We have recently been made aware of a scam targeting potential applicants to Engineers and Geoscientists BC, in which individuals are emailed by purported engineering firms with the offer of a lucrative job and an expedited membership or licence in exchange for money. The link provided leads to a website that collects personal information. This website does not belong to Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
All applications for membership or licence with Engineers and Geoscientists BC must be made directly through our online system.
If you have received one of these emails, please contact us at [email protected].
Engineering and geoscience are regulated professions in Canada in which the right to practice is reserved for registrants of the regulatory body. This means that if you are engaging in reserved practice and you are professionally responsible for professional work, activities or documents related to professional engineering or professional geoscience in Canada, you must either:
- Be registered as a professional engineer or professional geoscientist in the province or territory in which you are working, or
- Work under the direct supervision of someone who is a registered professional engineer or professional geoscientist in the province or territory in which you are working.
It is the responsibility of each province and territory to register the professionals offering services in their jurisdiction. In BC, this is done by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia. Provincial and territorial organizations are linked through Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada. Engineers and Geoscientists BC strives to set and maintain high academic, experience, and professional practice standards. These standards work to protect public health, safety, and welfare.
As a registrant of the organization, you will have access to a variety of information and resources to help further your knowledge and develop your career. These include:
As a professional registrant, you will receive a professional certificate and stamp. The stamp allows you to sign and seal documentation that you believe upholds the paramount safety of society and the well-being of the environment.
All registrants are also given a professional designation to use after their name, including P.Eng., P.Geo., EIT or GIT. These designations are recognized in Canada, the United States, and many other international countries.