This page is intended for graduates from the province of Quebec. If you obtained your bachelor’s degree in engineering (or a related field) from an educational institution that is recognized by the Engineers Canada Accreditation Board (ECAB), this information is for you.
If you obtained your engineering degree in another province or in another country, your path may be different. Consult “future members” section to find the steps specific to your situation.
Before taking steps to obtain your engineering permit, take the time to familiarize yourself with the requirements in Quebec, particularly the language requirements.
If you obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a Quebec educational institution and your program is accredited by the Engineers Canada Accreditation Board (ECAB), you may apply for admission (you may also refer to section 1.21 of the Regulation respecting degrees issued by designated educational institutions). Please note that some Quebec bachelor’s degrees are accredited by the ECAB but are not on the list of degrees accepted by the OIQ. In this case, you can request an equivalence of training.
Once you have verified that you meet the requirements, gather all the necessary documents (see list below) and send your application to the OIQ.
It will take approximately 8 to 12 weeks for it to be submitted to the Admissions Committee.
Once your application has been accepted, you can enroll in the Professional Admission Program. You then become a Candidate to the Engineering Profession or CEP and are included in the register of the OIQ. You will have five years to successfully complete the three components of the Program: (1) theoretical, (2) practical, and (3) language.
Once you have completed the admission program, the OIQ will issue your permit. You will have the status of a member and be permitted to practice engineering in Quebec. Your title will comes with obligations. Be sure to read our page that covers these obligations. See the Members obligations section
Enrolment in the Professional Admission Program must be done within 6 months of the date of graduation from an undergraduate degree program at a Quebec university. A discount also applies to students who are currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in engineering and have obtained 60 credits or more.
You can apply for a permit if your undergraduate degree is in pure or applied science or technology, is at least equivalent to a Quebec bachelor’s degree. However, you must first apply for a training equivalence.
Those with a degree in an engineering-related field go through the same steps to become an engineer as those who have an engineering degree, except they will need to provide more documentation upon admission. Here are the documents you will need to submit: