Temporary Licence

The temporary licence is issued on a project and discipline basis for a maximum period of twelve months from approval. However, only one Certificate of Authorization is required.

PEO and COVID-19

In light of concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, PEO is no longer directly accepting incoming mail deliveries. 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.

Please check our website regularly for further updates: https://www.peo.on.ca/latest-news/peo-covid-19

For full details on temporary licence specifications, requirements and terms & conditions, please refer Sections 12, 15, 17, 18, 28, 34 and 40 of the Professional Engineers Act and Sections 42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50 and 74 of Ontario Regulation 941.

Application/Submission requirements

Canadian residents (outside of Ontario):

  • Filing of complete applications and payment of fees for a temporary licence(s).

  • Written verification of registration or membership with another provincial regulator/Ordré must be received by the association directly from the respective regulator/Ordre.

  • Proof of citizenship.

Non-Canadian residents:

  1. Filing of complete applications and payment of fees for temporary licence(s).

  2. (a) Qualifications equal to those required for the issuance of a licence as a member; or wide recognition in the field of engineering in respect of the work for which a temporary licence is requested and not less than ten years of experience in said field.
    (b) Original academic transcripts listing all courses and marks for the attainment of the university engineering bachelor's degree must be received by the regulator directly from the respective university.
    (c) Written verification of registration with a professional engineering board of registration or other organization with functions similar to those of the regulator, must be received by the regulator directly from the respective board of registration (if applicable).

  3. Collaboration with a licensed member of the regulator is required to ensure that the engineering work complies with Canadian and Ontario codes, standards, and laws governing the work. All final drawings, reports, etc., must be co-signed and sealed by the collaborator. Also, collaborators must write directly to the Registrar, using the provided sample letter (see Resources section below), confirming their willingness to act as collaborators.

When submitting your application, please include:

  • A completed temporary licence application
  • A copy of your current resume
  • Payment of application fee: ·$780 + HST = $881.40 (in Canadian dollars, cheque or money order, made payable to Professional Engineers Ontario).

Note: Faxed or scanned applications are not acceptable because we require an original handwritten signature.

The application package should be submitted by mail or in-person to:

Professional Engineers Ontario
40 Sheppard Avenue West
Toronto, ON M2N 6K9

For more information, please contact: temporary@peo.on.ca

 What to expect (timelines)

Temporary Licence
Estimated time
  +/- 5 weeks Application Review and Assessment

Basic Steps:

- Submission of Application and Payment

- Final Approval

    Note: Allow +/- 8 weeks for mailing of Stamp/Certificate after final approval