Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations and ordre that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and license the country's more than 160,000 professional engineers.
In addition to being the voice of its constituent members 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.
Through the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), 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. CEAB also plays a key role in Engineers Canada's international activities, by assessing the equivalency of the accreditation systems used in other nations relative to the Canadian system, and by monitoring the accreditation systems employed by the engineering bodies which have entered into mutual recognition agreements with Engineers Canada.
Through the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB), Engineers Canada develops national guidelines on the qualifications, standards of practice and ethics expected of professional engineers. It also publishes the Engineers Canada Examination Syllabus and the Engineers Canada List of Foreign Engineering Educational Institutions and Professional Qualifications.
Engineers Canada 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.
Engineers Canada undertakes a variety of other activities, including the following:Engineers Canada maintains official marks on the terms engineer, engineering, professional engineer, P.Eng., consulting engineer, ingénieur, ing., ingénieur conseil, génie and ingénierie. This helps Engineers Canada's constituent members to enforce the provisions of the Engineering Act in their jurisdiction, and protect the Canadian public through the regulation of engineering practice.