What We Do
Geoscientists Canada exists to serve the profession of geoscience in Canada. The organization works on behalf of its members – 9 regulatory bodies that register geoscientists and regulate their practice in Canada’s provinces and territories. It facilitates and coordinates national projects designed to enhance protection of the public and safeguard public interests as related to geoscience practice. Some of Geoscientists Canada’s work includes improving standards of geoscience practice, fostering consistent admissions decisions and setting competency requirements, and enhancing national and international mobility for Canada’s professional geoscientists. Examples of the outcomes of completed national initiatives, which received the support of Canada’s federal government, include:
- Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements for Professional RegistrationIn Canada
- Framework for the Development of Geoscience Professional Practice Guidelines
- Framework for Assessment in the Licensing of Professional Geoscientists in Canada
- Competency Profile for Professional Geoscientists at Entry to Practice
- GIT Program Information Guide
Internationally, Geoscientists Canada liaises with national organizations for the profession of geoscience in other countries. It also participates actively in international initiatives concerning professional affairs in geoscience. In 2012 Canada hosted the 4th International Professional Geology Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Geoscientists Canada is a founding Member Organization in the International Union of Geological Science’s Task Group on Global Geoscience Professionalism.