On February 21, 2013, the Canadian Securities Administrators issued CSA Staff Notice 43-308 (Revised) confirming the addition of two “professional associations”: (i) The Institution of Engineers Australia (Engineers Australia); and (ii) The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (Engineers New Zealand, IPENZ) to the list of foreign professional associations in Appendix A of Companion Policy 43-101CP.

The CSA has also confirmed their view that members of Engineers Australia and Engineers New Zealand, IPENZ that hold the membership designation Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) will meet the criteria in paragraph (e) of the definition of “qualified person”.