To practice engineering in Quebec, you must first become a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. The steps to obtain an engineer’s permit vary depending on the country in which you obtained your degree.
Below, we present the typical steps to obtain a permit, however, you will need to consult the path specific to your profile to obtain more details.
Want to know what the typical path to an engineer’s permit looks like? See the illustrated process.
The Admissions Committee reviews the files of those who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of Quebec and then renders a decision. This decision indicates whether you have partial or total equivalence. Depending on the case, you may be required to follow training activities (admission exams or training, depending on the identified gaps) to obtain full equivalence. In all cases, refer to the decision rendered in your file, as it contains all the necessary information.
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.
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