EGBC – New Regulatory Requirements for Firms in BC


Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia has announced a regulatory change following the coming into force of the Professional Governance Act.

On February 5, 2021, the Professional Governance Act (PGA) came into force – new governing legislation for Engineers and Geoscientists BC and its registrants. The PGA introduces new regulatory tools, processes, and requirements for Engineers and Geoscientists BC, including the responsibility to regulate firms.

All firms that engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience as part of their operations (including firms that only provide advice or services internally) will be required to register with Engineers and Geoscientists BC for a Permit to Practice beginning July 2, 2021.

A Permit to Practice grants firms the legal authority to engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience in BC.

More detailed information about the regulations is available at:

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is providing support, resources and training to assist firms with registering and ensuring they are compliant with these new regulatory requirements. Visit for a complete list of resources and training opportunities.