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Call for Expressions of Interest in Joining the Qualifications Board

2017.10.19

NOTE:

This is a volunteer position at the national level that includes bi-annual travel throughout Canada. There are also a few one-hour teleconference calls a month where members are expected to review and provide feedback on briefing materials prepared by the Engineers Canada Secretariat. The expenses associated with the travel are covered by Engineers Canada. There is no remuneration for the positon. The travel and teleconference calls are scheduled during both normal business hours as well as on weekends.

Purpose:

The Qualifications Board supports regulatory excellence as well as the sustainability and confidence in the profession by:

  • Developing new national guidelines on existing and qualifications issues and examination syllabi;
  • Maintaining 22 national guidelines/model guides and 24 examination syllabi;
  • Organizing cross-country teleconference calls for regulators; and
  • Conducting research, monitoring and providing advice on key issues and trends.

Reporting Structure:

The QB is a standing committee reporting to the Engineer Canada Board. Sub-committees assist the QB in its work, including:

  • Executive Committee
  • Admission Issues Committee
  • Continuing Competence Committee
  • Engineer-in-Training Committee
  • Environment and Sustainability Committee
  • Practice Committee
  • Syllabus Committee

Task groups are also formed as necessary to address issues identified by the Qualifications Board.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must be licensed to practice engineering in Canada.
  • Must have a keen interest in learning about all regulators’ legislation and practices and contributing to develop a national stance on key public policy issues.
  • Must have a keen interest in contributing to the collaborative development of national guidelines relating to the regulation of Engineering in Canada as reflected in the above committee mandates.
  • Experience in participating on a regulator’s committee is normally expected and experience in chairing committees is desirable.
  • Engineers Canada is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the engineering profession and every effort will be made to reflect the diversity of the membership of the engineering profession. A key component to increasing the number of women in engineering is 30 by 30, Engineers Canada’s goal of raising the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30 per cent by the year 2030. In addition, Indigenous peoples’ access to engineering is a priority for Engineers Canada.

Term of Office:

Members of the QB are normally appointed for three years by the Engineers Canada Board, based on recommendations of the Qualifications Board Nominating Committee. Appointments are renewable for up to three consecutive terms.

Average Time Commitment:

On average, a QB member should expect to attend two face to face meetings per year as well as prepare and participate on teleconference calls (2 to 4, one-hour calls/month).

Benefits:

Collaboration with other senior members of the profession across Canada and contribute to the profession by fostering the harmonization of practices and mobility of engineering for the benefit of the country.

Nominations should include a brief cover letter and cv. Questions and nominations can be sent to Mélanie Ouellette, MA, MBA, Practice Lead, Qualifications at melanie.ouellette@engineerscanada.ca no later than November 24.