Licence Applications

As the regulator of engineering in Ontario, it’s PEO’s role to assure the public that licensed practitioners are competent to practise in their chosen discipline, and that they are taking responsibility for the outcomes of their work.

As the regulator of engineering in Ontario, it’s PEO’s role to assure the public that licensed practitioners are competent to practise in their chosen discipline, and that they are taking responsibility for the outcomes of their work.

PEO protects and serves the public by ensuring all licensed professional engineers are qualified – and by licensing all who qualify.

Do I Need a Licence?

To take responsibility for professional engineering work in Ontario, an individual must be licensed by PEO.

Become a Professional Engineer

In Canada, the professional engineer (P.Eng.) designation represents the highest standards of engineering knowledge, experience and professionalism in the country.

Licence Reinstatement

Applicants who have been previously licensed by PEO may have their licences reinstated by taking these steps.

P.Eng. Transfer From Another Province

Applicants who are licensed as professional engineers in good standing with another Canadian engineering regulator/ordre should apply by completing the professional engineer (P.Eng.) licence application.

International Engineering Graduates

Information for international engineering graduates seeking to become licensed in Ontario.

Certificate of Authorization

In Ontario, professional engineers who provide engineering services directly to the public must have a PEO Certificate of Authorization (C of A).

Consulting Engineer Designation

PEO's "consulting engineer" designation helps promote recognition of engineers in independent practice. Only a member who has been designated as a consulting engineer by PEO can use the restricted title “consulting engineer.”

Limited Licence

A limited licence is issued to an individual who, as a result of at least eight years of specialized experience, has developed competence in a certain area of professional engineering.

Temporary Licence

The temporary licence is issued on a project and discipline basis for a maximum period of twelve months from approval.

Provisional Licence

A provisional licence may be issued to a P.Eng. applicant who has satisfied all of PEO’s licensing requirements except for the minimum 12 months of Canadian engineering experience.

 

Your rights as an applicant

To serve and protect the public interest, PEO licenses only qualified practitioners using registration practices that are fair, objective, impartial and transparent.

Fair Practices

As a professional regulator in Ontario, PEO acts in accordance with the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act (FARPACTA).

Frequently Asked Questions