Professional Reliance Review – Results



Engagement Summary

The purpose of this engagement is to solicit feedback from a diverse group of stakeholders, including qualified professionals (QPs), those who use QPs in both government and the private sector, and the general public, as to how the current professional reliance model is performing, and to provide suggestions as to possible enhancements or changes required.

This provincial review will make recommendations on whether:

  1. Whether professional associations that oversee qualified professionals (QPs) employ best practices to protect the public interest;
  2. Whether government oversight of professional associations is adequate; and
  3. Conditions governing the involvement of QPs in government’s resource management decisions and the appropriate level of government oversight to assure the public their interests are protected.

There were several ways to participate in the engagement process.

  • Citizens (individuals) and users of Qualified Professionals (QPs) could complete an online questionnaire.
  • Stakeholders were invited to submit a formal submission.
  • QPs were invited to complete a survey through their member associations.

 

Timeframe: 

December 1, 2017 – January 19, 2018

Input received:
  • 2,463 public online questionnaires received
  • 1,582 surveys of qualified professionals
  • 102 stakeholder submissions received
  • 300 email submissions received

 

Input leads to action:

The review will make recommendations regarding resource decisions made by government, conditions governing the involvement of QPs in those decisions and the appropriate level of government oversight to assure the public their interests are protected.

Feedback collected from citizens, stakeholders, QPs and users of QPs will be considered, along with findings from a review of current legislation and best practices in other jurisdictions. After the public feedback process closes the feedback will be analyzed and a summary results report will be available to the public.

A final report is expected to be completed by spring 2018. View the engagement site.