The Registration Committee conducts formal hearings between the Registrar and applicants for licensure. Applicants who have received a Notice of Proposal to refuse to issue a licence from the Registrar may request a hearing by the Registration Committee. At a hearing, an applicant must demonstrate that the applicant who had received the Registrar’s Notice of Proposal to refuse, meets the requirements set out under the Professional Engineers Act and its Regulations, or, that the applicant should be granted an exemption and will engage in the practice of the professional engineering, with competence and integrity. If the applicant is successful in making that evidence, the Registration Committee can order that the Registrar issue to the applicant a licence, provisional licence, Certification of Authorization, temporary licence or limited licence, as the case may be. Applicants for a licence who meet the requirements for the issuance of a licence, may also request the issuance of a provisional licence. Applicants who disagree with the Registrar’s proposal to refuse to issue a licence, may also make an additional request to the Registration Committee for an Order directing the Registrar to issue a provisional licence at a hearing of the Registration Committee regarding their contested application for a licence.
Notice of the Electronic Conduct of Hearings of the Registration Committee of the Association of Professional Engineers Ontario
- To protect the health and safety of all persons involved, given the COVID-19 pandemic, all proceedings of the Registration Committee will be held electronically for the foreseeable future.
- All hearings before the Registration Committee will proceed remotely by videoconference on the Zoom platform.
- The Registration Committee’s remote hearings remain open to the public. A court reporter will record the evidence taken at the remote hearing.
- The parties and witnesses should observe etiquette and best practices appropriate to remote hearings, including that there shall be no communication with witnesses who are testifying by use of the chat function or any other means.
- No person may take or attempt to take a photograph, motion picture, audio recording or other record capable of producing visual or aural representations of the remote hearing by electronic means or otherwise.
- All documents in relation to Registration Committee proceedings are to be delivered and filed electronically only. The parties will be advised as to the procedure.
- The Association's website posts hearing schedules and links for public access to the hearings.
- Panels of the Registration Committee may provide additional or alternative directions.
2020 Hearing Schedule
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This schedule of the Registration Committee proceedings is provided for public information and is subject to change.
Note: Due to the pandemic, the PEO offices and hearing rooms are closed to the public and to the parties. The hearings are conducted electronically, and modalities enabled via Arbitration Place Virtual. A livestream link is provided to the hearing and is only publicly viewable during the scheduled time for the hearing.
Arbitration Place Virtual (“APV”) has been retained by the tribunal as an all-encompassing service for the facilitation of its virtual hearings proceedings. APV is retained to provide experienced Virtual Case Managers that oversee all technical logistics and technological preparation for the proceeding – both prior to and throughout the matter – so that counsel, the parties, and adjudicators can focus on the substantive issues. APV’s virtual hearing management services include support for document management and display during hearings; facilitation of virtual caucus break-out rooms; coordination with court reporting; hardware upgrades; technical testing and preparatory work. APV is under the direction of the tribunal only.
Stakeholder Comments Requested
As part of its commitment to deliver fair and impartial adjudicative services, the Registration Committee invites stakeholder comment/suggestions to improve access, document interactivity, guidelines, forms, or general ease of use of the webpage. Please email your comments, in confidence, to: email@example.com
Registration Committee Practice Directions
1. Recorded proceedings and Transcripts:
Motion or hearing proceedings before the Tribunal are recorded by an independent court reporter. If a party wishes a partial or complete transcript, these can be ordered directly from the court reporter in attendance at the proceeding. The name of the attending court reporter is provided to the parties at the beginning of the proceeding. Costs of transcribing the recordings are the party’s responsibility.
These Rules will no longer be in effect as of May 31, 2011, except for matters commenced on or before May 31, 2011.
Other References for Parties and Witnesses Appearing Before the Tribunal
Legal services: Law Help Ontario may be able to provide the services of a pro bono legal counsel to those in need of legal assistance. Please refer to the following link to inquire further about eligibility to the program: https://www.lawhelpontario.org/appeals.
The designation (B) indicates a staff member who communicates in French and English.
The electronic addresses of PEO’s staff and volunteers are provided for inquiring about PEO’s regulatory activities related to the regulation of professional engineers. The staff and volunteers do not wish to and do not consent to receiving unsolicited commercial electronic messages such as advertising or other promotional material.
Registration Committee Membership: please go to the following link for the Membership Rosters (Committees and Task Force Roster): https://www.peo.on.ca/about-peo/committees-and-task-forces/annual-reports-committees-task-force
(Note: see page 19 for REC roster)
Excerpts from legislation applicable to pre-hearings and hearings of the Registration Committee:
5.3(4) A member who presides at a pre-hearing conference at which the parties attempt to settle issues shall not preside at the hearing of the proceeding unless the parties consent.
Link to the Statutory Powers Procedure Act (SPPA): https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90s22
19.1 (1) The Registration Committee is continued and shall be composed of the following persons appointed by the Council:
1. At least two persons, each of whom is either,
i. a member of the Council appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, or
ii. a person who is neither a member of the Council nor a member of the Association, and approved by the Attorney General.
2. At least three members of the Association.
(2) Three members of the Registration Committee, of whom at least one is a person referred to in subparagraph 1 i or ii of subsection (1), constitute a quorum.
(3) The Registration Committee shall name one of its members as chair, and another as vice-chair, of the Registration Committee.
Link to Professional Engineers Act: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90p28?search=Professional+Engineers