The Compass of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec is an easy-to-use application that will give you a good idea of the professional itinerary you will need to follow and the steps you will need to take to be able to work as an engineer in Québec.
In addition, the Compass gives you an overview of the number of examinations you will have to pass in order to validate your engineering education, the amount of time it will take you to obtain an engineer’s permit and the fees you will have to pay.
Since protecting the public is the main mission of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, it has to validate your skills and ensure that you spend a period of time under the immediate control and supervision of an experienced engineer, which is known as the junior engineer period, before it issues an engineer's permit to you.
During this phase, the OIQ’s staff will guide and assist you in becoming part of the engineering profession in Québec.
ATTENTION! The Compass does not indicate the specific path available to holders of a French engineering diploma, whether or not their diploma is covered by the Mutual Recognition Agreement on Professional Qualifications (MRA) signed with the Commission des titres d'ingénieur and Ingénieurs et scientifiques de France. Holders of these diplomas can find their itinerary in the Engineering diplomas obtained in France section.
Likewise, individuals who have received an authorization to practice from an association of professional engineers elsewhere in Canada should read the Membership in another Canadian association section to find out the steps they need to take.
Québec is a modern, prosperous society that has established itself as a real innovation hub for engineering. There are major industrial and infrastructure development projects underway in the province, whose demand for a specialized workforce is rising. Every year, Québec welcomes qualified professionals who want to contribute to the advancement of the engineering profession and society as a whole.