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Message from
the President
Ray Wilkinson, C.E.T.

It's been amazing to see how our technical professionals
have adapted to an online-only presence during this pandemic. In my role as president, I've also been part of the
remote working environment by virtually "attending" several online events this spring . In May I "attended" the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and
Technologists (OACETT) Annual General Meeting held in
Toronto. At the start of June I represented ASET at the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) Annual General Meeting.

The government asked for information on: our application
registration process; the documentation we require of applicants; possible streamlining of processes for workers;
whether there should be a timeline for a worker's application to be approved; and the implications of introducing labour mobility registration. Our CEO Barry Cavanaugh
provided a written submission on this act, explaining how
ASET had already specifically addressed it.
We returned back to our regular Council meeting schedule
with our Council meeting on Friday, 11 September 2020.

Later in June I was "present" at the Technology Professionals of Canada (TPC) Leadership Council Meeting. This
included the Annual General Meeting for Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). In July, August and September
there were three TPC working group meetings. At these
meetings, I worked with the presidents from eight other
provincial technology associations to complete plans for
our national technology association unification.
Alberta's provincial government requested input from
ASET on the government's development of a new labour
mobility act in legislation. This act would reduce labour
mobility barriers for out of province certified workers in
regulated occupations. Our response to their request for
input included my attending an online discussion session
in August. At the discussion, 32 other regulatory organizations' representatives provided information on their work.

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