September 2017

The OIQ will be on your campus during your career days. Look for the Student Section stand to learn more about your future professional order.
We expect you in large numbers at these institutions on the following dates:
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Université de Sherbrooke
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 at Polytechnique Montreal
  • Monday, September 25, 2017 at Concordia University
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 at McGill University
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

June-July-August 2017

Your Student Newsletter is taking a break for the summer. The entire newsletter team would like to take this opportunity to wish you a nice summer! Here are three “assignments” for you this summer:
  1. One click away from becoming an OIQ member!
    Have you graduated? Have you considered starting the registration process with the OIQ? If you haven’t already done so, you are one click away from becoming a member or beginning your junior engineer period. You can register on line right now at
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    Tell us which topics you would like to read about in upcoming issues of the Student Newsletter by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  3. Stay tuned!
    The news never stops, even in the summer! Follow the OIQ and the world of engineering on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
The next issue of the Student Newsletter will be e-mailed to you on September 12.
Until then, enjoy your vacation!
Did you know that summer internships and jobs are an excellent way to create your professional network and get your foot in the door of a company?

Many engineering firms hire students during summer time to give them a chance to experience various aspects of the profession. For example, under the supervision of an engineer, you will be able to help prepare specifications and estimates for a tender, perform technical administrative work, and much more.

However, it is important to keep in mind that as a student, you have the status of an "engineering intern" or even an "engineering student." You may never call yourself or use a position title that includes the word "engineer,” such as "engineer intern.”
Are you an engineering student who is about to graduate? Did you know that having an engineering degree makes you…an engineering graduate, but not an engineer? In Québec, to be an engineer, you must be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
In Québec’s professional system, only engineers registered on the OIQ’s roll who have an engineer’s permit issued by the OIQ are recognized as having the right to perform the many professional acts reserved for the profession or, in other words, practice as engineers.

For more information, click here.
Dear Students,
April 1 officially marks the beginning of the implementation of the ENG2020 Plan, the strategic plan unanimously adopted by the Board of Directors to steer its activities until 2020.
As I pointed out earlier this year in this newsletter, the plan includes actions to modernize the junior engineer period, a key step in the path that leads to obtaining the engineer’s permit.
As an OIQ Student Section member, we invite you to discuss the latest news on the OIQ and engineering on our Facebook page.

To consult and comment on engineering information, discover innovations and find out what is happening in your field, follow our Facebook page. Join the 11,000 Facebook users who follow, share and comment on discussions, photos and videos every day:
Dear Students,
Did you know that the ranks of the engineering profession are being successfully replenished? In fact, 1,943 junior engineers became full-fledged engineers at the end of their junior engineer period in 2016-2017. These professionals may now practice engineering fully independently. Many of them participated in the Soirées reconnaissance events held by the OIQ in the spring across Québec to celebrate this important milestone on their professional path.
The Board of Directors of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec unanimously adopted the ENG2020 Plan, which is the product of a rigorous strategic planning process that began in the summer of 2016.

This strategic plan and its goal is to make the OIQ THE reference in protecting the public. See how the OIQ intends to achieve this goal by watching this video.