Introduction

Chartered Engineers Pacific (CEP) serves members of ICE, IMechE, IET, IStructE, CIBSE located in British Columbia, Yukon, Washington State and Alaska.

The Group was formerly known as the Western Canada Group of Chartered Engineers (WCGCE).

Mission

The Group exists to extend the Institutions' services to their overseas members, and to deliver inspirational engineering events and networking opportunities. The Group also assists local engineers, EITs and technologists with an interest in European practices and/or aspirations to register professionally in Europe, to join the appropriate Institution.

History

Founded in 1987 as an amalgamation of the Western Canada branches of the Institutions of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, the Group expanded in 1994 to include members of the Institutions of Structural and Chemical Engineers. In 1998 the Group expanded again to include the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. The Institution of Chemical Engineers terminated its sponsorship in 2011. The Group now represents over 1,000 members of these U.K. engineering Institutions that reside in British Columbia, Yukon, Washington State, and Alaska.

Activities

The Group runs a technical meeting and site visit program out of Vancouver, B.C., and publishes a newsletter, The ChallEnge, twice a year. Additional services include this website, assistance with the APEGBC mentoring program, and assistance to members with Continuing Professional Development

Those visiting this website in order to research prospects for an engineering job here in British Columbia, should navigate to a new page identified on our main services menu. This is based on a letter we have been using as a reply to inquiries over the last couple of years. We have tried to portray a realistic appreciation of what your chances of getting a job here might be, and not we hope either too rosy or too negative a picture.

Mentoring

Individual members of the Group provide assistance to the Vancouver Branch of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) in the implementation of its mentoring program which brings together experienced senior engineers and technically current engineers-in-training for a mutually advantageous exchange of ideas.
The WCGCE refers applicants who desire participation in the APEGBC program to the APEGBC website for more information.