We provide resources to assist our stakeholders in understanding our regulatory role and how we protect the public interest.
As part of its regulatory mandate, PEO establishes, maintains and develops: standards of knowledge and skill; standards of practice for the profession; standards of professional ethics; and promotes public awareness of its role. The following are resources to assist PEO stakeholders--licence holders, applicants, and the public--in understanding their roles and responsibilities and the regulator’s work protecting the public interest.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an intern?
An intern, for the purposes of this program, is an engineering intern (EIT) who is seeking guidance and support while they are working towards achieving their professional engineering licence.
Do I have to be a P.Eng. to be a guide?
Yes, you must be a licensed professional engineer with PEO in order to be a guide.
What is a guide?
A guide, for the purposes of this program, is a licensed professional engineer who volunteers his/her time to provide guidance and support to an engineering intern.
How will I know about chapter opportunities and events?
Stay connected with your chapter through email!
- During Registration, you will be asked whether you would like to receive emails from your chapter.
- By selecting “YES” you will be added to the email list and receive messages about your chapter’s activities, such as the Annual General Meeting, licence certificate ceremonies, technical talks and tours and other exciting opportunities.
- Your communication preference can be updated at any time from the Member Portal.
Is there a fee to belong to a local chapter?
Membership is free! There are 36 chapters, organized into 5 regions, across the province. Once you have registered as a member of PEO you will be automatically assigned to a chapter based on your postal code.
What does Council do?
· Functions as the governing body and board of directors of PEO
· Provides overall direction for the association and the profession
· Upholds PEO's duty to protect the public interest
· Sets and maintains high standards for professional engineering practice
· Collaborates with government to respond to critical policy issues
· Recognizes emerging engineering disciplines
What is the purpose of Council?
· PEO Council works to ensure that the Professional Engineers Act is updated to reflect changes in the practice of engineering and responds to the evolving needs and expectations of the public. In 2010, the last time the Act was opened, 66 amendments were made with input from Council.
Why does my vote matter?
· Self-regulation of engineering in Ontario is a privilege - not a right.
· By voting in the Council elections, you’re doing your part to ensure that we, as professional engineers, are in a strong position to continue regulating our own profession to protect the public interest and promote the integrity of engineering in Ontario.
· In the 2017 Council elections, 16.38 per cent of eligible voters participated.
Why should I run for Council?
· Engineering Dimensions article: Animating members to a greater governance role
Testimonial from Past President Annette Bergeron, P.Eng., MBA, FEC:
"Serving as President of Council was a tremendous leadership opportunity. Our Council now needs diversity and I encourage all P.Engs to consider ‘real change’.”