The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) is a national, bilingual organization that represents approximately 81,000 engineering students across Canada. Offering services ranging from leadership development conferences, to technical skill competitions, a national student magazine and other outreach efforts, the CFES aims to provide opportunities in support of an all-encompassing education for engineering students in Canada to become unparalleled professionals in their field.

Mission & Vision

The CFES supports growth and communication within its members to ensure their moral, intellectual, cultural, academic, social, and economic well-being. The Federation represents and promotes Canadian undergraduate engineering students on a national and international level. The CFES will not align itself with any political partisan movement.

The goal of the CFES is to solicit, represent, organize and exchange views, information, and activities pertinent to the goals of the members at a national level to improve the quality and scope of Canadian engineering education and experience. The means by which this will be done are:

  1. Offering bilingual opportunities which foster the development of the following facets of an engineering education:
    • Leadership
    • Professional and Ethical Qualities
    • Engineering Identity
    • Technical Proficiency
    • Communication
  2. Provides representation on issues relevant to engineering students in Canada and affiliate itself with any organization pursuing the same goals,
  3. Promotes the free exchange of ideas and experiences to support the constant evolution of student environments across Canada.

We represent 81,000 engineering students across all 10 provinces and through 53 member engineering societies.

Our Members

We are a team of 18 dedicated student volunteers that work together to ensure the organisation's function and success.

Roles & Current Officer Team

Having been in operation since 1968, we have over 40 years of rich history that showcase the exemplary work of engineering students all across the nation.

Our History