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