Engineering Work Experience
Ontario law requires that you have four years of engineering work experience before you can obtain your professional engineering licence. At least one year of your experience must be obtained in a Canadian jurisdiction. This ensures that you have sufficient exposure to Canadian engineering codes, legislation, technical standards and regulations.
PEO evaluates each applicant’s engineering experience against five quality-based criteria:
application of theory;
management of engineering;
communication skills; and
awareness of the social implications of engineering.
To become licensed, an applicant must demonstrate a minimum of 48 months of verifiable, acceptable engineering experience gained after completion of their undergraduate engineering degree.
How to Record Engineering Work Experience
You are encouraged to download the following guide and forms to record your engineering experience as you earn it.
PEO considers experience gained before graduation when assessing the quality of the required four years of satisfactory engineering experience. You may be credited with a maximum of 12 months of experience if you have a postgraduate engineering degree or degrees in the same or similar discipline as the undergraduate degree.
Please note that:
only pregraduation engineering experience gained after the mid-point of the bachelor's degree course is eligible for assessment;
a maximum of 12 months is eligible for assessment; and
pregraduation experience cannot be credited in lieu of the required minimum 12 months of Canadian experience.
How to Record Pregraduation Experience
You are encouraged to download the following guide and form to record your experience as you earn it. Keep these records until after your graduation, at which time you should attach them to your application.
Contact us about Experience Assessment
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40 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M2N 6K9