Professional Practice

The Engineering Profession Act outlines the duties and responsibilities of professional engineers who practice in Nova Scotia. The Engineers Nova Scotia Professional Practice Division enforces the Act.
The Engineering Profession Act defines engineering as "the science and art of designing, investigating, supervising the construction, maintenance or operation of, making specifications, inventories or appraisals of, and consultations or reports on machinery, structures, works, plants, mines, mineral deposits, processes, transportation systems, transmission systems and communication systems or any other part thereof."

Click here  to review the Engineers Nova Scotia Act & By-Laws

Presently the Division regulates the professional engineering work of over 6,000 members. Support is provided to a number of committees, including the Profeessional Practice Committee, the Complaints Committee, and the Discipline Committee. These committees guide much of the work required to enforce the Engineering Profession Act.

Complaints and Discipline: Information regarding the Complaints and Discipline process is available here

Corporation Membership
Companies that provide engineering services to the public of Nova Scotia must be members of Engineers Nova Scotia and have a Certificate of Compliance. Each engineer who works with a company that practices in Nova Scotia must also hold a license with Engineers Nova Scotia.

Please click here to access the Corporation Membership page.


The Division consists of the following:
       Kris Dove, P.Eng., MBA, Director of Professional Affairs, e-mail
       Patricia J. Hanson, Enforcement/Compliance Officer, e-mail

Please contact us if you need any assistance or information regarding the Engineering Profession Act or have concerns regarding the practice of an engineer in Nova Scotia.

The Engineering Practice Guidelines provide additional information related to engineering pratice in Nova Scotia and are available here.