Discover CSPE

Mission

To inform and inspire the entire Canadian engineering community, supporting the advancement of engineering and technology excellence for the benefit of society.

Vision

To be the home of all Canadian engineering and technology professionals and students, in all disciplines, all over the world.

 

Values

We provide an inclusive home for engineering professionals and students, in all disciplines, working with our global partners to enhance the mobility and recognition of engineering professionals to tackle the world’s challenges.

We're an Advocacy Organization

We aim to speak for individual engineers and their professional concerns, as well as supporting their careers, interests and personal needs.

As the self-interest society for the engineering community,
CSPE lobbies and promotes the following matters:

  • less/more regulation
  • changes to the licensing system
  • better use of salary surveys to promote improved working conditions
  • legal referral services to help engineers in trouble with employment, clients, professional misconduct
  • employment assistance services

CSPE

  • independently run by and for its members
  • member controlled and operates under independent corporate charters
  • advocates for its members

Engineers Canada

  • not independently run
  • appointed group of directors from the Provincial and Territorial Associations, constrained by the same legislation that constrains the provincial/territorial licensing bodies themselves
  • does not offer “Advocacy”
  • cannot defend engineers from accusations of professional misconduct and is difficult to arrange professional liability insurance plans