Architects registered in Canada
Canadian architects currently registered/licensed and in good standing with another provincial or territorial architecture association in Canada may seek membership as a Registered Architect in another Canadian jurisdiction through the Canadian Reciprocity Application for Registration.
Architects registered outside of Canada
Architects registered in another jurisdiction outside of Canada may be eligible to apply for registration in Canada under the terms of a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). These MRAs are formal agreements between architectural regulators in different international jurisdictions to mutually recognize the architectural credentials and qualifications of their registrants, and to provide a pathway for them to obtain registration across participating jurisdictions. Registration under the terms of an MRA is a streamlined process. Eligibility requirements vary for each MRA. Today, Canada has agreements in place with the United States and Mexico, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and a soon-to-be ratified agreement with Europe (ACE).
Applicants are encouraged to review the terms of each MRA in detail.