Every architect practicing architecture in Canada is required by law to be registered as a member of a provincial and/or territorial regulatory body and to be governed by its rules. These associations are established by provincial or territorial law with the mandate to protect the public and ensure that residents are served by architectural professionals who meet high standards of competence and professional conduct.
To fulfill their public interest mandate, each architectural regulatory body sets the standards for admission to the profession and for member professional conduct in the jurisdiction. This mandate protects the public by ensuring architectural professionals meet high standards of competence and conduct. The associations also investigate complaints and administer disciplinary procedures for members who violate the required standards of conduct.
To learn more about how Canada’s architectural associations serve the public interest, to become a member of the architectural profession, or to make a complaint about a member in your province or territory, please consult the association in your jurisdiction:
Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)
Alberta Association of Architects (AAA)
Northwest Territories Association of Architects (NWTAA)
Saskatchewan Association of Architects (SAA)
Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA)
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ)
Architects’ Association of New Brunswick / Association des architectes du Nouveau-Brunswick (AANB)
Architects Licensing Board of Newfoundland and Labrador (ALBNL)
Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA)
Architects Association of Prince Edward Island (AAPEI)