The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Engineering Technologists Seek Rights to Practice to Improve Public Safety

Across Canada engineering associations have thrown down the gauntlet, as they seek the eradication of current regulation for applied science and engineering technologists and technicians.

On March 1, 2019, the Board of Engineers Canada representing all provincial regulatory associations, approved principles that it claims governments should consider when developing a regulatory regime that would grant independent practice rights to engineering technologists. Engineers Canada seeks to promote the agendas of its own members, not the best interest of the public. To review these principles in more detail please refer to the following link: Engineers Canada Principles.
 
OACETT along with Technology Professionals Canada (TPC) issued a press release calling on all provincial governments to recognize the scope of work undertaken by engineering technology professionals and to enact, or preserve, legislation that authorizes the practice of that profession by means of exemption to the scopes of practice of the professional engineer. This action will enhance safety, ensure the quality of professional services, and ensure the accountability of these professionals. All of these actions benefit Canadians as they are core components to ensuring public trust.
 
To read the full press release, please see the following link: TPC Statement.
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