About Engineers Canada
Established in 1936, Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and license the country's more than 250,000 professional engineers. Engineers Canada serves the associations, which are its constituent and sole members, by delivering national programs that ensure the highest standards of engineering education, professional qualifications and professional practice.
In addition to being the voice of its constituent associations in national and international affairs, Engineers Canada coordinates the development of national policies, positions and guidelines on behalf of the engineering profession. It also promotes greater understanding of the nature, role and contribution of professional engineers and engineering to society, and undertakes federal government relations and national media relations on behalf of, and in consultation with, its constituent associations.
Engineers Canada accredits Canadian undergraduate engineering programs that meet the profession's high education standards. Graduates of those programs are deemed by the profession to have the required academic qualifications to be licensed as professional engineers in Canada. It also assesses the equivalency of the accreditation systems used in other nations relative to the Canadian system, and monitors the accreditation systems employed by the engineering bodies which have entered into mutual recognition agreements with Engineers Canada.
The organization also oversees research activities to monitor the pulse of the engineering profession in Canada. Among its objectives, it coordinates research on the nature of engineering work in Canada, labour market information, as well as publishes the Canadian Engineers for Tomorrow - Engineering Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Report.
In addition, Engineers Canada:
- Holds official marks on the terms engineer, engineering, professional engineer, P.Eng., consulting engineer, ingénieur, ing., ingénieur conseil, génie and ingénierie are held by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers. This helps its constituent associations to enforce the provisions of the Engineering Act in their jurisdiction, and protect the Canadian public through the regulation of engineering practice.
- sponsors insurance and investment products for Canada's engineers, from RRSPs to professional liability insurance, as well as special discounts on car rentals.
- supports the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in the engineering profession.
- operates an Engineering International-Education Assessment Program to evaluate the academic credentials of prospective immigrants and to help prospective immigrants make informed choices about relocating to Canada.
Engineers Canada is a member of the Canadian Network of National Associations of Regulators, which is a network of national organizations whose members are provincial and territorial regulatory organizations that are responsible for the self-regulation of professions and occupations. Network members acknowledge the importance of recognizing the credentials, competencies and experiences of people who wish to work in a regulated profession in Canada. For more information,visit www.cnnar.ca