Registration - In-house Organization

Engineers Canada / Ingénieurs Canada / Gerard McDonald, Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Engineers Canada / Ingénieurs Canada
Responsible Officer Name: Gerard McDonald, Chief Executive Officer 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2008-04-04
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 936832-16844
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 322

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 3

Version 1 of 25 (2008-04-04 to 2008-08-07)

Version 1 of 25 (2008-04-04 to 2008-08-07) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Engineers Canada / Ingénieurs Canada
180 Elgin Street
Suite 1100
Ottawa, ON  K2P 2K3
Telephone number: 613-232-2474  Ext.: 269
Fax number: 613-230-5759  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Chantal Guay, Chief Executive Officer  
Description of the organization's activities: Engineers Canada is the national organization of the provincial and territorial associations and ordre that regulate the practicve of engineering in Canada and license Canada's 160,000 professional engineers. Established in 1936, Engineers Canada delivers national programs that ensure the highest standard of engineering education, professional qualifications and ethical conduct. Engineers Canada is the voice of the associations and ordre at the national and international level and promotes a greater understanding of the role and contribution of engineering to society. Through the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), Engineers Canada accredits undergradute and graduate engineering programs in Canada that meet or exceed educational standartds required to be granted registration as a professional engineer in Canada. The Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB), formulates national guidelines on the qualifications and standards of practice required of professional engineers. Engineers Canada is the business name of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The constituent and sole members of Engineers Canada are the 12 provincial and territorial associations/ordre that govern the profession of engineering in Canada.
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2006-12-31
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Infrastructure Canada $21,000.00
Natural Resources Canada $62,500.00
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada $452,900.00
HRSDC $206,224.00
Natural Resources Canada $113,594.00
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade $72,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Marc Bourgeois
Position title: Director, Communications
Public offices held: No
Name: Marie Carter
Position title: Director, Professional and International Affairs
Public offices held: No
Name: Laurèl Craib
Position title: Manager, Government Relations
Public offices held: Yes
Name: Chantal Guay
Position title: Chief Executive Officer
Public offices held: No
Name: David Lapp
Position title: Manager, Professional Practice
Public offices held: No
Name: Brian Smith
Position title: Director, Public Affairs
Public offices held: Yes
Name: Deborah Wolfe
Position title: Director, Education, Outreach and Research
Public offices held: Yes

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Environment Canada, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Defence (DND), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Procurement Review Board of Canada (PRB), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Senate of Canada, Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Labour, Mining, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Engineers Canada has met periodically with officals in the Departments of Transport, Communities and Infrastructure, Natrual Resources, Environment, to disucss issues related to Canada's infrastructure and climate change. Over the past six months this included an informal discussion with the Minister of Natural Resources and a meeting with the Parliamentary Secretary. Engineers Canada has also met on an ongoing basis with senior officials from the Departments of Citizenship and Immigration and Human Resources and Social Development in order to discuss the issue of foreign credentials and how to improve the settlement and integration of internationally trained engineering graduates into licensed practice in Canada. Engineers Canada also discussed plans for the establishment of the Foreign Credential Referral Office with senior officials in the above two departments. These discussions have also included the issue of inter-provincial mobility for professionals. In March 2007, the CEO of Engineers Canada testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources and Social Development as part of the Committee's study of labour mobility in Canada. During 2007 Engineers Canada also met from time to time with officials from other government departments in areas identified under Section D to discuss issues of interest. Engineers Canada has received funding in the past from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade under the Program for Export Market Development (PEMD) in order to assist work with engineering associations in other countries as part of its efforts to facilitate the mobility of engineers between Canada and other countries.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Engineers Canada plans to continue to meet with members of the Executive Branch, members of Parliament and their staffs, and departmental staff with a focus on the following themes: -Citizenship and Immigration - regulations and amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, in particular regarding the settlement of internationally trained engineers in Canada. -HRSD - with respect to the ongoing HRSDC-funded project "FROM CONSIDERATION TO INTEGRATION" (FC2I), and its related Labour Market Study .-INFRASTRUCTURE CANADA - including discussions related to the proposal for the establishment of a National Round Table on Sustainable Infrastructure. -Environment Canada and Natural Resouces Canada - including activities related to the Climate Change Action Plan such as the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee, which is preparing an inventory of public infrastructure and its vulnerability to the effects of climate change. Engineers Canada expects to seek additional funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade under the Program for Export Market Development (PEMD) in order to assist our work with engineering associations in other countries as part of its efforts to facilitate the mobility of engineers between Canada and other countries.
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Regulation Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999: Engineers Canada has an interest in the statutory review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, which is to be undertaken by the House Standing Committee on the Environment during the current session of Parliament.Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2002: Of specific interest are regulations in the above act dealing with the selection of immigrants and the impact of these regulations on the engineering profession.
Bill or Resolution Engineers Canada has an interest in the following acts, bills or resolutions before Parliament.The Federal Budget and related bills when tabled in Parliament annually. C-30 An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Energy Efficiency Act and the Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards Act (Canada's Clean Air Act)Private Members Bills: C-207 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions) C-250 An Act to ensure safe drinking water throughout CanadaC-288 An Act to ensure Canada meets its global climate change obligations under the Kyoto ProtocolC-315 An Act to provide for the harmonization of environmental standards throughout CanadaC-377 An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change
Policy or Program HRSDC - Sector Council Program (SCP) HRSDC - Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP) DFAIT - Program for Export Market Development (PEMD) NRCan - Natural Resources Canada Climate Change Fund Infrastructure Canada - Infrastructure Plan (announced by the Minister of Finance in Advantage Canada Nov 2006)

Government institutions added through a communication report: Infrastructure Canada (INFC) View

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