Across Canada, more than a dozen engineers are running in this fall’s federal election.

An engineering mind-set can be a great advantage when developing public policy, and engineers can bring a unique and valued perspective to decision-making. Engineers Canada is always encouraged to see engineers getting involved in public service.

Engineers Canada provides advocacy services on behalf of the engineering regulators and the engineering profession to the federal government. As the national organization that represents the 12 provincial and territorial engineering regulators that license the more than 300,000 members of the engineering profession in Canada, Engineers Canada has a long-standing history of working and collaborating with the federal government on key policy priorities.

The following is a list of engineers running in the 2021 federal election:


  • Getahun Shawile, Bow River, Liberal Party of Canada

British Columbia

  • Robert (Doug) Bebb, West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, People’s Party of Canada
  • Sukh Dhaliwal, Surrey-Newton, Liberal Party of Canada


  • John Sagman, Algoma–Manitoulin–Kapuskasing, Conservative Party of Canada
  • Corneliu E. Chisu, Pickering–Uxbridge, People’s Party of Canada
  • Marilyn Gladu, Sarnia–Lambton, Conservative Party of Canada
  • Christopher Webb, Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte, People’s Party of Canada
  • Stephen Makk, Simcoe North, People’s Party of Canada
  • Peter DeVita, Vaughan-Woodbridge, New Democratic Party
  • Adam DeVita, Richmond Hill, New Democratic Party
  • Steve Black, Timmins-James Bay, Liberal Party of Canada
  • Dirka Prout, London North Centre, New Democratic Party
  • Penelope Williams, Don Valley East, Conservative Party of Canada
  • Omar Alghabra, Mississauga Centre, Liberal Party of Canada
  • Gordon Kubanek, Nepean, Green Party of Canada


  • Mathieu Goyette, Montcalm, Green Party of Canada
  • Marc Garneau, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount, Liberal Party of Canada
  • Martin Leprohon, Pierre-Boucher-Les-Patriotes-Verchères, New Democratic Party

*This list of candidates was developed based on a broad search of candidate biographies and is being updated on an ongoing basis. Engineers Canada will reach out to elected engineer candidates after the election.