The legislative review is a complex and lengthy process, one we anticipate will take until spring of 2019 to fully complete. We are consulting in stages, starting with the majority of changes to the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, followed by the General Regulation and Bylaws.
APEGA has hosted series of consultations with proposed recommendations to date. Listen to our Registrar & CEO, Jay Nagendran, P.Eng., for an update on the completed consultations.
During a consultation, several face-to-face meetings and teleconferences take place to share information about the proposed recommendations. Once Members and Permit Holders are informed about the proposed recommendations they are asked to submit their feedback through a survey.
When the consultation and survey wraps up, a report, known as the We’re Listening report gathers the feedback from the Members and Permit Holders. Council uses the results of the We’re Listening reports to endorse (or revise) the recommendations.
It is important to note, that the EGP Act and General Regulation is provincial legislation developed by the Government of Alberta. However, all the stakeholders recognize that the feedback, thoughts and ideas of APEGA Members and Permit Holders is vital to the process.
In fact, APEGA Council and the Government of Alberta are basing the development of the new legislation on APEGA’s extensive consultation with Members and Permit Holders, and it will be used by the provincial government to rewrite the new legislation.