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National Engineering Guidelines

What are national guidelines and model guides?

National guidelines and model guides are recommendations for the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies and the public on:

  • professional requirements
  • programs for members of the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies
  • assessment tools for international graduates

Why do national guidelines and model guides exist?

  • To help the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies use consistent practices
  • To provide information to the public on aspects of the engineering profession
  • To assist individuals practising engineering

National guidelines and model guides

Admissions

Continuing professional development

Discipline and enforcement

Engineers-in-training

Environment and sustainability

Practice

Disclaimer:

Engineers Canada’s national guidelines and model guides were developed by professional engineers in collaboration with the provincial and territorial engineering regulators. They are intended to promote consistent practices across the country. They are not regulations or rules; they seek to define or explain discrete topics related to the practice and regulation of professional engineering in Canada.

The national guidelines do not establish a legal standard of care or conduct, and they do not include or constitute legal or professional advice.   

In Canada, professional engineering is regulated under provincial and territorial law by the engineering regulators. The recommendations contained in the national guidelines may be adopted by the engineering regulators in whole, in part, or not at all. The ultimate authority regarding the propriety of any specific practice or course of conduct lies with the engineering regulator in the province or territory where the engineer works, or intends to work.  

For more information

For more information contact Mélanie Ouellette, Practice Lead, Qualifications at Melanie.Ouellette@engineerscanada.ca