Engineers Canada logo

Licences issued by the engineering regulators in Canada

The following tables show licences issued by the engineering regulators in Canada and their associated titles and abbreviations:

Alberta

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Licence “Professional Engineer”, “Professional Geoscientist” “P.Eng.” or “P.Geo.”
Foreign Licensee APEGA considers you a"Foreign Licensee (Engineering)" or "Foreign Licensee (Geoscience)" : However you have the same rights and responsibilities as a professional member. “P.Eng.” or “P.Geo.”
Professional Licensee “Professional Licensee (Engineering)”, “Professional Licensee (Geoscience)”  
Provisional License “Provisional Licensee (Engineering)”/”Provisional Licensee (Geology)”/ “Provisional Licensee (Geophysics)” or “Provisional Lic. (Eng.)”/ “Provisional Lic. (Geol.)”/ “Provisional Lic. (Geoph.)”  
Member-in-Training “Member-in-Training”, “Engineer-in-Training”, “Geoscientist-inTraining” "MIT" or "EIT" or "GIT"
Professional Technologist “Professional Technologist” “P.Tech.”

 

British Columbia

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Licence “Professional Engineer”, “Engineer””. “P.Eng.”
Non-Resident Licence “Professional Engineer”, “Engineer” “P.Eng.”
Limited Licence “ Engineering Licensee” or “Geoscience Licensee” “Eng.L.” or “Geo.L.”
Designated Structural Engineer “ Struct.Eng.”  
Provisional Licence Provisional members shall not “use the title or otherwise imply that he or she is a professional engineer or professional geoscientist”.  
Member-in-Training “Engineer-in-Training”,”Geoscientists-in-Training” “EIT”, “GIT”

 

Manitoba

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Licence “Professional Engineer” or "Professional Geoscientist” “P.Eng.” or “P.Geo."
Temporary Licence “Temporary Licensee”  
Specified Scope of Practice Licence “Specified Scope of Practice Licensee”  
Member-in-Training “Member-in-Training”,”Engineer-in-Training” or “Geoscientist-in-Training" "MIT" or "EIT" or "GIT"

 

New Brunswick

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Licence/Permis “Engineer / Geoscientist”; “Professional Engineer / Professional Geoscientist”; ingénieur / géoscientifique "P.Eng.” / “P.Geo.” “ing.”/géosc.”
Member-in-Training Licence/Membre stagiaire “Member-in-Training”, “Engineer-in-Training”, “Geoscientist-in-Training” / “Membre stagiaire” “MIT” or "EIT" or "GIT"/ “MS”

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
License “Professional Engineer” / “Professional Geoscientist” "P.Eng.”/ “P.Geo.”
Member-in-Training “Member in Training”, “Engineers-in-Training”, “Geoscientists-in-Training” “MIT”
Limited License “professional member in the practice of engineering – limited license”, “professional member in the practice of geosciences – limited license" “Eng. L.” or “Geo. L.”

 

Northwest Territories

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Licence “Professional Engineer”, “Professional Geoscientist” "P.Eng.”, “P.Geo.”
Member-in-Training Allowed to use the title or variation of “Engineer” or “Geoscientist”" “MIT”

 

Nova Scotia

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Full Member “Professional Engineer” "P.Eng."
Engineer-in-Training “Engineer-in-Training” "EIT"

 

Ontario

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Licence “Professional Engineer”, “Engineer” or “ingénieur” “P.Eng.”
Temporary Licence “Professional Engineer”, “Engineer” or “ingénieur” “P.Eng.”
Limited Licence “Limited Engineering Licensee” or “titulaire de permis restreint d’ingénieur” “LEL” or “PRI”
Limited Licence holder who is also a CET (Certified Engineering Technologist) "Licensed Engineering Technologist” or “technologue en ingénierie titulaire de permis” “LET”
Provisional Licence Provisional Licence  
  “Engineering Intern” or “stagiaire en ingénierie” “EIT”

 

Prince Edward Island

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Licence to practise “Professional Engineer”, “Engineer” "P.Eng."
Provisional Membership (Requires a collaborator, not allowed to work on his/her own)  
Certificate of Engineer-in-Training “Engineer-in-Training” "EIT"

 

Quebec

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Permis d’ingénieur / Engineer’s Permit “ingénieur’ or “Engineer” "ing." or “Eng.”
Permis d’ingénieur junior / Junior Engineer’s Permit ingénieur junior / Junior Engineer “ing. jr’ or “Jr. Eng.”
Permis temporaire / Temporary Permit (for a specific project / language requirements)    
Permis restrictif temporaire en génie / Temporary Restrictive Engineer’s Permit (For graduates from France) You are not allowed to practice without the supervision of an engineer “DPRTG” / “HTREP” or “HPRTG”

 

Saskatchewan

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Licence “Professional Engineer”, “Professional Geoscientist “ “P.Eng.”, “P. Geo"
Temporary Licence Temporary Licensee (note this is only for PE's from Texas and Mexico)  
Licensee Membership (restricted licence) “Engineering Licensee” or “Geoscience Licensee”  
Member-in-Training "Engineer-in-Training" , "Geoscientist-in-Training"  

 

Yukon

Licence Associated Title Abbreviation
Licence “Professional Engineer” “P.Eng.”
Engineer-in-Training “Engineer-in-Training” “E.I.T."
Limited Licence “Limited License Engineer” “L.L.Eng.”

For more information

For more information contact Kyle Smith, Practice Lead, Assessments at kyle.smith@engineerscanada.ca