Application For a Temporary Permit

For temporary projects

Temporary permits are convenient but not a shortcut to the OIQ!

Do you want to practice engineering in Quebec but only for a specific project? It is possible, but under certain conditions. The OIQ can grant you a temporary permit for a project that, as its name indicates, is for a limited period.

If you want to practice engineering as a long-term career, you will need a regular permit, not a temporary one. To obtain a regular permit, we invite you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Who can apply for a temporary permit in Quebec?

Temporary permits are issued to those who want to practice engineering in Quebec for a specific project and for a limited time.

However, if you are a member of another Canadian association, we invite you to consult the Member of a Canadian association page to learn more about the steps to follow to obtain your permit in Quebec.

How long is a temporary permit valid?

A temporary permit is valid for one year. It can be renewed as often as necessary for a specific project. However, the requirements of the Office de la langue française apply, and the candidate must therefore demonstrate sufficient knowledge of French. See the Becoming an engineer in Quebec page for the language requirements.

How do I apply for a temporary permit?

You must complete the temporary permit application form (FR) and send it to us by mail:

Temporary permits
Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
1801, rue McGill College, 6e étage
Montréal, Quebec, H3A 2N4

You can also send your form by email at [email protected]

Professional Liability Insurance

All engineers are required to carry professional liability insurance. Depending on your type of practice, you may be required to subscribe to the group complementary professional liability insurance plan in addition to the group professional liability insurance plan. The group complementary professional liability insurance is managed exclusively through the OIQ’s broker.


Any questions? We’re here to help!

Do you need clarification on the permit or how to get it?

Contact the OIQ