SNC and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (A.C.E.C.): A.C.E.C. code of ethics (Code of Consulting Engineering Practice). Control of A.C.E.C. by SNC, as evidenced by past-Presidents of A.C.E.C.


Since 1951, some Presidents of SNC have been Presidents of the A.C.E.C. at various times. The list shown is taken from the 1981 Edition of the A.C.E.C. Directory , which is up-dated annually. Thus SNC sactive participation, if not outright control, in the affairs of the A.C.E.C. over the years is obvious.


At the same time, the A.C.E.C has a code of ethics which includes clauses concerning how member firms are supposed to conduct themselves towards employees. The  "Code of Consulting Engineering Practice"  shown is also taken from the 1981 Edition of  the A.C.E.C. Directory.


When I have time I will put up-dated information on this site. Meanwhile, you can find out more about the A.C.E.C. and its member firms on their web site, at :-





The Code of Consulting Engineering Practice of course says nothing about how member firms are supposed to behave towards ex-employees. On the other hand, if SNC and those connected with them - or any other member firm  - exploits such a loophole as a means of  -quote – legitimizing- unquote - corrupt or unethical practices of any kind towards ex-employees, this is not good for the image of the profession and certainly a black mark for Canada with respect to prospective immigrants who are foreign–trained engineers. In fact, as far as I am concerned, until such time as there is a change of attitude towards me personally, this is a very good reason to explain to prospective immigrants why they should NOT come to Canada.


Further, at present and for a long time past, the situation was / is being aggravated by the inattention in Canada to the poor job market for professional engineers, as evidenced by the O.S.P.E.'s letter to Prime Minister Paul Martin dated March 18th 2004 and other O.S.P.E. submissions


In addition to this, there is almost total inattention in Canada to properly counting the numbers employed, creating the popular impression that unemployment has  typically been in the range 6% to 9% - when in fact it is more like 4 times this.


See "Ottawa's Hidden Workforce", released in Fall 1998.The estimated population base of 771,900 people represents about 2.5% of Canada’s total population.