The Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act, Regulations
and By-laws (EGGP Act) regulate the professions of engineering,
geology and geophysics in the Province of Alberta. APEGGA is responsible
for the administration of these professions under the EGGP Act and
has published several guidelines that deal with various aspects
of professional practice. A complete list of guidelines is provided
in Appendix A.
This guideline was created to assist professional members and professional
organizations dealing with the changing terms of engagement for
individual members working for professional organizations. The guideline
has three primary objectives:
1. To clarify the terminology of "contract employment"
which is an increasingly common experience for the professional
individual and organization.
2. To provide an overview of the important issues relevant to the
APEGGA Professional Practice in determining the roles and responsibilities
of individuals engaged to provide services through an "arm's
length" contractual arrangement.
3. To introduce professional members, who contract their services,
to the business practices that can have an affect on the legal,
liability and taxation positions of both the individual and organization.
guideline has been created to be used with, and complement rather
than replace or supersede, other APEGGA documents. APEGGA expects
considerable variance in interpretation and application of this
document based on the size, nature and practice of each professional
organization and individual, and the document is presented in that