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Scott,
ontario is not too bad.  Quebec is the difficult one.
Several years ago when I inquired, it required residency
and knowledge of the french language.
Gary

On 5 May 2004 at 16:57, Scott Maxwell wrote:

> Ken:
> 
> >From what I understand, Ontario is the "fun" (i.e. difficult)
> >province to
> get a license in.  It is my understanding (which could be wrong) that
> one of the requirements in Ontario is that you must be a resident of
> the province to get a license there.  I am hoping someone could
> clarify (i.e. correct me) the situation as it might desirable for me
> to obtain a P.Eng. license in Ontario in the near future.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Scott
> Adrian, MI (rather close to Ontario)
> 
> 
> On Wed, 5 May 2004, Ken McClure wrote:
> 
> > Paul,
> >
> > Scott is correct, Canada does not have national licensing.  I just
> > received a temporary license in Ontario - it's temporary AND job
> > specific.  The project that I am currently involved in requires that
> > I have a collaborator that is licensed in Ontario.  A full license
> > is possible but you will need to PROVE proficiecy with the Canadian
> > Codes. And yes, the license was not issued by the Province, but
> > rather the PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario) in my case.
> >
> > Ken J. McClure, P.E.
> > Crative Ink Architects
> > Springfield, MO
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 2:03 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Re: plan stamping website
> >
> >
> > Paul:
> >
> > To my knowledge, Canada also DOES NOT have national licensing.  I
> > believe licensing is done on a province by province basis.  I
> > believe, however, it is NOT done by the provincial goverment but
> > rather by a "professional" organization of the province (similar to
> > the AIA for architects).  I am sure that Sharlie (or some other
> > friendly neighbor from the South [Canada is south of Michigan...at
> > least part of it is] <grin>) will correct me.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Scott
> > Adrian, MI
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 5 May 2004, Paul Feather wrote:
> >
> > > Sharlie,
> > >
> > > Licensing is on a State by State basis and is administered (issued
> > > / controlled) by the individual State governments.  The licensing
> > > boards
> >
> > > are a component of State government, and therefore they also use
> > > State
> >
> > > government lawyers.
> > >
> > > I gather from your posting that in Canada licensing is controlled
> > > at the Ministerial level, or what we would refer to as the Federal
> > > level.
> >
> > > We do not have National licensing.
> > >
> > > Paul Feather PE, SE
> > > pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
> > > www.SE-Solutions.net
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Huffman, Sharlie TRAN:EX" <Sharlie.Huffman(--nospam--at)gems9.gov.bc.ca>
> > > To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 12:14 PM
> > > Subject: RE: plan stamping website
> > >
> > >
> > > > Could our US members clarify something for me please?  Do I
> > > > understand correctly that your licensing boards use State
> > > > government
> >
> > > > lawyers for
> > > their
> > > > legal work?  Are your licencing bodies part of the State
> > > > government?
> > > >
> > > > Sharlie Huffman, P.Eng.
> > > >
> > > > Ministry of Transportation
> > > > Bridge Seismic Engineer
> > > > 4B - 940 Blanshard
> > > > Victoria, BC V8W 3E6
> > > > (B) 250-356-0761
> > > > (F) 250-387-7735
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 7:53 AM
> > > > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > > > Subject: Re: plan stamping website
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Andrew:
> > > >
> > > > As Gail pointed out, it makes sense that General Counsel or even
> > > > the
> >
> > > > State Att. General's office would call.  Such offices will have
> > > > the lawyers that provide legal council to the board as well as
> > > > deal with
> >
> > > > legal cases for
> > > the
> > > > board (especially if they are dealing with an unlicensed
> > > > individual as the board would have no direct recourse if the
> > > > person is not licensed...which
> > > is
> > > > not the case here).  To my knowledge, all board meetings will
> > > > have a
> > > lawyer
> > > > present (likely from the AG's or General Council's office) when
> > > > handling discipline hearings.
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Scott
> > > > Adrian, MI
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, 5 May 2004, Andrew Kester wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Well I must say that Pennsylvania must have took our
> > > > > complaints about that plan stamping website seriously. I am
> > > > > not sure how many
> >
> > > > > of us sent in complaints, but it seems like they got plenty. I
> > > > > just recieved a letter notifying me that they are conducting
> > > > > in inquiry into the allegations, and that they have recieved
> > > > > my formal complaint. All I did was email them, then they
> > > > > responded asking for my name and address so they can file a
> > > > > formal complaint. I do not have the link to that website or I
> > > > > would check
> >
> > > > > to see if it is still there.
> > > > >
> > > > > The weird thing is that the letter came not from the Board of
> > > > > Professional Engineers, but from the Govenor's Office of
> > > > > General Counsel, Department of State Legal Office...
> > > > >
> > > > > Andrew Kester, PE
> > > > > Longwood, FL
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
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