When Change Means Going International- Canada

Course addresses unique opportunities, challenges, risks, rewards, and other factors to consider when working in the country of Canada.


Through the experiences of two practitioners who completed projects in Canada, you will understand the opportunities of the country and learn what are the similarities and differences to working in Canada vs. the United States. The speakers will review the elements of design, construction documents, local laws, and details of Public-Private Partnerships which factored into how they approached and managed their projects for their international clients. 

This course is part of the When Change Means Going International series. The Overview course and other regional and country specific courses in this series can be taken individually or in combination to suit your interest.

Learning objectives

  • Learn the expectations in the pre-design and design phase of clients in Canada.
  • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of engaging in a Public-Private Partnership in Canada.
  • Recognize the differences in laws, codes, regulations, and accessibility issues from domestic norms.
  • Identify how climate considerations affect projects in the climate.
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Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
$40 non-member
$25 member
1.00 LU
  • RIBA


  • Stuart B. Howard


    Principal, Stuart Howard Architects Inc., Canada

    Stuart Howard is the Architect Principal of Stuart Howard Architects Inc. which he established in...
  • Stanis Smith


    Executive Vice President, Stantec, Canada

    Stanis Smith leads Stantec’s Buildings Group, which comprises over 2,700 Architecture and Buildings...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz