Many members of the OIQ serve voluntarily on various committees and work groups. Some committees are required by the Professional Code or the Engineers Act and as such are labelled "statutory”.
- The Disciplinary Council reviews every complaint formulated against a professional for an offence under the Professional Code, under the Engineers Act or under regulations made pursuant to the Code or said Acts. This Committee evaluates the merits of such complaints and hands down a decision. It consists of 18 members, including the President, a lawyer appointed by the Government of Quebec and 17 engineers designated by the Board of Directors.
- The Professional Inspection Committee supervises the professional practice of OIQ members, including by reviewing their files. This Committee also investigates individual professional competencies when warranted by circumstances .
- The Review Committee issues an opinion when so asked by a person who had previously requested that an investigation be conducted by the Office of the Syndic and who was subsequently advised by this office that it would not lodge a complaint with the Disciplinary Council. The Review Committee consists of four engineers, including the President and two representatives of the public.
- The Examiners Committee is responsible for reviewing admissions applications from applicants whose diplomas are not recognized by the government as diplomas that qualify for an engineer's permit.
- The Election Monitoring Committee advises the Secretary of the OIQ on the execution of electoral processes, where appropriate. It answers the questions that are submitted to it by the Secretary of the OIQ, receives the complaints that are directly related to the electoral process and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors, where appropriate.
Besides statutory committees, the OIQ relies on four standing committees: the Finance and Audit Committee, the Governance Committee, the Public Affairs Steering Committee and the Committee for Promoting and Increasing the Status of the Profession and Women in Engineering.
Some topic specific committees may also be established based on fixed term mandates, as in the case of the Enforcement Committee and the Professional Liability Insurance Regulation Review Committee over the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
Finally, the OIQ also relies on liaison committees, such as the CODIQ-OIQ-CREIQ Liaison Committee and the Assembly of Engineers Liaison Committee.
Here is the complete list of OIQ committees and work groups:
Disciplinary Council Committee
Professional Inspection Committee
Election Monitoring Committee
Finance and Audit Committee
Public Affairs Steering Committee
Promoting and Increasing the Status of the Profession and Women in Engineering
Professional Liability Insurance Regulation Review
CODIQ-OIQ-CREIQ Liaison Committee
Assembly of Engineers Liaison Committee