Working or interning in the engineering industry before you have completed your studies is an excellent idea, as this could open some doors and shorten your junior engineer period. But be careful! You are not yet engineers, so you cannot:
  • give consultations and opinions;
  • make measurements and layouts,  prepare reports, computations, designs, drawings, plans, specifications;
  • inspect or supervise works.
Under the Engineers Act (R.S.Q. c. I-9), these acts are reserved for engineers (section 3) when they relate to fields of engineering practice (section 2). These restrictions apply as much to candidates to the profession as they do to junior engineers.

To know what you are allowed to do and especially what you must avoid doing as a student at an internship or job in the engineering industry, refer to the Guide for Future Engineers.