|On April 1, 2019, the current "junior engineer" program should be replaced with a new program which will be called the "Admission Program" (AP). This new program has been established to better meet the needs of the engineering profession.|
This page will be updated given that the regulation approval process is still following its usual course at the Office des professions du Québec.
The changes to the Admission Program are intended to:
- better protect the public by adopting best practices in evaluating experience;
- confirm that future engineers have not only technical, but also professional competence;
- ensure that future engineers possess state-of-the-art skills.
Here are the main changes that are presently being proposed, pending final approval of the regulation:
||Junior engineer or engineer-in-training
||Candidate to the engineering profession (CEP)|
|Practical experience period
||36 months, including 12 months in Canada, with the possibility of receiving 6 months of credit through equivalence and up to 24 months of credit in total
||24 months in which all competencies must be acquired, with the possibility of receiving equivalence and full credit depending on the file|
||No time limit
- 5 years to register for the Professional Admission Program (PAP)
- 5 years to complete the PAP
- Sponsorship incorporated in the PAP by the supervisor
- End of sponsorship report
||Experience certified by 2 engineers (i.e. OIQ members)
||Experience certified by 1 engineer|
||30 hours of online training and professional examination|
To learn more about the new process, click on the link that best describes your situation.
The draft draft regulation for this new program (in French) has been written in collaboration with the Office des professions du Québec. Should you have any comments, kindly send them directly to the Office des professions du Québec at the following address:
800 place D’Youville, 10th floor
Quebec City, Québec