The Role of Provincial and Territorial Associations of Architects | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

The Role of Provincial and Territorial Associations of Architects

In Canada, the practice of architecture is regulated by the provinces and territories who delegate this responsibility to the associations of architects through legislation.

The provincial and territorial associations of architects are responsible for the conduct of architects within their jurisdictions. As such, they are responsible for any endorsed architectural competition. In certain instances the RAIC endorses architectural competitions if requested or delegated by a provincial association. The RAIC may also provide a list of professional advisors to coordinate the endorsement or approval process.

Where will you be holding your competition? Select your province or territory in the chart below and look for your endorsing body.

Endorsing Body


Association of Architects

British Columbia

Architectural Institute of British Columbia


Alberta Association of Architects


Saskatchewan Association of Architects


Manitoba Association of Architects


Ontario Association of Architects


Ordre des architectes du Québec

New Brunswick

Architects' Association of New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Association of Architects

Prince Edward Island

Architects Association of Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Association of Architects


Typically your professional advisor would contact the appropriate association and facilitate the endorsement or approval process.