CIQS is focused on educating the public, industry and government about our industry and the benefits of working with a PQS or CEC.

Join CIQS to earn one of our widely recognized designations, gain access to highly specialized CPD programs, industry events and a growing network of peers.

CIQS publishes various texts, explanatory books and technical publication for sale in the online bookstore.  A variety of CIQS swag can also be ordered here.

Welcome to CIQS

The Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) is the gatekeeper of the ethics and standards for construction and infrastructure economics in Canada.  It is a national professional organization which was founded in 1959 and currently represents over 2,000 construction cost professionals from across Canada as well as beyond our borders.

CIQS owns and manages two professional designations, Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) and Construction Estimator Certified (CEC), which can only be used by qualified, certified members of the Institute.


December 1, 2021: ANNOUNCEMENT: CIQS's newly designed website wins award.  Read more

November 5, 2021: MEDIA RELEASE: Christopher Court, PQS(F), appointed editor at Construction Economist Journal. Read more

October 21, 2021: MEDIA RELEASE: Value Proposition - Call for Members.  Read more