I think Techman is right. To be and "Engineer", well a chartered one anyway, you need at least a masters degree. I think all requirements for any title or job are just getting higher and higher.
I feel this happened when every college and poly suddenly became a university and could issue degrees along with the government policy of more people getting degrees.

My spelling is not bad. I am typing this on a Medigenic keyboard and I blame that for all my typos.