Temporary permits are issued to those wishing to practice engineering in Quebec for a specific project of limited duration.
It is not a shortcut to becoming a member of the OIQ. To practice engineering in Quebec and pursue it as a long-term career, you’ll need a regular permit. To obtain one, see Becoming an engineer 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.
You must complete the temporary permit application form and send it to us by e-mail: [email protected]
You can also send it by mail to:
Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
1801 McGill College Avenue, 6th floor
Montreal (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.