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The Iron Ring

The Iron Ring is a symbol that distinctly identifies engineer in Canada. It is important to understand that not every obligated engineer in Canada has professional engineering licence, and not every professional engineer has an Iron Ring on his little finger.

The Iron Ring

The Iron Ring is an old Canadian engineering tradition. It started by seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 1922. The Ring is given as part of “The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer”. The Ring is worn on the little finger of the working hand.

The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer is the ceremony where Iron Rings are given to engineers who choose to obligate themselves to the highest professionalism and humility of their profession. The ritual ceremonies are strictly private affairs. No publicity is allowed. Only obligated engineers are invited to attend, as well as engineers that are being obligated.

The ritual and ring replacement is administered by the Corporation of Seven Wardens. The Corporation is represented in 25 camps located across Canada. Camps 1, 13 15, and 17 are the closest to Mississauga. Should you decide to undergo the ritual and get obligated, please contact warden of the camp and request consideration.

Official Web Site: The Iron Ring

Camp #13 – Hamilton
Mr. Garry Hysop, P. Eng
McMaster University, Faculty of Engineering
1280 Main Street West, Building JHE-A201D
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7
Bus: (905) 525-9140 ext. 24906
Fax: (905) 546-5492

Camp #1 – Toronto
Prof. F. Stewart, P.Eng.
Ryerson University
For Camp #1 Iron Ring Information,


Camp #17 – Guelph
Ms. Tanya Lonsdale, P.Eng.
Braun Consulting Engineers Ltd.
530 Willow Road,
Guelph, ON N1H 7G4
Bus: (519) 836-9892 ext. #26
Fax: (519) 836-9287
Camp #15 – Waterloo
Mr. Larry Galajda, P.Eng.
137 Westchester Dr.
Kitchener, ON N2B 3L6
Bus: (519) 585-7292
Fax: (519) 579-9210
For ring replacements contact:

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