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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 dictated that Engineers Canada divest itself of the IRP Program. On July 7, 2020, Engineers Canada announced that ownership of the program had been transferred to the Climate Risk Institute.

For more information about the IRP program, contact the Climate Risk Institute