In a groundbreaking move, Alberta plans to exempt technology companies and workers from requiring a license to use the title “software engineer,” challenging the current Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.
Bill 7, if passed, will be the first of its kind in Canada, allowing broader use of the software engineer title.
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) voiced concerns, citing potential risks, while tech companies argue that such restrictions hinder Alberta’s tech industry growth.
The legislation aims to align with the demands of the booming tech sector, emphasizing the need to attract and retain talent in the province.
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