Engineers Canada was created in 1936 by its constituent associations to provide support and leadership to the country’s engineering profession on their behalf. The associations continue to control and direct the activities of Engineers Canada through a set of Ends Policies that were approved in June 2013 and are laid out in the Engineers Canada Board Policy Governance Manual.
PURPOSE Engineers Canada exists so that constituent associations have support for an advancing engineering profession and its self-regulation in the public interest.
Created the implementation document on Accountability of Engineering organizations for the Framework for Regulation.
Conducted on-site reviews of 51 undergraduate engineering programs at 16 institutions to identify those that meet or exceed educational standards acceptable for engineering registration. This enhances consistency in regulatory standards, supports national and international mobility, and provides information for the Accreditation Board to make accreditation decisions.
A Washington Accord monitoring team observed two visits to nine programs for the purpose of conducting a monitoring review of Engineers Canada’s accreditation process. The report of the monitoring team will be used by Washington Accord signatories in deciding whether Engineers Canada’s accreditation system is accepted by the other signatories as meeting the standards of the Accord.
The Accreditation Board simplified documentation required to be completed by programs receiving visits. It also delivered workshops to train visiting team members on outcomes assessment.
Revised the Guideline on Climatic Change Principles for Professional Engineers.
Created a Structured Reference Form for use by the engineering regulators in Good Character assessments.
Developed the Principles for Character Investigation for use by the engineering regulators.
Conducted a review of the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board committee structure and committees.
Reviewed and updated the Roadmap to Engineering website. Additional features were also added to enhance the user experience. This helps to ensure foreign credential recognition is done in a consistent and timely manner to meet the requirements for immigration and licensure in Canada.
National Membership Database launched in house, allowing faster response to development requests and supporting full labour mobility within Canadian jurisdictions.
Engineers Canada supports the engineering regulators with advancing the profession and its self-regulation in the public interest.
Top foreign countries, in order: United States, India, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Australia, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia
Top pages, in order: Home, FAQs, Accreditation, International Engineering Grads, FAQS for Engineers in Training, Constituent-Associations, Accreditation Resources, Examination Syllabus, International Engineering Grads (audience page), About Professional Engineers
Publically celebrated 9 award and 6 scholarship recipients, honouring the work of Canada’s engineers, teams of engineers, engineering projects, and engineering students.
Hosted the second annual day of meetings on Parliament Hill. Members of the Bridging Government and Engineers Committee met with 30 members of Parliament from all across the county to brief them on Engineers Canada with the goal that the federal government and policy-makers use the expertise of the engineering profession.
CEO Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., testified at a meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities to better achieve the goal that the federal government and policy-makers use the expertise of the engineering profession.
CEO Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., was appointed to the Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians, a panel of experts in the areas of newcomer integration, diversity and certification – demonstrating that the federal government and policy-makers value and want to use the expertise of the engineering profession.
Costas Menegakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, addressed the Engineers Canada Board in Ottawa during the Open Forum at the Board meeting. Mr. Menegakis had an engaging discussion with the Board showing that federal government and policy-makers value and want to use the expertise of the engineering profession.
Updated seven National Position Statements, which are reviewed, developed and updated regularly based on research, stakeholder and constituent association consultation
Engineers Canada supports the engineering regulators with promoting and sustaining high standards in engineering education and the profession.
Produced three major reports: Canadian Engineers for Tomorrow: Trends in Engineering Enrolment and Degrees Awarded 2009-2013; 2013 Membership Report and the 2014 Final Year Student Exit Survey.
Advancing Engineers Canada’s scope of work to ensure a diversified profession through the support of the Sustainable Membership Committee, Women in Engineering Committee and Indigenous People’s Sub-Committee.
Worked closely with the Women in Engineering Committee to refine the direction of several components of its Sustainable Membership of the Profession strategy.
Promoted the importance of licensure by participating in various student and community groups: The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, Engineers Without Borders, Canada-Wide Science Fair
Provided coast-to-coast visibility for National Engineering Month through a dedicated micro-site, social media campaign, and standardized promotional materials for all provinces.
Enhanced the Secondary Professional Liability Insurance Program’s coverage for whistleblowing to include $50,000 for legal advice and $50,000 for loss of income related to whistleblowing actions. The program, managed by Engineers Canada on behalf of the engineering regulatory bodies, assists the regulators in their mandate to uphold and protect the environment and the safety and interests of the public.
Partnered with UPS Canada to bring the UPS Members Benefit Program to the engineering regulatory bodies, individual engineers and engineering firms, as well as employees. Resulted in savings including 30% off small package shipments within Canada, the United States and worldwide destinations, as well as 25% off imports into Canada and discounts starting at 70% off freight shipments.
Engineers Canada supports the engineering regulators with coordinating their activities and policies related to the registration of engineers, mobility of engineers and interprovincial practice.
members of the engineering profession
members and advisors of the Engineers Canada Board
attendees at the Engineers Canada Annual General meeting
attendees at the Engineers Canada Awards’ Gala
awards given to recognize exceptional engineers, teams of engineers, students or engineering projects
awarded in scholarships to outstanding engineers, provided by affinity program partners
scholarships awarded to Canadian professional engineers returning to school for advanced studies and research, provided by affinity program partners
given in financial support to the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students
Affinity programs offered to engineers and their families
Insurance or benefit programs offered to the constituent associations
weekly newsletters published
media clipping reports
news releases issued
memberships in international agreements
meetings with MPs
submissions to government
national position statements updated
programs were reviewed in the course of 14 accreditation visits & 1 substantial equivalency visit
accreditation decisions made on Canadian programs in June 2014
unique page views of www.engineerscanada.ca
increase in sessions (a period of time a user is engaged on site) and users (individual people coming to site) over 2013
more page views (total views of pages) over 2013
Board Committees &15