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"AREC isi propune sa faca acest proces mai simplu. Nu, nu poate schimba criteriile de obtinere a titlului de Professional Engineer, dar poate da sfaturi despre cum trebuie pregatita cererea de admitere in asociatia Inginerilor Profesionisti, si mai ales cum pot fi "evitate" examenele teoretice printr-o pregatire serioasa a interviului legat de experienta practica. AREC nu poate oferi nici job-uri pe tava, dar le ofera celor nou-veniti sansa sa intalneasca ingineri cu vechime, care ii pot recomanda atunci cand se iveste un post nou. In fapt, networking-ul este cel mai important lucru pentru un proaspat imigrant. Tocmai de aceea, AREC ii pune alaturi pe nou-veniti si pe inginerii care au depasit deja hopurile primilor pasi in Canada: primii au sansa sa se prezinte si sa vorbeasca despre ceea ce stiu si ce ar vrea sa faca, ultimii isi ofera experienta si expertiza din Canada cu speranta ca ele vor fi de folos celor care au nevoie de indrumare." - George Oprea, P.Eng.

Many of our AREC members and supporters are receivers of the PEO Volunteer Service Pins.

New Information on P.Eng. licence


Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) has created a new brochure to assist newcomers interested in pursuing licensure as a professional engineer in Ontario.

Please find attached a the Newcomer brochure cover letter from PEO Chief Executive Officer and Registrar, Kim Allen, P.Eng., MBA, FEC, as well as a copy of the new publication "Valuing Newcomers".

 

Applicants - read for updated PEO informations

 

Admission Guide

Version 2014 of the "Foreign-Educated Engineers -Admission Guide to PEO"

is available for only $10 (all inclusive). The booklet of 46 pages contains tables, diagrams, and flowcharts that explain the "What and How" for every step in the application process.

Please email request to:
cosh@stelian.ca or send $10 cheque payable to: Stelian George-Cosh
101-30 Green Valley Drive | Kitchener, ON N2P 1G8 | tel. 519.893.2048

Professional Practice Examination (PPE)

The Professional Practice Examination (PPE), is a three-hour, closed-book exam on ethics, professional practice, engineering law and liability. http://www.peo.on.ca/

ExPS

Examination Preparation ServicesTM provides resources and services to engineers and others, who are preparing to write a Professional Practice Exam (PPE) as a requirement for professional licensing in Canada. ExPSTM features extensive ON-LINE Services and Resources. - Bob Loree's Examination Preparation ServicesTM

Special rates for AREC members (use "Special Promotion Code" AREC2013 when registering for the Regular Package):

$75 off the Regular Package

 

Apply or Register with PEO - go to Licensing & Registration

PEO Member's Directory - Search for individual engineers by Last name, and/or First name, and/or PEO Membership number.

Join Admission Guide to PEO Licence group - This is a venue where to share experiences from your certification and licence journey as a P.Eng. and help interested engineers in finding answers to many questions regarding this process.

Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

P.Eng. The licence to engineer

 

The Office of the Fairness Commissioner oversees licensing in 40 regulatory bodies for Ontario professions.

Fact sheet Fair Access to the Regulated Professions - PDF

WHAT IS BILL 68?

Effective October 25, 2010, the definition of professional engineering work changed.
Is all engineering work professional engineering work? No, not all engineering work is defined as professional engineering work and needs licensing oversight.

Another change to the PE Act from Bill 68, was the updating of the definition of professional engineering to align with the other provinces and territories in Canada. Effective October 25, 2010, the definition of professional engineering changed to include the planning and managing of professional engineering work, and to include the safeguarding of the public's economic interests and the environment.

Professional Engineers Act
5. (1) The definition of "practice of professional engineering" in section 1 of the Professional Engineers Act is repealed and the following substituted: "practice of professional engineering" means any act of planning, designing, composing, evaluating, advising, reporting, directing or supervising that requires the application of engineering principles and concerns the safeguarding of life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare or the environment, or the managing of any such act;

The definition can be divided up into three parts, of which the practitioner must be doing all three parts in their work to be classified as professional engineering work

§ Any act of planning, designing, composing, evaluating, advising, reporting, directing or supervising, or the managing of any such act...
§ ...that requires the application of engineering principles...
§ ...that safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare or the environment...

What work is professional engineering?
The following work is likely professional engineering:

§ Layout of equipment of manufacturing processes (composing/designing)
§ Specification of equipment (evaluating)
§ Design of fixtures if they carry any structural load
§ Maintenance plans, quality plans, lockout procedures

The following work is not likely to be professional engineering:

§ Procurement of equipment
§ Design of tooling - exempt under s.12(3)(c)
§ Support of maintenance and quality
§ Preparation of capital budget (not apply engineering principles)
§ Managing the production of new products by the facility

Section 40 of the Act is amended by adding the following subsections
Offence, use of term "Licensed Engineering Technologist", etc.
(3.1) Every person who is not the holder of the engineering technologist class of limited licence prescribed under subparagraph 9 v.2 of subsection 7 (1) and who uses the title "Licensed Engineering Technologist" or "technologue en ingénierie titulaire de permis" or the initials "LET" or "TITP" in a manner that will lead to a belief that the person is the holder of the engineering technologist class of limited licence is guilty of an offence, and on conviction is liable for the first offence to a fine of not more than $10,000 and for each subsequent offence to a fine of not more than $25,000.

Offence, use of term "engineering intern", etc.
(3.2) Every person who is not an engineering intern under section 20.1 and who uses any of the following terms, titles or descriptions in a manner that will lead to a belief that the person is an engineering intern under that section is guilty of an offence, and on conviction is liable for the first offence to a fine of not more than $10,000 and for each subsequent offence to a fine of not more than $25,000:
1. The title "engineering intern" or "stagiaire en ingénierie" or any abbreviation or variation of the title.
2. The initials "EIT" or "SI".
3. Any other term, title or description that will lead to the belief that the person is an engineering intern under section 20.1

March 01-2013 is the day on which the amendments made by Bill 68 from 25 Oct 2010 come into force.

 

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