Chapter 10 – Becoming a Professional Engineer in British Columbia

Professional Societies

Provincial Regulators


Each Canadian province and territory has its own regulatory body to license engineers who meet the profession’s high standards, and to govern the engineering profession. The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer professional training, education and networking opportunities.

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC )

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA )

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS )

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba (APEGM)

Professional Engieers Ontario (PEO)

Ordre des ingénieursdu Québec (OIQ )

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB )

Engineers Nova Scotia (APENS)

Engineers PEI (APEPEI)

Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEG-NL)

Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon (APEY)

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEGG)

Engineering societies

Although they are not involved in the licensing of engineers in Canada, engineering societies play a key role in helping engineers learn about new theories, advanced techniques and modern equipment through their conference, seminars or publications.


Professional societies are a means to demonstrate a certain level of experience and competency, through a process of validation.


Here is a list of some of the societies in Canada


Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE)

Canadian Dam Association

Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES)

The Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society

Canadian Society for Bioengineering

Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

Canadian Society for Engineering Management

Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering

The Chemical Institute of Canada

Consulting Engineers of New Brunswick

Consulting Engineers of Manitoba

Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC)

Generation-E (Engineering Career Awareness site)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering 



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