No. To practice engineering in Quebec and use the reserved title of “engineer” (Eng.), you must hold a permit in good standing and be registered on the roll of the OIQ. In addition, the admission and licensing process differs if the person obtained their engineering degree in Quebec, in another Canadian province, or abroad.
By law, the OIQ also requires its members to have appropriate knowledge of French before it issues the permit to practice, although certain exceptions may apply for temporary permits.
Forestry engineering has its own order, the Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec (OIFQ). The main reason is related to training. Indeed, the curriculum of the three bachelor’s degrees offered to those wishing to practice forestry engineering is not the same as the curriculum required by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
For more information on the training of forest engineers, visit the Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers website.
The work of engineers directly influences many areas of your life. If this work is not done correctly, the consequences can be severe.
The OIQ is responsible for supervising and monitoring professional activities to ensure that each engineer has the training and skills required to practice their profession in accordance with the four central values of engineering: competence, responsibility, ethics, and social commitment.
The OIQ is responsible for the following:
The OIQ also ensures that obligations related to ethics and professional practice are respected.
Engineering is a challenging field that attempts to balance economic development, social progress, public protection, and ethical considerations such as environmental protection. Engineers propose solutions that meet both the needs and constraints of a project.
Start by checking to see if the person in question is a member of the OIQ by consulting the members’’ directory. If you cannot find them, contact us, and we will assist you in your search. However, if, after verification, it turns out that the person is a member of the OIQ, we invite you to file a report so that you can send us your concerns quickly and easily.
The OIQ is responsible for protecting the public, particularly by controlling access to the profession. If you are looking for an engineer, the first thing to do is to consult the directory of members of the OIQ or the Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec.
If you are looking for a consulting engineering firm to help you, you can consult the list of members of the Association des firmes de génie-conseil du Québec. You can search by field or practice. (Please note that this list is not under the supervision of the OIQ.)
If you aren’t sure what type of engineer you are really looking for? Check our webpage, which lists the most popular engineering fields.
Members of the OIQ work in more than 30 different engineering fields. You can familiarize yourself with the different specialties by consulting the webpage listing the different fields of engineering. You should get a better idea of the specifics of each field.
Do you have the name of an engineer and want to know their field of practice? The member’ directory is the tool you need!
The OIQ awards will be presented during the Soirée de l’excellence en génie, an event held in Montreal on May 31, 2023. To review last year’s winners, you can read this article available in French: Retour sur la Soirée 2022
In the spring of 2023, all applicants will receive an email from the OIQ indicating whether their candidacy has been selected. Three finalists will be announced in each category.
Yes, you can submit your own nomination for the OIQ’s Annual Awards. It can also be submitted by a nominator, with your agreement. Please note that a member’s nomination cannot be submitted in more than one award category, either individually or as a project.
There is no fee to submit a nomination. However, finalists will be responsible for travel and accommodation expenses incurred to attend the Soirée de l’excellence en génie, during which the winners will be announced and the OIQ awards will be presented.
The OIQ and its regional committees organize many events and activities each year throughout Quebec. The events and activities are primarily intended for the following people:
For full details on our events and activities and to find out if you can attend, check our calendar.
The best way to stay informed about the OIQ’s activities is to consult its calendar. You can also consult the OIQ’s profile on Facebook and LinkedIn to find out about all our news and upcoming events.
The OIQ takes a position on current issues that affect the engineering profession. If you wish to have a comment on a specific topic, you must contact the person in charge of the media at the OIQ.
Go to the “Press Releases” category in the Publications section (in French). You’ll find all of our news releases, both past and present. You can also use the search engine to find a press release or publication by name, date, subject, etc.