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

  • Assessment of Credentials
  • Language requirements
  • Training
  • Required work experience
  • Examinations
  • Appeals
  • Registration

Here are a few Web sites to get you started:

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
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
This provincial government website offers information on accessing the
engineering profession in Ontario.

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
Information on advocacy and services for engineers

Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO)
Information on finding a certified translator

Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
Information on Ontario university programs in engineering