Becoming a Licensed Engineer in Ontario
Becoming a licensed engineer in Ontario will require hard work and a serious financial investment. You need to plan your steps carefully. Start with researching the licensing procedure, and with contacting organizations which can assist you with guidance and advice and can provide a professional network. Talking to other professionals, reading professional journals and Web sites which will broaden your understanding of engineering in Canada is also crucial for making good choices about your professional future.
As you do your research, be sure to find out as much as you can about the following categories:
- Assessment of Credentials
- Language requirements
- Required work experience
Here are a few Web sites to get you started:
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) www.peo.on.ca
The PEO is the licensing body for Ontario. The site provides detailed information on licensing requirements in the province.
Please note that PEO now issues provisional licenses to applicants for a professional engineer (P.Eng.) licence who have satisfied all of PEO's licensing requirements except for the minimum 12 months of verifiable and acceptable engineering experience in a Canadian jurisdiction. For more information, follow the "Provisional License" link which appears under "Licensing and Registration" on the PEO site.
Gateway to Diversity www.equalopportunity.on.ca
This provincial government website offers information on accessing the engineering profession in Ontario.
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers www.ospe.on.ca
Information on advocacy and services for engineers
Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) www.atio.on.ca
Information on finding a certified translator
Canadian Council of Professional Engineers www.ccpe.ca
Information on Ontario university programs in engineering