The world needs engineers. But in our rapidly changing world, the role of the engineer is constantly evolving and often overlooked. Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and its members and partners are reminding Ontarians that everywhere they look – #AnEngineerWasHere.

Engineers make the world work

How you live, travel, learn and experience the world is made possible by the expertise of engineers. From soaring towers and city grids to cars, phones, and computers, the engineering profession impacts almost every part of daily life.

Government needs to appreciate and consult with engineers

Engineers must be at the table before decisions are made regarding infrastructure, climate change and other important issues so that the future of our province is based on economically sound principles.

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3. Share the photo on social media using the hashtag #AnEngineerWasHere


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Why did OSPE launch the
#AnEngineerWasHere campaign?

In our rapidly changing world, the role of the engineer is often overlooked. OSPE's #AnEngineerWasHere campaign is designed to promote the engineering profession and to raise awareness about the critical role that engineers play in making our world work.

What does it mean to be an engineer in Ontario?

Having an accredited engineering degree is only one of the required steps to become a Professional Engineer in Ontario. Being an "engineer" means that an individual has their engineering licence – referred to as a P.Eng. designation. You must have a licence to be called an "engineer" in Ontario.

OSPE is an advocacy association that represents the voice of the entire engineering profession in Ontario.

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is the official regulatory body responsible for issuing engineering licences across the province.

How many engineers and engineering graduates are there in Ontario?

There are approximately 80,000 professional engineers and 250,000 engineering graduates in Ontario.

How do I know if engineering is the right career choice for me?

If you have an aptitude for math and science, enjoy puzzles and problem-solving, wonder how things work, have a desire to make a difference in people's lives, and have the patience and persistence to embrace processes of trial and error, a career in engineering may be fitting for you. If find yourself curious about the various types of engineering disciplines and career opportunities available, check out OSPE's blog for examples of the diversity of work engineers across Ontario are doing everyday.

About OSPE

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)
is the voice of the entire engineering profession in Ontario. OSPE raises awareness of the role of engineers in society and influences public policy that affects the profession.

OSPE links:

• The engineering profession with government, the public and the media
• Students and recent grads with employers in need of engineering talent
• Prospective engineering students with mentors and universities