Anyone* who wants to practice engineering in Québec must be a member of the OIQ. Only those who have an engineer’s permit issued by the OIQ and are registered on the roll of the OIQ may use the title of engineer and perform the professional acts reserved for the engineering profession.
*Except for forest engineers, who have their own order to represent them.
Engineer’s permit (practice permit)
This permit is required to practice the engineering profession in Québec. To obtain this permit, you must meet certain requirements. For example, you must demonstrate that you have adequate training, have acquired sufficient professional autonomy, have adequate knowledge of the laws and regulations related to engineering practice, and have an appropriate knowledge of the French language. To find out how to meet these requirements, you should read the document explaining the process for obtaining the engineer’s permit in Québec.
This status is no longer granted and will eventually disappear.
Restricted practice prohibits professionals from practicing in one or more specific fields or imposes specific terms and conditions on specific aspects of their professional practice.
Ethics is the set of general and special rules and duties that govern a profession, the conduct of those who practice it, and their relations with the public, their clients, their fellow professionals and the profession. These rules were laid down with the primary goal of ensuring the protection of the public. They are mandatory and must be observed subject to disciplinary penalties.