JOIN MAA

Requirements for a Joint A/E Corporation

  • The primary and customary business of the corporation must be both the practice of engineering and the practice of architecture.
  • The practice of architecture must be conducted by, or under the direct personal supervision and responsibility of, one or more permanent employees or shareholders who are MAA Registered Members.
  • The corporation must carry professional liability insurance as prescribed by the MAA Council.
  • A majority of the directors and at least one officer of the corporation must be either APEGM Registered Members or APEGM and MAA Registered Members.
  • The majority of voting shares of the corporation must be held by either APEGM Registered Members or APEGM and MAA Registered Members.
  • The corporate name and letterhead must satisfy the requirements outlined in Section 13.8 of the MAA By-Laws.
  • The corporation must obtain a Certificate of Approval from the MAA on an annual basis.

Note: Individuals other than APEGM and MAA Registered Members may be actively involved in the corporation.

The corporate entity must first be legally established in the Province of Manitoba and registered with the Manitoba Corporations Branch (an extra-provincial registration must be obtained by non-resident corporations). Click here for information and applications for incorporating a business in Manitoba.

The name of the corporation must follow the guidelines under Section 13.8 of the MAA By-Laws. When registering with the Corporations Branch, you must submit written permission from the MAA to use the word "architect" or variant in a corporate name.

The application form for a Certificate of Approval must be signed by all directors in the corporation who are APEGM Registered Members or APEGM and MAA Registered Members. A written undertaking must be signed by any MAA Registered Member accepting responsibility for the practice of architecture by the corporation.

The completed application forms must be attached with:

  • A government certified or notarized copy of the Articles of Incorporation, confirming the information provided in the application (non-resident corporations must also provide a certified or notarized copy of the Certificate of Registration in the Province of Manitoba).
  • Evidence of a valid Certificate of Authorization from APEGM.
  • Evidence that the directors, officers and shareholders, as applicable, are APEGM Registered Members.
  • Evidence of a minimum of $250,000 in liability coverage for the corporation, including the practice of architecture by MAA Registered Member(s).
  • A copy of the proposed letterhead to be used by the corporation.
  • An application fee of $525.00 (includes GST).