National Statement of Collaboration

June 6th, 2024


Engineering regulators sign agreement to strengthen collaboration and harmonization

On May 23, 2024, APEGS representatives joined Canada’s other engineering regulators across the country to sign a National Statement of Collaboration to further expand their partnership. The signing ceremony took place in Winnipeg as part of Engineers Canada’s 2024 Spring Meetings and Annual Meeting of Members.

Representing APEGS at the ceremony were President Erin Moss Tressel, P.Eng., P.Geo., FEC, FGC, Executive Director and Registrar Stormy Holmes, P. Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), APEGS representative to Engineers Canada Ernest Barber, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), and Andrew Lockwood, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), incoming APEGS representative to Engineers Canada.

The National Statement of Collaboration reflects regulators’ renewed commitment to proactively work together to address national and international barriers to mobility for engineers and engineering entities, further advancing public safety and increasing regulatory efficiency.

“Throughout Canada, engineering regulators are navigating changes in public and government expectations and in the regulatory landscape,“ said APEGS President Erin Moss Tressel. “Working together more closely to align with and meet those changes is the responsible approach and will provide significant benefits for engineers in Saskatchewan and across the country, not to mention the public whose safety we are responsible to protect.”

“The signing of the statement marks a pivotal step forward for engineering regulation in Canada,” said Nancy Hill, B.A.Sc., LL.B., FCAE, FEC, P. Eng., President of Engineers Canada. “Through our collective commitment to collaboration, we strengthen our ability to uphold high standards of practice, promote public safety, and foster an equitable engineering environment for current and future engineers in each jurisdiction.”

Collaboration has been foundational to advancing engineering in Canada. Over the years, regulators have demonstrated their dedication to collaboration through programs and initiatives such as the development and implementation of the accreditation system, which ensures quality level education regardless of where the engineering education is pursued in the country. Regulators have also collectively adopted the competency-based assessment, a tool that defines the competencies to practice engineering across Canada.

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