You are on the right page if you obtained your bachelor’s degree in engineering (or related field) from a Canadian institution (outside of Quebec) recognized by the Engineers Canada Accreditation Board (ECAB).
If you are already a member of a Canadian engineering association, visit the I am a member of a Canadian association page.
Did you obtain your engineering degree in the province of Quebec or another country? Consult the section reserved for you to discover 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 have a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a Canadian institution (outside of Quebec) and your program is accredited by the Engineers Canada Accreditation Board (ECAB), you can apply to become an engineer.
Once you have verified that you meet the requirements, gather all the necessary documents (see list below) and send your application to the OIQ.
Once your application is complete, it will take approximately 8 to 12 weeks for it to be submitted to the Admissions Committee.
The Admission to Practice Committee reviews all files of individuals who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of Quebec and renders a decision. This decision indicates whether you have partial or total equivalence. Depending on the case, you may be required to complete some training or educational activities (admission exams or training, depending on the deficiencies identified) to obtain your full equivalence. In all cases, refer to the decision rendered in your file, as it contains all the necessary information.
Once your application has been accepted, you can enroll in the Professional admission program (PAP). You then become a Candidate to the Engineering Profession (CEP) and are included in the register of the OI!. You have five years to successfully complete the three components of the PAP that is, (1) theory, (2) practice, and (3) language.
Once you have completed the admission program, the OIQ issues your permit. You now have the status of a member and can practice engineering in Quebec! Remember, however, that your title comes with obligations. Be sure to check out our page setting out these obligations.
You want to work as an engineer in Quebec but do not have an engineering degree? If you have an undergraduate degree in pure or applied science or technology at least equivalent to a Quebec bachelor’s degree, you can apply to the OIQ for a training equivalence.
Individuals 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: