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COVID-19 Updates

Our office is now closed until further notice but staff are working remotely to the extent possible in light of operational and other restrictions resulting from the current emergency.

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COVID-19

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

PEO continues to actively monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is taking measures to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. These measures are summarized below.

 

Office closure

To limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, PEO has implemented a work at home plan for all its employees until further notice.

As we transition to this plan, we will continue to assist you as best we can while doing as much as possible to maintain our core operations.

Our general reception phone line remains open at (416) 224-1100 or 800-339-3716. You can also reach representatives in our various departments through the online contact forms on our website at www.peo.on.ca/contact

Our response times may be slower than usual given the extreme circumstances, so we do appreciate your patience as we navigate this constantly evolving situation.
 

Temporary Mail Service Suspension

In light of concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, PEO is no longer directly accepting incoming mail deliveries as of March 27. Deliveries are being received and securely held onsite by PEO’s property manager.

Applications for licences and certificates of authorization will not be accepted by mail until further notice. Please note that applications cannot be sent to PEO electronically at this time.

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. 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.


COVID-19: Practice Advisory Notice

Obligations and responsibilities of professional engineers and holders of limited licences during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.peo.on.ca/sites/default/files/2020-03/Advisory%20Notice%20-%20COVID19%20%28FINAL%29.pdf


Making a complaint

Update on submitting a complaint: While PEO’s office remains closed and staff have transitioned to a work from home plan, only complaints sent via email can be processed at this time. Signed complaint forms should be emailed to complaints@peo.on.ca. If you have recently mailed a complaint to PEO and have not received acknowledgment of receipt, please resend the complaint by email to ensure that it is received.
 

How can P.Engs assist during the emergency?

The Government of Canada is working closely with local, provincial, territorial and international partners to minimize the health, economic and social impacts of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

To assist their efforts, PEO is sharing with you the government’s appeal to businesses that can supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19.

For more information, please visit: buyandsell.gc.ca/calling-all-suppliers-help-canada-combat-covid-19.
 

Virtual AGM

Date: May 30, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. EST
Location: Webcast information will be posted here once confirmed

As per the motion of Council passed on March 20, 2020, and in compliance with the order of the provincial government prohibiting organized public events and social gatherings amid concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, PEO’s AGM will now be held on May 30, 2020, using a virtual meeting format. This means that proceedings will be conducted solely via live webcast and will be in “listen mode” only. Members will have the opportunity to submit questions online during the meeting, and to provide submissions in advance. Members interested in participating in the meeting, including voting on business properly brought before the meeting, will need access to an internet-connected device for the full duration of the meeting.

Please see the revised notice of 2020 AGM for more information.
 

Examinations cancelled


Technical Exams

Technical exams scheduled on May 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 have been cancelled at all locations in the province and overseas due to concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak.

Information on future exam sittings will be posted on our website as it becomes available at: www.peo.on.ca/licence-applications/become-professional-engineer/academic-requirements/technical-exam-program.

Please note that PEO will extend your time accordingly if this sitting was your final opportunity to write an exam.

Should you have any questions, please contact our Exam Centre at exams@peo.on.ca.
 

Professional Practice Exam (PPE)

The March 28 sitting of PEO’s Professional Practice Exam has been cancelled at all locations in the province due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

Information on future exam sittings will be posted on our website as it becomes available at: www.peo.on.ca/licence-applications/become-professional-engineer/professional-practice-exam.

Please note that PEO will extend your time accordingly if this sitting was your final opportunity to complete the PPE.

Should you have any further questions, contact our Exam Centre at exams@peo.on.ca.


Council meeting

The March 20, 2020, meeting of PEO Council was reconfigured to a virtual meeting.

Certificate of authorization (CofA) applications

PEO has put in place an alternate process of receiving and approving new certificate of authorization (CofA) applications while the PEO office is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please see the CofA page for details.

Further updates

As this situation is constantly evolving, you are encouraged to regularly check this page and our social media accounts for further updates.

We thank you for your cooperation and your understanding.