By joining the Engineers Canada Mobility Register, engineers currently licensed in Canada can use the APEC Engineer and IntPE (Canada) designations to signify that they have met the standard of registration and are prepared to practise engineering internationally. They may also experience faster registration in some international jurisdictions. See member countries of the IPEA and APEC agreements.
Application to the mobility register is free and uses a self-assessment process whereby Canadian professional engineers declare that they meet and will maintain the qualifications to be on the register. To maintain their status on the register, individuals must annually declare that they continue to meet these qualifications.
See a complete list of engineers listed on the register.
Before you apply
To qualify for registration on the Engineers Canada Mobility Register, you must:
- Be a licensed engineer (P.Eng. or ing.) with at least one of the 12 Canadian engineering regulators, and be listed as being in good standing in each jurisdiction in which you are licensed to practise. Registration is not available to limited licensees, professional licensees, temporary licenses, technologists, or technicians – unless you are also licensed as a P.Eng. in at least one Canadian province or territory.
- Have gained a minimum of 84 months (seven years) of practical engineering experience within the discipline for which you are seeking to be enlisted on the register. Practical engineering experience must have been completed after the educational requirement for licensure as a P.Eng. or ing. has been met. Pre-graduate or pre-qualification experience is not accepted.
- Have spent at least 24 months (two years) of the practical engineering experience in responsible charge of significant engineering work. This is defined as work that: requires the exercise of independent engineering judgment; concerns programs and projects that have been substantial in duration, cost, or complexity; and, the applicant was personally accountable for the success or failure. This work must have been completed while licensed as an engineer in at least one Canadian province or territory.
- Have satisfied and will continue to satisfy the continuing professional development requirements in all jurisdictions in which you practice your area of practice.
- Have completed the Engineering Experience and Reference Validation Forms and have had them validated by eligible validators.
Applications are usually processed and certificates issued within eight to ten weeks if all documentation is submitted and is complete. Engineers Canada will only contact you if we require additional information. You will receive your certificate by email at the address provided in your application.