About Us

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) represents companies in Canada that provide professional engineering services to both public and private sector clients.

These services include the planning, design and execution of all types of engineering projects as well as providing independent advice and expertise in a wide range of engineering and engineering-related fields. Through offering these services, ACEC member companies have a direct influence on virtually every aspect of our economic, social and environmental quality of life in Canada.

Founded in 1925, ACEC’s membership today includes nearly 500 independent consulting engineering companies, and 12 provincial and territorial member organizations. Canada is globally recognized for its engineering services and is the fourth largest exporter of engineering services in the world with 30% of its work performed at the international level. 

ACEC advocates for a business and regulatory climate that allows its members to provide the highest level of services and best possible value to its clients.

For more information about ACEC or its consulting engineering firms, visit www.acec.ca.

ACEC Member Organizations

ACEC’s membership includes 12 provincial and territorial Member Organizations (MOs). They form an integral part of ACEC because they are the grass roots that are directly connected with our shared membership and are the representatives of consulting engineering firms on a provincial level.

ACEC MOs are an important part of this “Engineering Legacies” campaign to encourage you, the university student, to choose consulting engineering as a career. Some of you may have already met representatives from the MOs in your province at a career fair or information session on consulting engineering.

ACEC MOs are:

Most MOs have active committees meeting regularly to liaise with client groups, government officials and universities. Many MOs also have Young Professionals Groups (YPGs) composed of recent engineering graduates that are currently working for consulting engineering firms. Talking to a YPG member in your area is a great way for you to get a feel for what it would be like for you to become a consulting engineer.