Engineers Canada

Apply to the Engineers Canada Mobility Register

Before you begin

This application should take no more than 30 minutes to complete and must be completed in a single session. You cannot save your work and come back.

Before submitting an application you must complete the Engineering Experience and Reference Validation Form and have it validated by your professional references. This form does not need to be submitted with your application, but you may be asked to produce it at any time during the processing of your application or while you are a member of the register.

In addition to completing the Engineering Experience and Reference Validation Form, you should also have the following materials at hand:

  • all engineering registration or license numbers
  • all jurisdictions of registration/licensure
  • all dates of registration/licensure

Once your application has been successfully submitted you will be taken to a confirmation page and an email containing a copy of your application will be sent to your primary email address.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Engineers Canada Mobility Register, you must have completed a minimum of seven years of practical experience since graduation in the discipline of engineering practice for which you are submitting this application.  Additionally, you must meet the requirement of having at least two years of being in responsible charge of significant engineering work.

In general, significant engineering work can be defined as work that requires the exercise of independent engineering judgment, the programs and projects concerned should have been substantial in duration, cost, or complexity, and the applicant should have been personally accountable for their success or failure. An applicant may be taken to have been in responsible charge of significant engineering work when they have:

  • planned, designed, coordinated and executed a small project; or,
  • undertaken part of a larger project based on an understanding of the whole project; or,
  • undertaken novel, complex and/or multidisciplinary work.

Demonstrating responsible charge for significant engineering work means that others have relied on your opinions, judgments, or designs and you were held to high standards of knowledge, skill and ethical conduct. This would typically require you to have:

  • stamped or sealed professional engineering documents have been prepared and delivered in your professional capacity, or directly supervised by you in which you take full responsibility for their contents; or,
  • been a registered engineer on certificate required by a Canadian regulator to permits the entity to engage in the business of providing services that are within the practice of professional engineering  (I.e. Certificate of Authorization, Certificate of Practice, etc.); or,
  • been designated as a consulting engineer or a specialist by a Canadian regulator; or,
  • provided expert testimony as an engineer before a court or tribunal.

The two years involving responsible charge of significant engineering work may be included within the seven years of professional experience but must be gained post-licensure.

Terms and conditions

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, to complete your application you must understand and indicate agreement to the following:

  • That I currently am in good standing, and shall continue to maintain good standing, within every jurisdiction that I am licensed to practice.
  • To be governed by and comply with the Act, By-Laws and Code of Ethics/Professional Conduct of my home jurisdiction and any other jurisdiction(s) where I practice engineering.
  • That I shall be held individually accountable for my actions, both through requirements imposed by the engineering regulator(s) in the jurisdiction(s) in which I work, and through the legal processes of those jurisdictions.
  • That I have met, and shall continue to meet, the continuing professional development requirements of my home jurisdiction and any other jurisdiction(s) necessary for the independent practice of the applicable engineering discipline(s).
  • That I shall promptly notify the engineering regulator in every jurisdiction where I am registered to practice of any sanctions (professional, criminal, or other), revocation or changes in my professional standing in any jurisdiction. Failure to comply will result in Engineers Canada reporting this breach of conduct to your home engineering regulator.
  • That I shall suspend practice in every jurisdiction where I am registered to practice if there is a finding of incompetence or professional misconduct made against me in any jurisdiction
  • That Engineers Canada may remove my name from the register for any reason, including a finding that the above terms and conditions have been breached or that any information contained in this application is false or incomplete
  • In order to use the designation “IntPE (Canada)” and/or “APEC Engineer”, I agree to accept the terms of the Engineers Canada Trademark License Agreement with respect to my use of the applicable term(s).
  • I understand that if I am removed from the registers, I am no longer permitted to use the IntPE and/or APEC Engineer designations.