No one may engage in the practice of engineering or use the engineer title in Quebec unless he/she is a member of the OIQ. It is the Order's responsibility to oversee compliance with the law, in the interest of the public.
What is considered to be unlawful practice?
Unlawful practice may take various forms, such as:
Unlawful practice of the profession may take various forms, such as:
- unlawful use of the engineer title or of its abbreviation
- unlawful practice of the profession
- use of unsealed or unsigned plans and specifications
- use of an unlawful company name
- unlawful authentication of an engineering document using a seal, a signature or initials
Such behaviour may be deliberate or simply result from improper knowledge of the laws. They remain infractions that can have an impact on the public as well as on the profession.
What is the Ordre doing to counter unlawful practice?
The Ordre actively prevents and counters unlawful practice of the profession through methods such as:
What can I do if I need to file a complaint or have a question?
If you witness unlawful practice or have a question regarding the Engineers Act, contact us. The identity of a person reporting illegal practice can remain confidential.
To verify if someone is a member of the Order
To file a complaint
Telephone : 514 845-6141 (or toll free1 800 461-6141), ext. 3186
Fax : 514 845-7625
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org