Last week the Canadian Securities Administrators issued CSA Staff Notice 43-308, adding a “professional association”,  The Institution of Engineers Australia(Engineers Australia), to the list of foreign professional associations in Appendix A of Companion Policy 43-101CP.  The CSA have also confirmed their view that, provided that such persons meet all other elements of the definition of “qualified person” in section 1.1 of NI 43-101, members of Engineers Australia with the membership designation Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) will meet the criteria in paragraph (e) of the definition of “qualified person”.