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Engineering Intern Financial Credit Program (FCP)

Graduates of Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board-accredited engineering programs and International Engineering Graduates with a Bachelor of Engineering or Applied Science Degree may be eligible to apply, at no cost, for PEO’s professional engineer licence and register in the Engineering Intern (EIT) program for the first year.

How to Apply

Apply by completing the Financial Credit Program application, print the completed application, sign it, attach all documents and mail it to PEO within six months of the date their degree was conferred (Canadian engineering graduates) or they landed in Canada (international engineering graduates):

Professional Engineers Ontario
c/o Admissions/Financial Credit Program
40 Sheppard Ave. West, Suite 101
Toronto, ON, M2N 6K9

 Apply here

Note: faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

General Requirements

To qualify for the FCP, applicants must:

  1. Be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Applied Science and:

Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) graduates must ensure that all documents to support their FCP application are received by PEO within six months of the date of degree conferral. CEAB accredits Bachelors degree programs only; post-graduate degrees are not accredited by CEAB. For a list of all CEAB accredited programs please visit Engineers Canada.

International Engineering Graduates (IEG) must ensure that all documents to support their FCP application are received by PEO within six months of their landing date in Canada.

  1. Complete the FCP application, print out the completed application, sign it, attach all documents and mail it to PEO within six months of the date of degree conferral (CEAB graduates) or within six months of landing in Canada (IEG).

Eligibility and Required Documentation

  1. CEAB graduates - must submit the following:
    1. Acceptable Canadian status documents
    2. Acceptable academic documents
    3. Acceptable proof of age document
    4. A valid email address for all PEO communications
    5. A signed Declaration of Application (last page of the FCP application)
  2. IEG - must submit the following:
    1. Acceptable academic documents
    2. Acceptable proof of age document
    3. Acceptable Canadian status documents
    4. A valid email address for all PEO communications
    5. A signed Declaration of Application (last page of the FCP application)
    6. A work experience summary (applies to applicants with five or more years of engineering experience after graduation)

Failure to receive all required documents within the established time frame will automatically disqualify applicants from the Financial Credit Program.

The PEO Registrar reserves the right to determine at his sole discretion if an FCP applicant meets the EIT Financial Credit Program requirements.

Acceptable Documents

  1. CEAB applicants and IEG applicants who graduated from a U.S. engineering program must submit the following:
    1. Bachelor of engineering or applied science transcript showing date of degree conferral. Transcripts must be received by PEO directly from the issuing institution. Photocopied transcripts and/or “student” issued transcripts are not acceptable.
  2. IEG applicants graduated who from any other International Engineering program must submit the following:
    1. Original transcripts, diplomas, degrees and/or certificates. Copies of the original documents will be accepted if the copies are signed and certified as a true copy of the original by a Canadian professional engineer (with licence number) or a notary public of Ontario. Applicants may also bring their originals and copies to PEO’s office for verification. Photocopied transcripts and/or student-issued transcripts are not acceptable
    2. A copy of the thesis abstract for any post-graduate degree or degrees
    3. If the original transcripts, diplomas, degrees, certificates and/or abstracts were not issued by the institution in English then English translations must be prepared by: a certified member of Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) or, by a Canadian professional engineer who must certify that s/he is fluent in both languages. If a translator cannot be found for your language, contact the Licensing and Registration Department. (Please note that P.Eng. licence holders should not use their P.Eng. seals on non-engineering documents.)
    4. IEG Applicants who have five or more years of engineering experience following graduation form a Bachelors of engineering program must submit a work experience summary as outlined in the Licensing Guide and Application for Licence.

Failure to submit a signed copy of the summary and/or the supporting documents within the required time frame will automatically disqualify applicants from the FCP.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the Engineering Intern Financial Credit Program (FCP)?
  2. What is the Engineering Intern Program (EIT)?
  3. What is the CEAB?
  4. Who qualifies and how do I apply?
  5. What documents do I need to produce?
  6. What type of documentation is acceptable?
  7. What happens if I fail to produce all documents required?
  8. Can I apply in person or by phone?
  9. Do I have to complete a Work Summary?
  10. How do I prepare a Work Summary?
  11. Must I stay in the program?
  12. Must I join the Engineering Intern Program?
  13. Are there any costs associated with the program?
  14. Who do I contact should I have questions?
  15. Where do I send my application, summary and transcripts?

 

  1. What is the Engineering Intern Financial Credit Program (FCP)?
    At its January 2007 meeting, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Council approved motions to enhance inclusiveness in the profession by creating an Engineering Intern Financial Credit Program (FCP). Subsequently, at its March meeting, Council approved the implementation plan for this program. Under this initiative, which will launch May 1, 2007, individuals who have graduated from Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredited bachelor of engineering programs or International Engineering Graduates (IEG) with a Bachelor of Engineering or Applied Science Degree may be able to apply for PEO’s professional engineer licence at no cost. Also at no cost, individuals may register in the Engineering Intern (EIT) program for the first year provided they meet specific criteria established by PEO.
  1. What is the Engineering Intern Program (EIT)?
    Click here for more information on the EIT program.
  1. What is the CEAB?
    The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) was established by Engineers Canada in 1965 to accredit undergraduate engineering programs.
  1. Who qualifies and how do I apply? 
    To qualify for the FCP, applicants must:
    1. Be 18 years of age or older.
    2. Have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Applied Science and:

    Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) graduates must ensure that all documents to support their FCP application are received by PEO within six months of the date of degree conferral. CEAB accredits Bachelors degree programs only; post-graduate degrees are not accredited by CEAB. For a list of all CEAB accredited programs please visit Engineers Canada.

    International Engineering Graduates (IEG) must ensure that all documents to support their FCP application are received by PEO within six months of their landing date in Canada.

    1. Complete the FCP application, print out the completed application, sign it, attach all documents and mail it to PEO (address below) within six months of the date of degree conferral (CEAB graduates) or within six months of landing in Canada (IEG).

      Professional Engineers Ontario
      c/o Admissions/Financial Credit Program
      40 Sheppard Ave. West, Suite 101
      Toronto, ON, M2N 6K9
  1. What documents do I need to produce?
    Graduates of programs accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board must submit the following:
    1. Acceptable Canadian status documents;
    2. Acceptable academic documents;
    3. Acceptable proof of age document;
    4. Provide a valid email address for all PEO communications; and
    5. A signed Declaration of Application (last page of the FCP application).

    International Engineering Graduates (IEG) must submit the following:

    1. Acceptable academic documents;
    2. Acceptable proof of age document;
    3. Acceptable Canadian status documents;
    4. Provide a valid email address for all PEO communications;
    5. A signed Declaration of Application (last page of the FCP application); and
    6. A work experience summary - This applies to applicants with at least five years of engineering experience following graduation.
  1. What type of documentation is acceptable?

    A) Status in Canada Document (copy of one of the following):
    1. Canadian Birth Certificate;
    2. Canadian Citizenship Card (photocopy both sides);
    3. Record of Landing (Landed Immigrant Status) from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (which must show date of landing);
    4. Permanent Resident Card (both sides).

    Please note, the above are the only documents acceptable as proof of your Canadian status. Other documents, such as Passports, are not acceptable to qualify for this program or for the P.Eng. licence.

    B) Academic Documents:
    Graduates of programs accredited by the CEAB and IEG applicants who graduated from a United States engineering program:

    -
    Bachelor of Engineering or Applied Science transcript showing the date the degree was conferred.
    - Transcripts must be received by PEO directly from the issuing institution. Photocopied transcripts and/or “student” issued transcripts are not acceptable.

    IEG applicants who graduated from any other international engineering program:

    -
    Original transcripts, diplomas, degrees and/or certificates.

    Copies of the original documents will be accepted if the copies are signed and certified as a true copy of the original by a Canadian professional engineer (with licence number) or a notary public of Ontario. Applicants may also bring their originals and copies to PEO’s office for verification. However, please note that all academic documents issued by a Canadian and/or a U.S. engineering institution must be sent to PEO directly by the institution issuing the documents and Photocopied transcripts and/or student-issued transcripts form those institutions are not acceptable;

    A copy of the thesis abstract for any postgraduate degree or degrees.

    If the original transcripts, diplomas, degrees, certificates and/or abstracts were not issued by the institution in English, English translations must be prepared by a certified member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO), or by a Canadian professional engineer who must certify that he or she is fluent in both languages. If a translator cannot be found for your language, contact the Licensing and Registration Department. (Please note that P.Eng. licence holders should not use their P.Eng. seals on non-engineering documents.)

  1. What happens if I fail to produce all the required documents?
    Failure to receive all required documents within the six-month application window will automatically disqualify applicants from the Financial Credit Program.
  1. Can I apply in person or by phone?
    No, the Engineering Intern Financial Credit Program (FCP) is an online program. Individuals apply by mailing a completed FCP application to PEO. The applicant is responsible for ensuring all deadlines are met and all required documentation is received by PEO. Once qualified for the FCP, PEO admissions will contact the applicant by email.
  1. Do I have to complete a work summary?
    IEG applicants with at least five years of engineering experience following graduation from a Bachelor of Engineering or Applied Science program must submit a work experience summary as outlined on page 9, section 7 of the Licensing Guide and Application for Licence.
  1. How do I prepare a Work Summary?
    See page 6 of the Licensing Guide and Application for Licence. For more information, see PEO’s Guide to the Required Experience for Licensing as a Professional Engineer in Ontario.
  1. Must I stay in the program?
    Applicants qualified for the FCP are deemed to have applied for a Professional Engineering Licence (P.Eng.) and are automatically registered in the as EIT if they meet the program criteria.

    Applicants may choose to withdraw their P.Eng application and resign from the EIT program at any time. However, should they pursue a P.Eng licence in the future and resume their EIT status, they must complete and submit a P.Eng application and meet all the rules and requirements at the time of the new application.
  1. Must I join the Engineering Intern Program?
    Applicants who qualify for the FCP are automatically deemed to have applied for a licence to practice professional engineering, and if they meet the requirement of the Engineering Intern Program, will be automatically registered in the EIT program for the first year at no cost.

    If applicants wish to remain in the EIT program after the first year, they will be required to pay the EIT program fee for each subsequent year they belong.
  1. Are there any costs associated with the program?
    Under this initiative, you may apply for the professional engineer licence at no cost. Also at no cost, you will be registered in the Engineering Intern (EIT) program for the first year, provided you meet specific criteria established by PEO.

    Applicants who qualify for the EIT program will be required to pay the EIT fees in the subsequent years to remain registered, in addition all other P.Eng. Registration fees and annual fees will be required when the applicants meet the requirement for the P.Eng. Licensure.
  1. Who do I contact should I have questions?
    All questions should be emailed to FinancialCreditProgram@peo.on.ca.
  1. Where do I send my application, summary and transcripts?

    Professional Engineers Ontario
    c/o Admissions/Financial Credit Program
    40 Sheppard Ave. West, Suite 101
    Toronto, ON, M2N 6K9
    Phone: (416) 224-1100; Toll-free Telephone : 1-800- 339-3716

    Notice: Faxed and emailed applications are not accepted.