Architecture, as a profession, is both rewarding and demanding. In order to take the building of space and form beyond utilitarian construction into the realm of artistic, social and environmental consciousness, comprehensive knowledge and skills are required in such areas as humanities, technology, design and management.
To practice as an Architect in Canada, a person must be a registered member of an Association of Architects in one of the Provinces. Applicants for Provincial Registration must first obtain certification of their academic qualifications from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Syllabus curriculum has been prepared to comply with Academic Certification Criteria adopted by the CACB as its standard for granting certification.