Engineering Licensee (Eng.L.)

Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba has a new type of license category – the Specified Scope of Practice License (otherwise known as the Limited License). 

This new category allows those who have a non-engineering or non-geoscience degree to be able to practice engineering or geoscience within a limited scope of a specific discipline.  Eligible applicants include those who have either college diplomas in engineering technology or bachelor degrees in related fields which are not engineering or geoscience – for example, chemistry, biology, environmental science, physics or mathematics. 

Changes to The Engineering & Geoscientific Professions Act of Manitoba which took place in 2015, put in place the proper regulatory framework for this new license category.  The Act changes were precipitated by license categories already in place in other provinces such as BC, Saskatchewan and Alberta.  Common license categories across Canada allow for mobility between provinces.  A lot of work was done by Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba’s Limited License Task Group to finalize the qualification criteria; these criteria are referred to as “paths” which are now on the web site.  

To find out more about this new license category, please go to the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba website at: