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    Junior engineer program 


    On April 1, 2019, the junior engineer program was replaced by a new professional admission program, the CEP program, which not only better meets the needs of the engineering profession, but also better protects the public.

    End of the junior engineer program

    The junior engineer program will end on April 1, 2022 and the junior engineer and engineer-in-training titles will no longer be recognized from that date forward. Please note that no grace periods or exceptions will be granted.

    Are you a junior engineer or an engineer-in-training? These are your options:

    • Fulfill the requirements of the junior engineer program by April 1, 2022 to obtain your full-fledged engineer’s permit;
    • Become a candidate to the engineering profession (CEP), fulfill the requirements of the CEP program within a maximum of 5 years and obtain your full-fledged engineer’s permit (the program transfer request must be done through your member portal, in the « Request » section);
    • Voluntarily have your name removed from the OIQ’s membership roll;
    • Take no action and your name will be removed from the OIQ’s roll.

    $150 discount

    To encourage you to start taking steps right now, the OIQ is offering you a discount of up to $150 on your 2022-2023 invoice, if you meet one of the following conditions:

    • You meet the junior engineer program requirements and send us all of your documents to obtain your full-fledged engineer’s permit by December 1, 2021;
    • You apply for a transfer to the CEP program by December 1, 2021.

    You will automatically be granted this discount during the 2022-2023 annual registration process if you obtain your full-fledged engineer’s permit, or during the CEP registry annual renewal process if you apply for a transfer to that program. Please note that the amount of the discount may not be higher than the amount of your invoice.

    Date to remember: December 1, 2021

    December 1, 2021 is the deadline for sending all your documents to the OIQ if you want to be sure that your application is processed by March 31, 2022. In fact, the end of the junior engineer program will create a great deal of work and a larger volume of files to process than usual. That is why it is important to meet this deadline. If you do not, your file may be processed after March 31, 2022.

    Differences between the junior and CEP programs

    Junior engineer program CEP program
    • Junior engineer (Jr. Eng.)
    • Engineer-in-training (EIT)
    • Candidate to the engineering profession (CEP)
    Practical experience period

    36 months, including 12 months in Canada, with equivalence and credit options.

    24 months, in addition to attaining the required competencies, with equivalence and credit options



    (Until March 31, 2022)

    5 years to successfully complete the professional admission program


    Optional sponsorship

    Assistance provided as part of the supervisor’s role

    Experience certification

    Experience certified by 2 engineers

    Experience certified by 1 engineer (the supervisor)

    Professional examination

    Pass the professional examination

    Online training (about 30 hours) + pass the professional examination

    For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

    FAQ - End of the Junior Engineer Program (PDF)

    Still have questions? Contact our customer service department.

    By e-mail:


    By telephone:

    Montreal region: 514 845-6141, option 1
    Toll-free anywhere in Quebec: 1 800 461-6141, option 1

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