What We Do
In Canada, the engineering and geoscience professions are regulated in the public interest by self-governing professional licensing bodies. In Saskatchewan, this responsibility is upheld by The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) through The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. As the trusted regulatory body for all registrants in Saskatchewan, APEGS ensures that engineering and geoscience professionals uphold professional practice and ethical standards in a manner that protects both the public and the environment.
In addition to setting high standards for admission into the professions, APEGS is also required to investigate any allegations of professional incompetence or misconduct in accordance with the act. APEGS is responsible for disciplining members who fail to uphold the professions’ practice and ethical standards. Any professionals undertaking engineering or geoscience work in Saskatchewan must be registered with APEGS. As such, APEGS also takes appropriate action to prevent the illegal practice of engineering or geoscience by any unlicensed individuals.
The work done by APEGS means the public can be confident that professional engineers and geoscientists have the right education, the right skills, and the ethics to protect the public interest and the environment. It also means that professional engineers and geoscientists can be proud of belonging to a profession with a reputation for excellence, and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life, health, safety, and well-being of all Canadians.
Act and Bylaws
The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act
The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act is the legislation that governs APEGS. This Act officially defines the practices of professional engineering and geoscience, describes council responsibilities, outlines bylaws, and includes information on memberships, disciplinary actions and more.
Objects of the Association
The objects of the Association are found in Section 5 of the act:
- to ensure the proficiency and competency of members in the practice of professional engineering or the practice of professional geoscience in order to safeguard the public;
- to regulate the practice of professional engineering and the practice of professional geoscience by members in accordance with the Act and the Bylaws;
- to promote and improve the proficiency and competency of members;
- to foster the practice of professional engineering and the practice of professional geoscience by members in a manner that is in the public interest.
The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act is available from Publications Saskatchewan and can be viewed here: https://publications.saskatchewan.ca/#/products/510
The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Administrative Bylaws
The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Administrative Bylaws outline APEGS Saskatchewan membership fees, official procedures for elections, the professional responsibilities of engineers and geoscientists, and more.
Review the full list of Administrative Bylaws here.
The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Regulatory Bylaws
The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Regulatory Bylaws outline the APEGS Code of Ethics, license requirements, procedures for investigation of complaints, and more.
Review the full list of Regulatory Bylaws here.
Please note that the APEGS Code of Ethics is contained in Section 20 of the Regulatory Bylaws.