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Framework for Assessment in the Licensing of Geoscientists in Canada

This framework is intended to provide the principles of the assessment processes used by each Canadian geoscience regulator and incorporates the requirements for the licensure of all applicants, regardless of their country of education, as outlined in the document Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements for Professional Registration in Canada.  The framework was not formed with the intention of prescribing the steps to be used by each regulator.

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Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements for Professional Registration in Canada (GKE)

This document is a summary of what has been agreed to across the profession and among the regulators within Canada, concerning requirements for new applicants seeking registration in any one of the provinces or territories for the first time. 

 

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Geoscience and Canada – Understanding Our Earth: The vital role of Canada’s geoscientists 

Geoscience is the study of the structure and history of our planet and its natural systems. Human life and progress are underpinned by materials provided by the Earth and geoscience provides us with the knowledge and understanding to find resources and utilise the Earth sustainably, for the benefit of current and future generations. The Earth is changing through natural processes and human actions. This booklet explores how Canadian geoscientists recognise, document, and interpret these processes and changes, particularly the gradual changes that take place over thousands to millions of years, as they help society find and manage Earth’s resources for the present and future.

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GIT Program Information Guide

A Canadian geoscience regulator Geoscientist-In-Training Program can help you while you’re accumulating the required work experience to complete your professional qualifications. As a Geoscientist-In-Training (GIT), current and prospective employers will know that you are academically qualified and on the path to becoming a P.Geo.

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Managing Transitions: Before, During and After Leave

 

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Framework for the Development of Geoscience Professional Practice Guidelines

 

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Competency Profile for Professional Geoscientists at Entry to Practice

Professional competence refers to the ability, in a given practice situation, to act in a safe, effective and ethical manner.
Competence is the ability to perform specific practice tasks with acceptable levels of proficiency. The competencies constitute the array of abilities that the geoscientist brings to the workplace at entry to practice. The competencies cover a broad range of practice tasks, to ensure that geoscientists entering practice for the first time are equipped to work in a variety of common practice settings. 

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National Guideline for Geoscientist-In-Training Programs 

 

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Principles for development of a regulatory regime for granting geoscience technologists independent practice rights

 

 

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Geoscientists Canada commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

 

 

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Geoscience Practice Guidelines Catalogue

Guidelines are documents that outline general guiding principles addressing a single subject relevant to the practice of geoscience in Canada.

The following is a searchable list of guidelines developed by the provincial and territorial geoscience practice regulators in Canada, Geoscientists Canada, and other organizations that may provide additional guidance or assistance. For questions or additional information, please contact your local regulator or the appropriate guideline author.

This list will be updated annually. Please check your regulator’s website for current guidance documents.

Authoring Organization Title Year
Published
Category
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Authenticating Professional Work Products 2019 Authentication
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Concepts of Professionalism 2004 Professionalism
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Continuing Professional Development Program 2014 CPD
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Determining the Need for Professional Involvement in Outsourced Geoscience 2013 Professioanl Practice
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Evaluation of Oil and Gas Reserves for Public Disclosure 2017 Petroleum
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Professional Responsibilities in Completion and Assurance of Reclamation and remediation Work in Alberta 2017 Environmental
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Practice Standard for Quality Inspection of Geophysical data 2002 Geophysics
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Use of Geophysical Instruments in Near-Surface Investigations 2008 Geophysics
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Advertising of Professional Services 2013 Advertising
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline of Considerations for Establishing a Consulting Practice 2005 Professional Practice
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Contract Employees and Independent Contractors 2007 Professional Practice
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Environmental Practice 2004 Environmental
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Ethical Practice 2013 Ethics
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Ethical Use of Geophysical Data 2010 Ethics
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Human Rights Issues In Professional Practice 2005 Ethics
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Management of Risk in Professional Practice 2006 Professional Practice
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Professional Member as a Witness 2003 Professional Practice
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Professional Practice 2013 Professional Practice
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Professional Practice Management Plans 2013 Professional Practice
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Professional Responsibilities in Developing Software 2006 Software
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Relying on Work Prepared by Others 2013 Professional Practice
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Guideline for Selecting Engineering and Geoscience Consultants 2013 Professional Practice
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) Authentication of Documents: Use of Professional Seals 2009 Authentication
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) Continuing Professional Development Program 2020 CPD
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves (CIM Definition Standards) 2014 Minerals
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) CIM Estimation of Mineral Resources & Mineral Reserves Best Practice Guidelines 2019 Minerals
Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects 2016 Minerals
Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities 2015 Pterloeum
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Flood Mapping in BC 2017 Environmental
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Expert Witness 2016 Professional Practice
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Human Rights and Diversity 2016 Ethics
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Sustainability 2016 Professional Practice
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Guidelines on Intellectual Property 2009 Professional Practice
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Assessment of Groundwater at Risk of Containing Pathogens (GARP) 2019 Environmental
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Watershed Assessment and Management of Hydrologic and Geomorphic Risk in the Forest Sector 2020 Environmental
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Legislated Riparian Assessments in BC 2017 Environmental
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Guidelines for Professional Services in the Forest Sector - Forest Roads 2012 Environmental
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Professional Services in the Forest Sector - Terrain Stability Assessments 2010 Environmental
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Guidelines for Management of Terrain Stability in the Forest Sector 2008 Environmental
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Legislated Flood Assessments in a Changing Climate in BC 2018 Environmental
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Guidelines for Legislated Landslide Assessments for Proposed Residential Developments in BC 2010 Environmental
Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick (APEGNB) Guideline for Use of Professional Seal 2019 Authentication
Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick (APEGNB) Continued Competency Assurance Program 2019 CPD
Engineers Canada Public Guideline on Good Character 2013 Ethics
Engineers Canada Guideline for Mentoring Programs 2012 Professional Practice
Engineers Canada Public guideline on assuming responsibility for the work of engineers-in-training 2016 Professional Practice
Engineers Canada National guideline on sustainable development and environmental stewardship for professional engineers 2016 Environmental
Engineers Canada Public guideline on site remediation for engineers 2018 Environmental
Engineers Canada Step-by-step guide for the preparation and implementation of an individual continuing professional development plan 2008 CPD
Engineers Canada Public guideline on site remediation for engineers 2018 Environmental
Engineers Canada Principles of Climate Change Adaptation for Engineers no date Climate Change
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) Professional Development Program Guide no date CPD
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) Authentification of Hardcopy and Electronic Professional Documents Guideline 2019 Authentication
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) Policy on Identification on Work Product and Company Titles 2019 Authentication
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) Flexible Work Arrangements no date Professional Practice
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) Return to Active Practice no date Professional Practice
Engineers Nova Scotia Professional Practice Guidelines (formerly called Manual of Professional Practice) 2016 Professional Practice
Engineers Nova Scotia Guideline for Use of the Professional Seal 2016 Authentication
Engineers Nova Scotia Practice Review Guidelines 2016 Professional Practice
Geoscientists Canada Geoscience Knowledge and Experience Requirements for Professional Registration in Canada 2019 Professional Practice
Geoscientists Canada Framework for Assessment in the Licensing of Professional Geoscientists in Canada 2020 Professional Practice
Geoscientists Canada Competency Profile for Professional Geoscientists at Entry to Practice 2014 Professional Practice
Geoscientists Canada National Guideline for Geoscientist-in-Training Programs 2016 Geoscientist in Training
Geoscientists Canada Geoscientist-in-Training Program Information Guide 2017 Geoscientist in Training
Geoscientists Canada Managing Transitions: Before, During and After Leave - A Planning Resource Guide for Employees and Employers 2010 Human Resources
Geoscientists Nova Scotia (APGNS) Geoscience Professional Practice Guideline for Conducting Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments in Nova Scotia 2014 Environmental
Geoscientists Nova Scotia (APGNS) Continuing Professional Development and Competency Assurance Program Guide 2015 CPD
Geoscientists Nova Scotia (APGNS) Guidelines for the use of the Stamp of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova scotia 2000 Authentication
Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG) Authentication of Documents/Use of Professional Stamps 2012 Authentication
Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG) Continuing Professional Development Program 2016 CPD
Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG) Permit to Practice no date Professional Practice
Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG) A guideline for A Structured Program for Members-in-Training 2010 Geoscientist in Training
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) PEGNL Professional Development Policy and Guideline 2014 CPD
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) PEGNL Environmental Guideline no date Environmental
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) Guidelines for Geotechnical Engineering Services 1995 Professional Practice
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) Guideline for the Use of Computer Software Tools by Professional Engineers and Geoscientists 1995 Software
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) Practice Guideline for Authenticating Professional Documents 2016 Authentication
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) Internship Guideline 2006 Geoscientist in Training
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) Requirements & Guidelines for Administering the Practice of Engineering and Geoscience in Organizations 1997 Professional Practice
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) Professional Conduct Procedure Guideline 2016 Ethics
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) "Selection by Ability" Guidelines for the Selection of Consulting Engineers and Geoscientists 2017 Professional Practice
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Guideline on Human Rights in Professional Practice 2009 Ethics
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Professional Engineers Reviewing Work Prepared by Another Professional Engineer 2011 Professional Practice
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Conducting a Practice Review 2014 Professional Practice
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Use of Professional Engineer's seal 2008 Authentication
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) The Professional Engineer as an Expert Witness 2011 Professional Practice
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Forensic Engineering Investigations 2016 Professional Practice
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Guideline Professional Engineers Providing Services in Environmental Site Assessment, Remediation and Management 1996 Environmental
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Guideline Professional Engineers Providing Geotechnical Engineering Services 1993 Professional Practice
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Guideline Professional Engineers Providing Reports on Mineral Properties 2002 Minerals
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) Mineral Exploration best practices guideline 2000 Minerals
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) General Professional Practices Guidelines for Environmental Geoscience 2003 Environmental
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) Professional Practice Guidelines for advertising and use of the PGO identification and logo 2019 Advertising
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) Professional Practice Guidelines for Groundwater Resources Evaluation, Development, Management and Protection Programs in Ontario 2004 Environmental
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) Guidance for Environmental Site Assessments under Ontario Regulation 153/04 (as amended) 2011 Environmental
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) Phase Two Environmental Site Assessment Reporting Template 2013 Enviornmental
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) General Professional Practice Guidelines for Geophysicists 2019 Geophysical
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) PGO Guidance on Document Authentication 2013 Authentication
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) Reporting Template for Phase Two Environmental Site Assessment Conducted in Accordance with Ontario Regulation 153/04, as Amended 2013 Environmental
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program Requirements: Guidelines for Practising Members 2020 CPD
Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) Professional Geoscientists Reviewing Work Prepared by Another Professional Geoscientist 2019 Professional Pratice
Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE) The Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook (COGE Handbook) 2019 Petroleum

 

 

 

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“In all the excitement of my work as a geoscientist, it’s too easy to overlook an exceedingly important aspect of being part of a self-regulating profession: my code of ethics requires me to conduct my work ‘in the public interest’”

- George Eynon, P.Geo.