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Professional Order or Professional Association?
Did you know that there is a difference between a professional association and a professional association?
Quebec has 46 professional orders that protect the public. Their main role: to ensure, in their own field, that professionals offer services that meet the quality and integrity standards of the profession. In order to fulfill the important mandate entrusted to them by the law, each professional order has a certain number of powers which constitute as many guarantees for the protection of the public and which ensure the quality of professional services.
As for a professional association, its role is to promote the socio-economic interests and the well-being of its members.
Source: Office des professions