The Junior engineer program is a key step on the road to becoming a professional engineer.
To obtain a permit that entitles the holder to fully practise the profession, aspiring engineers must work as junior engineers under the immediate supervision and direction of an experienced engineer for a training period — called the “juniorat” in French — that can last up to 36 months.
This step enables junior members to acquire experience while being supervised in order to protectunder supervision, while protecting the public from any possible errors. By the end of their training, all junior engineers must have mastered six core competencies for the practice of engineering, as defined by the Order:
• take full professional responsibility
• solve problems using applied science and best professional practices
• communicate effectively
• ensure the quality of one’s work and activities
• manage technical risks
• manage activities, technical teams and projects
The Order provides a framework for Junior Engineers as they perform the activities that lead
to the issuance of an Engineer’s permit. Junior Engineers hold a limited permit to practise before earning the right to use the title of “Engineer.” During this period, they must fulfil three conditions, as set forth in the Regulation respecting other terms and conditions for the issuance of permits by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec:
• successfully pass the professional examination
• acquire 36 months of certified engineering work experience
• demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the French language
The following links will take you to all the information you need to learn about the professional practice of junior engineers:
• Junior engineers
• Professional examination
• Engineering experience
• Sponsorship program
• Language requirement
Junior Engineers may fulfil these steps simultaneously so as not to delay the process of obtaining an Engineer’s permit.