Temporary permits are convenient but they are not a shortcut.
If you wish to temporarily practice engineering in Quebec, on a specific project, it is possible under certain conditions. The OIQ may grant you a temporary permit for a project that, as its name indicates, is for a limited duration or time period.
If you want to practice engineering long-term and make a career of it in Quebec, you will need a regular permit. To obtain one, please consult the Becoming an engineer in Quebec page.
Temporary permits are issued to those who want to practice engineering in Quebec on 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.
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.
First, you need to complete the Temporary permit application form
Then, please send us the completed document by email : [email protected]
You can also send you document by mail :
Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
1801, rue McGill College, 6e étage
Montréal, Quebec, H3A 2N4
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.
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