P.Eng. Transfers from another Canadian Engineering Regulator

A person who is licensed as a professional engineer (P.Eng.) in good standing with another Canadian engineering regulator can apply to become licensed as a P.Eng. licence holder with PEO without repeating the regular licensing process.

If you are applying as a P.Eng. Transfer Applicant, please send your application form and required documents to peng.transfers@peo.on.ca for review.

If you already hold a P.Eng. licence from another Canadian engineering association/order, a national mobility agreement between all the provinces and territories allows you to move between provinces and territories without having to repeat the entire licensing process. PEO applicants who are licensed as professional engineers in good standing in another Canadian engineering association/ordre are not required to submit transcripts or write PEO’s National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE).

Please note, there is no mobility agreement for Engineers-In-Training or Engineering Interns (EIT), and EITs cannot transfer their EIT membership between Canadian engineering regulators. Only individuals who are a P.Eng. licence holder with another Canadian regulator can submit a P.Eng. Transfer Application

Submission requirements

Applicants who are licensed as professional engineers in good standing in another Canadian engineering regulator/ordre can transfer their licence to PEO by completing the P.Eng. Transfer Application Form

When submitting your application, please include:

  • A completed and signed application form
  • A current resume
  • An acceptable identification document 

Applicants are not required to submit transcripts nor write PEO’s Professional Practice Examination.

Please send your application package by email to: peng.transfers@peo.on.ca

PEO processing timelines

Step

Estimated processing time Description
1 +/- 8 weeks Initial Review of Completeness for Prospective Transfer Applicant.

2

+/- 2 weeks After all required documents are received, PEO will invoice the Prospective Transfer Applicant their application fee.
3 +/- 8 weeks

After the P.Eng. application fee is paid and processed, PEO will initiate the licensing process of that Transfer Applicant.

4 +/- 2 weeks

After PEO determines that a Transfer Applicant has satisfied the licensing requirements, the application is forwarded for final review and approval.

After the P.Eng. licence is approved, you will be invoiced the P.Eng. licensing and annual fees accordingly.
5 +/- 2 weeks

After the P.Eng. licensing and annual fees are paid and processed, the transfer is complete and you are now a P.Eng. licence holder with PEO.

You will receive instructions on how to receive your digital versions of your seal and licensing certificate.

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