If you’re an engineering student or thinking of studying engineering, it’s a good idea to learn more about the OIQ, its mission and the benefits of obtaining your engineering permit today.
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.
The work of engineers directly influences many areas of your life. If this work is not done correctly, the consequences can be severe.
The OIQ is responsible for supervising and monitoring professional activities to ensure that each engineer has the training and skills required to practice their profession in accordance with the four central values of engineering: competence, responsibility, ethics, and social commitment.
The OIQ is responsible for the following:
The OIQ also ensures that obligations related to ethics and professional practice are respected.
In the spring of 2023, all applicants will receive an email from the OIQ indicating whether their candidacy has been selected. Three finalists will be announced in each category.