Regulations and laws governing specific occupations are fixed by provincial and territorial governments around specific occupations.
Applied science or engineering technicians and technologists are regulated everywhere in Canada except Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. This means that to use one of the reserved titles, you are required to be registered with a provincial regulatory authority to be authorized to practise as a technician or technologist anywhere in Canada, except in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Note that the use of one of the reserved titles is not required in order to practise in Canada, and therefore, certification is voluntary.
The following titles are used in the regulations governing these occupations:
- Applied science technologist (A.Sc.T./AScT);
- Certified computer information technologist (CCIT);
- Certified engineering technologist (C.E.T./CET);
- Certified technician (CTech);
- Professional technologist (PTech);
- Professional technician (P.T.);
- Registered engineering technologist (RET);
- Technologue professionnel (TP).