Ensuring your protection
The work done by engineers must be impeccable and reliable. The Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec makes sure that its members provide the public with the best professional services. Would you like to know more about the mechanisms it uses to ensure the protection of the public? Do you want to find out if a decision has been rendered? Want to report an irregularity or consult the member directory? We are there for you.
Every day, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec does everything it can to protect the interests of Quebecers by ensuring that engineering is done based on best practices and fulfills the four major values of the profession, which are competence, responsibility, social commitment and ethics.
To safeguard the bond of trust with the public, the OIQ controls access to the profession, monitors its members’ practice, makes sure that members develop their competencies, penalizes members who demonstrate improper conduct and ensures that only members in good standing with the OIQ may practice the engineering profession in Québec.
Consulting the member directory
Are you trying to contact an engineer or interested in finding out if an engineer is allowed to practice in Québec? First of all, you should know that only engineers who are members of the OIQ or hold a temporary permit are legally allowed to practice the profession in Québec. By consulting the OIQ member directory
, you can quickly find an engineer’s contact information and make sure that he or she actually has a permit to practice in the province.
Lodging a complaint
Would you like to report fraudulent practice or lodge a complaint against an engineer whose competence or conduct is questionable? The “Protection of the public” section describes the various bodies set up by the OIQ to defend your interests. It also has specific information about the various types of malpractice and instructions on how to report an irregularity or request a disciplinary inquiry. Depending on the nature of the complaint, you will be directed to resources that can help you with the specific process concerned.
Searching for a decision or judgement
Would you like to know more about the status of an engineer by finding out if he or she has already received a disciplinary warning, been subject to restricted practice or undergone a professional inspection? Would you like to know if a decision has been rendered on an inquiry request that you filed? Go to the Decisions and Judgements section to consult the list of professional, disciplinary and court decisions that have recently been issued.