The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers has embarked
upon the first full survey of Canada's engineering profession
since 1997. The CCPE is asking most active members of Canada's
12 engineering licensing associations/ordre to participate
in the survey, including geoscientists and members-in-training.
Officially launched in March, the survey is gathering data
on demographics, employment and career paths to aid in planning
and trends analysis.
A major Canadian public opinion research firm, EKOS Research
Associations Ltd., is conducting the survey on behalf of the
CCPE and Human Resources Development Canada. Members can choose
to complete the survey on-line if they wish. If the majority
of respondents participate on-line, costs and time will be
cut significantly, says the CCPE. The Council is encouraging
on-line submissions by making those who do participate electronically
eligible for a list of prizes, including MP3 players, personal
organizers, and gift certificates for books and music.
A paper format of the survey is, however, also available,
the CCPE emphasizes. A simple way to reach the survey is through
the APEGGA website, www.apegga.org. Scroll down the home
page to the item on the national survey, and click on the
The survey is an important one to take part in, says Chief
Executive Officer Marie Lemay, P.Eng. "By collecting
accurate, current data and combining it with what we've learned
from our recent Engineering Work in Canada studies and the
National Survey of the Engineering Profession in 1997, we
will be able to appreciate the challenges that lie ahead of
us and plan for the future," she says. "A small
amount of your time will have a big impact on Canada's engineering
For further information, call 1-800-307-0947 in B.C. or Alberta.
Other phone numbers for other Canadian locations appear on
the CCPE website, www.ccpe.ca.