Geoscience - Canada's Profession: A Review of Professional Geoscience in Canada, and the Development, Activities and Relationships of Geoscientists Canada.

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      Part of the recognition by society of the reliance the public places on the services that geoscientists provide, is the move by governments to assure competence and achieve accountability through professional registration; and it is because of the complex and specialized nature of the work of geoscientists that authorities have entrusted the profession with the legal power to self-regulate. As with other professions in Canada, geoscience is regulated at the provincial/territorial level under statutes that establish the regulatory bodies, define scopes of practice for geoscientists and secure protected title for individuals who practice geoscience. Currently, geoscience is a regulated profession in 11 of Canada's 13 provinces and territories. The practice of geoscience is not yet regulated in either Prince Edward Island or Yukon. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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      La reconnaissance de la société envers l'importance des services fournis par les géoscientifiques est due en grande partie aux initiatives de mise en oeuvre de systèmes d'inscription professionnelle menées par les gouvernements pour assurer des compétences de base et une transparence professionnelle. Et c'est la nature complexe et spécialisée du travail du géoscientifique qui a incitée les autorités à conférer à la profession des géosciences le pouvoir légal de s'autoréguler. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]