Office des professions du Québec
Québec has 46 professional orders. Their main role is to ensure that, in the field under their jurisdiction, professionals deliver the best services possible to the public. To fulfill the mandate entrusted it under law, each professional order possesses the powers required to ensure the protection of the public and the quality of the professional services. As the principal mission of professional orders is to ensure the protection of the public, they must:
The members of professional orders are the only persons authorized to use certain titles or abbreviations attesting to their membership in an order. There are two types of professions:
Exclusive professionsOnly the members of recognized orders can use the title and practise the activities reserved for them by law. Professions with reserved titlesAlthough the members of such orders do not have an exclusive right to practise the professional activities in question, the use of the title is limited to them only. If a person does not hold a valid permit and is not registered on the roll of the professional order concerned, that person cannot
Annual activity report Each professional order is required to file an annual report of its activities. Change of address Professionals must inform their order of a change of address so that their files can be kept up to date. Professions governed by a professional order The following professions are governed by a professional order:
Professional Code, CQLR, chapter C-26 The professional laws and regulations are available in the Publications du Québec website.
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