Camp 6, Edmonton, Alberta



The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (the Iron Ring Ceremony) has been a uniquely Canadian tradition for almost 100 years and is the responsibility of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens.

The private Obligation Ceremony where Iron Rings are presented to Engineering graduates and other qualified obligants is held in every Canadian community where Engineering is taught, by one of 28 local 'Camps'.  More than 550,000 Engineers have been obligated in Canada.  

Camp 6 administers The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer in the Edmonton, Alberta area and our first Obligation Ceremony was held in 1930.  To date Camp 6 has obligated over 35,000 Engineering graduates and practicing Engineers at more than 180 Iron Ring Ceremonies.

Iron Rings are worn by many Engineers in Canada, reminding those who wear it - and others - of their ethical obligation to live by a high standard of professional conduct in the service of the public.

The Iron Ring is not a symbol of registration to practice as an Engineer in Canada.  Qualification and registration to practice is the sole responsibility of the Provincial and Territorial licensing bodies (APEGA in Alberta).

Information about the history of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer and contact information for other Camps is available at the Corporation of the Seven Wardens website: 


Graduating Engineering Students

U of A Engineering students completing their degrees in the 2023-24 Fall & Winter Terms who are eligible to be convocated in November 2023 or June 2024 will be invited to attend the spring 2024 Camp 6 Iron Ring Ceremonies.  These will be held in the ETLC Solarium on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024.  Guests can view a broadcast of the Ceremonies in adjacent classrooms and online.

Camp 6 will provide further details at ENGG400 on February 1st, 2024, and the information will also be emailed to eligible student '' emails.  Graduating Engineering students do not apply to attend Iron Ring Ceremonies through this website, they will be invited by Camp 6.

Practicing Professional Engineers

Practicing Professional Engineers do not attend the Spring graduating student Iron Ring Ceremonies.  They may apply through this website to attend the next Camp 6 Practicing Engineer Iron Ring Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, June 27th, 2024.  Please watch this website for more details.