1919 - Engineering Profession Act

When the Quebec Bridge collapsed during construction – once in 1907 and again in 1916 – engineers from across Canada began a movement to regulate the engineering profession in order to protect public safety.

On April 5, 1919, a group of engineers gathered in Montreal to draw up the first “model registration bill” – on which all provincial acts were later based.

A year later, the first “Engineering Profession Act” was brought into law in BC, which would constitute what would later become the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of British Columbia.