, within and beyond Alberta.
  • Nine high-achieving Alberta engineers are inducted into the latest class of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.The University of Alberta develops enough satellite cred that one of its grads has launched himself an unexpected career. Researchers earn funding for cars that talk, the effects of electric cars on the grid, and much more. Find out more in Movers & Shakers.
  • Eleven hands-on, student-led initiatives will share $50K under a new APEGA grant program. Among the funded adventures are creating turbines to charge cell phones, programming sensors to optimize plant care in Martian soil, and prototyping technologies that can withstand natural disasters.

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