It is a key step in your professional development: At the end of the junior engineer period, you receive your engineer’s permit.

As you already know, to obtain a permit to practice as a full-fledged engineer, you will first have to work as a junior engineer under the immediate control and supervision of an experienced engineer during a 36-month apprenticeship period. The junior engineer period lets you gain experience, under supervision, to protect the public from potential mistakes.
The OIQ defines six core competencies that are required to practice engineering and that all junior engineers must master by the end of their junior engineer period:
 
  • assume your status as a professional;
  • solve problems using applied science and best practices;
  • communicate effectively;
  • ensure the quality of your work and activities;
  • manage technical risks;
  • manage activities, technical teams and projects.

Winning conditions to obtain the title of engineer:
 
  • pass your professional examination (link to article);
  • demonstrate 36 months of engineering experience (junior engineer period);
  • demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the French language.

In conclusion, the junior engineer period protects the public, your future employer and the future professional that you will soon be!