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Purpose: The Globalization Committee liaises with international engineering organizations and the Federal government to provide information, policy advice and recommendations to Engineers Canada on international mobility, international registers and trade in services policies and negotiations that potentially impact the mobility of engineers.

For background on the establishment of this Committee, consult this White Paper on Professional Engineers and Society

Committee Charges, 2016-2018

  1. Determine the nature and significance of offshore engineering services as it relates to Canadian engineering projects, in Canada and abroad.
  2. Promote International Mobility Registers such as APEC to facilitate recognition of engineering qualifications for registered engineers in the Authorized Member countries,
  3. Inventory tools and processes that could support international standards of engineering behavior relevant to International Mobility Registers (e.g. anti-corruption activities).
  4. Develop a short coherent statement of Canadian engineering interests for Canadian trade in services government negotiators
  5. Provide input on trade in professional service provisions on individual trade agreements as they may impact engineering on an as needed basis.
  6. Develop a national position statement on the globalization of engineering services

Supporting Ends

E-1.2 Information, systems and agreements to facilitate mobility for registered engineers are available and promoted.

E-2.1 Timely and relevant national positions and expertise are available to the federal government and policy makers.


Committee Members

John Boyd

Stephanie Price
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mathew Kattapuram

Daniela Princip

David Lapp
Practice Lead

Simon Davidson

Gillian Pichler

Vincent Sacchetti

Jeanette M. Southwood

Catherine Karakatsanis

Rick Prentice

Darren Smith


Terms of Reference

For more information

For more information contact David Lapp, Practice Lead, Globilization and Sustainable Development at