President Gordon Sterling, P.Eng., and Hong Kong Institution
of Engineers President Dr.
Alex Chan sign a mutual recognition agreeement
The Canadian Council of Professional
Engineers is embarking on a mutual recognition agreement
with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – a further
move towards improving the ability of engineers to work in
The agreement, which has been in the works for several years,
will make it far easier for engineers from Hong Kong to obtain
the necessary license to practice engineering in Canada.
Likewise, the agreement will allow Canadian professional
engineers to become members of the HKIE.
Once the agreement is ratified by its constituent members – the
12 provincial and territorial associations/ordre that regulate
the practice of engineering in Canada – the agreement
will take effect.
Engineers from HKIE who wish to practice engineering in
a Canadian province or territory in which the agreement has
been ratified will still have to pass the Professional Practice
Exam and demonstrate that they have obtained one year of
Canadian work experience.
“I am very excited about this agreement,” said
Marie Lemay, P.Eng., Chief Executive Officer of CCPE. “The
mutual recognition agreement will help to enhance the mobility
of professional engineers in both countries. This is very
important, as CCPE strives to maintain an international presence
and wishes to contribute to the profession not only in Canada
but also worldwide.”
The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers is the national
organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations/ordre
that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and license
the country’s more than 160,000 professional engineers.