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Financial Credit Program (FCP)

Graduates of Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board-accredited engineering programs and international engineering graduates (IEGs) with a bachelor of engineering or applied science degree may be able to participate in PEO’s Financial Credit Program (FCP). Under the program, as of May 1, 2019, eligible participants can have the cost of their application fee and first year of enrolment in the Engineering Intern (EIT) program (should they choose to enrol) credited towards payment of their registration and initial P.Eng. licence fees once they have been approved for a licence. CEAB graduates who apply within six months of their graduation and IEGs who apply within six months of their landing date in Canada are eligible for the program.

Note: Prior to May 1, 2019, eligible candidates had their application fee and first year of enrollment in the Engineering Intern (EIT) program immediately waived.

 

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 supporting documents are received by PEO within six months of the date of degree conferral or within two months of submitting a licence application—whichever comes first. The CEAB accredits bachelors degree programs only; post-graduate degrees are not accredited by CEAB. For a list of all CEAB accredited programs please visit the Engineers Canada website.

International engineering graduates (IEG) must ensure that all supporting documents are received by PEO within six months of their landing date in Canada or within two months of submitting a licence application—whichever comes first.

  1. Complete and print out a completed P.Eng. licence 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 completed and signed P.Eng. licence 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 completed and signed P.Eng. licence 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/her sole discretion if an applicant meets the 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. Abstracts of theses for all postgraduate degrees or confirmation in writing that no thesis was required. All abstracts must be labeled correctly with the university name, degree and title of the thesis.
    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 she/he is fluent in both languages. If a translator cannot be found for your language, contact the Licensing and Registration department. A reminder that along with the certified translations you must provide a certified copy of the original language documents by an acceptable certifier outlined in number 1 above. (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 from a bachelors of engineering program must submit a work experience summary as outlined in the Licensing Guide and Application for Licence or confirmation in writing that you have no engineering experience or less than 5 years of engineering experience.

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 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. Do I have to complete a Work Summary?
  9. How do I prepare a Work Summary?
  10. Who do I contact should I have questions?
  11. Where do I send my application, summary and transcripts?

 

  1. What is the Financial Credit Program (FCP)?
    As of May 1, 2019, eligible participants will have the cost of their application fee and first year of enrollment in the EIT program (should they have chosen to enroll) credited towards payment of their registration and initial P.Eng. licence fees once they have been approved for a licence. Prior to May 1, 2019, eligible candidates had their application fee and first year of enrollment in the Engineering Intern (EIT) program immediately waived.
  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 P.Eng. 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 the Engineers Canada website.

    International engineering graduates (IEG) must ensure that all documents to support their P.Eng. application are received by PEO within six months of their landing date in Canada.

    1. Complete the P.Eng. licence 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 completed and signed P.Eng. licence 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 completed and signed P.Eng. licence 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 US 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Who do I contact should I have questions?
    All questions should be emailed to FinancialCreditProgram@peo.on.ca.
  5. 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.