The mission of the OIQ is to protect the public. To achieve this objective, the OIQ takes measures to control access to the engineering profession which is why the OIQ created the Professional Admission Program (*FR*). This program ensures that all engineers successfully complete the theoretical, practical, and linguistic components of the program before they can use the title “engineer”. In addition, engineers are subject to continuing education requirements, inspection visits and more.
The OIQ has seen the profession develop over the past few years. In particular, the contribution of women in the engineering profession has increased significantly significant which is strongly encouraged by the OIQ. We also support Engineers Canada’s 30 in 30 initiative. Want to learn more about this topic? Visit our website Place for You.
To practice as an engineer, a person must be registered on the Roll of the OIQ, even if they practiced engineering in their country of origin. Only those who hold the title “engineer” in Quebec, are allowed to practice the activities reserved for the profession, a measure that seeks to protect the public.
To become a member of the OIQ, a person must:
The newly admitted candidate enters the Professional Admission Program and is officially designated as a Candidate to the Engineering Profession (CEP). Accompanied by a supervisor, the candidate will five years to complete the program’s three components:
Once the person has completed the three mandatory components of the Professional admission program (PAP), their file is submitted to the Admission Committee (AC), which makes the final decision and, grants the permit.
The engineer is then registered on the roll, which contains the official list of engineers in Quebec.
Engineers are constantly updating their knowledge and skills. The OIQ requires all members to complete 30 hours of training every two years.
As you can see, the OIQ issues permits only to those qualified to practice the profession. Would you like to know what else is being done to protect you? See our section on the protection of the general public!
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