International Mobility

Technology Professionals Canada is the recognized member for two international agreements including the International Engineering Technologists Agreement and the Agreement for International Engineering Technicians. TPC is now the signatory to Sydney Accord and the Dublin Accord. These multinational agreements recognize the “substantial equivalence” in professional competence and education in engineering technology and are intended to help streamline the review of professional credentials for engineering technologists and technicians wishing to practise in another member country.

Each signatory maintains a national register listing those engineering technology professionals who meet the international standard of professional competence. Graduates from an accredited Technology Accreditation Canada or Canadian Technology Accreditation Board program may be recognized around the world.

The Sydney Accord was initially signed June 25, 2001, between Canada and counterparts in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, and South Africa recognize, technologist level educational credentials. Since 2001, additional signatory countries include the United States, Korea, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

The Dublin Accord was signed May 13, 2002, between Canada and counterparts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa recognize technician level educational credentials. Addional countries which have become signatories include Australia, Korea, New Zealand, United States, and Malaysia.

International Engineering Alliance AIET and IETA assessment statement

  • International Engineering Technician1

    Technology Professionals Canada (TPC) will be offering a professional designation “IntETn(Canada)” to Engineering Technicians in accordance with the International Engineering Alliance (IEA). This designation is granted to those engineering technicians in Canada who meet the following criteria:

    • applicants must be a Certified Engineering Technician in Canada (C.Tech)
    • must have a minimum of five years practical work experience
    • must agree to be bound by an international Code of Ethics
    • must demonstrate professional development activities for the past 5 years

    Participating Countries

    How much does it cost?

    • A member of a TPC Provincial Organization: $40 *valid for two years

    What happens after I apply?

    Once your application has been approved by TPC, you will receive a Letter of Authorization indicating that you have met the minimum requirements of an international engineering technician allowing you to use the designation “IntETn(Canada)” for a two year period. Your name will be placed on the TPC International Register for verification by a participating country.

  • International Engineering Technologist1

    Technology Professionals Canada will be offering in the near future a professional designation “IntET(Canada)” to Engineering Technologists in accordance with the International Engineering Alliance (IEA). This designation is granted to those engineering technologists in Canada who meet the following criteria:

    • applicants must be a Certified Engineering Technologist in Canada (AScT, CET, TP or PTech) for a minimum of seven years
    • must have a minimum of seven years practical work experience
    • must have a minimum of two years in a management or supervisory role
    • must agree to be bound by an international Code of Ethics
    • must demonstrate professional development activities for the past 5 years

    Participating Countries

    How much does it cost?

    • A member of a TPC Provincial Organization: $40 *valid for two years

    What happens after I apply?

    Once your application has been approved by TPC, you will receive a Letter of Authorization indicating that you have met the minimum requirements of an international engineering technologist allowing you to use the designation “IntET(Canada)” for a two year period. Your name will be placed on the TPC International Register for verification by a participating country.

     

  • International Qualifications Database1

    The International Qualifications Database (IQDB) is a database of applied science and engineering technology educational programs from institutions around the world. This is used by provincial Registrars to assess the qualifications of foreign trained technology professionals.

    IQDB Authorized Users

    IQDB Authorized Users can access IQDB here.

    Canadian organizations that perform assessment of educational credentials of internationally trained professionals can become IQDB Authorized Users.

    International Educational Institutions

    International Educational Institutions can submit their applied science and engineering technology educational programs for assessment here.

    View assessment results here.

    InternationallyTrained Professionals

    Internationally trained professionals who are considering immigrating to Canada can find out if their program has been assessed by TPC and is found in the IQDB here.

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