Temporary Licence

The temporary licence is issued on a project and discipline basis for a maximum period of twelve months from approval. However, only one Certificate of Authorization is required.

PEO and COVID-19

In light of concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, PEO is no longer directly accepting incoming mail deliveries. 

We have modified processes so that temporary licence applications are to be submitted by email only. Temporary licence applications received by mail and post-marked after Tuesday, July 14 will not be processed.

Members and applicants are advised not to mail cheques to PEO until further notice. Payment of fees and dues, as well as payments for renewals of certificates of authorization, can be made online via PC banking or credit card. All fees and dues continue to be payable.

PEO staff remain available to respond by phone and email to all inquiries, including those related to the application process.

Please check our website regularly for further updates: https://www.peo.on.ca/latest-news/peo-covid-19

For full details on temporary licence specifications, requirements and terms & conditions, please refer Sections 12, 15, 17, 18, 28, 34 and 40 of the Professional Engineers Act and Sections 42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50 and 74 of Ontario Regulation 941.

Application/Submission requirements

Canadian residents (outside of Ontario):

  • Filing of complete applications and payment of fees for a temporary licence(s).

  • Written verification of registration or membership with another provincial regulator/Ordré must be received by the association directly from the respective regulator/Ordre.

  • Proof of citizenship.

Non-Canadian residents:

  1. Filing of complete applications and payment of fees for temporary licence(s).

  2. (a) Qualifications equal to those required for the issuance of a licence as a member; or wide recognition in the field of engineering in respect of the work for which a temporary licence is requested and not less than ten years of experience in said field.
    (b) Original academic transcripts listing all courses and marks for the attainment of the university engineering bachelor's degree must be received by the regulator directly from the respective university.
    (c) Written verification of registration with a professional engineering board of registration or other organization with functions similar to those of the regulator, must be received by the regulator directly from the respective board of registration (if applicable).

  3. Collaboration with a licensed member of the regulator is required to ensure that the engineering work complies with Canadian and Ontario codes, standards, and laws governing the work. All final drawings, reports, etc., must be co-signed and sealed by the collaborator. Also, collaborators must write directly to the Registrar, using the provided sample letter (see Resources section below), confirming their willingness to act as collaborators.

When submitting your application, please include:

  • A completed temporary licence application
  • A copy of your current resume
  • Payment of application fee: ·$780 + HST = $881.40 (Please do not provide a cheque or money order at this time, PEO will inform you when a payment is required and provide information on how to pay online.)

Please submit your application package by email to: temporary@peo.on.ca

 What to expect (timelines)

Temporary Licence
Estimated time
  +/- 5 weeks Application Review and Assessment

Basic Steps:

- Submission of Application and Payment

- Final Approval

    Note: Allow +/- 8 weeks for mailing of Stamp/Certificate after final approval