Technology Professionals Find Canadian Voice in Landmark Union
October 8, 2020 - Toronto, Ontario: Partnering for change towards a brighter future for engineering technology and applied science professionals, Technology Professionals Canada (TPC) is proud to announce the strengthening of its Canadian voice for change with the joining of the provincial technology regulatory bodies of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
With TPC’s original members (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario), the expanded organization now represents nine provincial engineering technology and applied science associations which together make up over 93% of registered professional technologists and technicians across Canada. The primary function of TPC’s member associations, together made up of over 50,000 members, is to better protect the Canadian public by regulating the conduct of engineering technology and applied science professionals.
“The joining of five new member jurisdictions adds weight and credibility to our strong and consistent Canadian voice in matters relating to Canadian standards, professional certification and registration practices”, says Barbara Chappell, TPC Administrator. “We expect, too, that it will facilitate our ongoing discussions with provincial governments to recognize the scope of work undertaken by engineering technology professions and to enact, or preserve, legislation that authorizes the practice of that profession by means of defined rights of practice or scope of practice for technologists, based on competencies within engineering technology and applied science fields.
Over the past four years the engineering technology and applied science professional associations’ leaders, members and stakeholders have expressed strong support for the union of all of our voices into one Canadian Technology Professional organization. Adds Chappell, “As we move forward together we can unequivocally pledge our continued commitment to the success of our regulated members, students and post-secondary institutions”.
Barbara Chappell, M.A., Director, IETO / OACETT Registrar