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Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) designation

In 2015, Engineers Canada launched the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) designation for Canadian engineers. With required training in asset management, risk management, the PIEVC Protocol, climate science, and climate change law, the IRP designation provides engineers with the additional knowledge and competencies they need to plan, design, and manage resilient infrastructure in the face of a changing climate.  

At Engineers Canada’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Members, members approved the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, the result of months of consultations with the 12 provincial and territorial engineering regulators. The Strategic Plan dictates that Engineers Canada cease offering the IRP designation. Thus, the IRP program is currently on hold, and Engineers Canada is no longer designating engineers as IRPs. 

Engineers Canada is in the process of evaluating bids for the assumption by another entity of the IRP program. Once an agreement for the assumption of the program is finalized, we will publish the contact information of that entity on this page.

For more information

For more information contact David Lapp, Manager, Globalization and Sustainable Development at