Being a licensed engineer is required by law if you plan to call yourself an engineer and practise engineering in Canada and it demonstrates the highest standard of proficiency in the field. It’s not only a sign of your personal achievement; it’s an assurance of quality to employers, clients, and society. In Canada, the granting or regulation of engineering licences (known as licensure) is managed by provincial and territorial engineering regulators.

If you’re a Canadian or international engineering graduate, enrolling as an engineer-in-training, member-in-training, or equivalent in your province or territory can help you navigate the process to becoming a fully qualified engineer. These programs provide guidance toward gaining the relevant professional work experience and ethical knowledge you need to meet requirements for licensure under the National Guideline on admission to the practice of engineering in Canada.

Here’s what you need to know:

Five reasons to become an engineer-in-training

You don’t need to become an engineer-in-training to become an engineer in some provinces or territories, but there are plenty of good reasons why you should. Here are five.

Reasons to become an engineer

You need to obtain a licence from a provincial or territorial engineering regulator to call yourself an engineer and practise engineering in Canada. Here are some good reasons why you should become an engineer.

Explore the engineer-in-training path to become an engineer

Three simple steps to becoming an engineer in Canada.

Discover resources for engineers-in-training applicants

Find resources on the requirements for licensure.

Find the engineer-in-training information in your province or territory

Follow these quick links to your engineering regulator’s program to find out the benefits and requirements of joining.