L’Ordre may issue a temporary permit to a professional who has obtained their degree outside Québec*. It is not necessary for l’Ordre to first consult the l’Office québécois de la langue française or to obtain their autorisation. The professional must have met all conditions necessary to practice the Engineering profession in Québec (successfully pass the Professional exam, demonstrate 36 months of Engineering experience) except for demonstrating the required level of French fluency. This type of permit is issued for a one year period starting at the date of issue.
If you hold a permit to practice the Engineering profession issued by another Canadian Engineering association, you may apply for a temporary permit in accordance with the «Règlement sur les autorisations légales d'exercer la profession d'ingénieur hors du Québec qui donnent ouverture au permis de l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec» You must successfully pass parts 1 and 3 of the Professional Exam. To know which documents are required, click here.
* a professional who does not hold a Québec diploma that gave access to the Order.
This temporary permit is renewable only three times with authorisation from l’Office québécois de la langue française, if renewal is deemed to be in the best interest of the public. One of the conditions for renewal required by l’Office is that you attempt the examination at least once during the 12 months that precede the renewal of the permit. For further details, please refer to the renewal conditions.
This temporary permit is not project specific and will enable you to practice your
profession in Québec and to use the title of ‘Engineer’. This permit will give you an opportunity to learn the French language so that you may obtain a regular permit. As soon as you receive a certificate from l’Office québécois de la langue française, you will be inscribed on the Roll as a regular Member.
Office québécois de la langue française : www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca