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Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) is the governing body for certified engineering technicians and technologists in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the association to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a certified engineering technician or technologist in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2013

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

Reports / Applications

2014

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2014

Applications to Practise Processed by the OACETT in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,15328821701,406
Applicants who became members7071851570887

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Engineering Technicians and Technologists)

Applications to Practise Processed by the OACETT in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,23528721101,481
Applicants who became members6071431200744

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Engineering Technicians and Technologists)

Applications to Practise Processed by the OACETT in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,23333321501,484
Applicants who became members619192173 813

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Report on Entry-to-Practice Review, 2011                  

Applications to Practise Processed by the OACETT in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,459331231301,817
Applicants who became members6772662410950

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010
Audit Report

Applications to Practise Processed by the OACETT in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,14633226101,442
Applicants who became members71613534801,082

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009

In a July 2009 guide to help regulators conduct reviews of their entry-to-practice requirements, the OFC drew attention to certain promising practices of the OACETT:

For a description of all OFC-monitored developments for this profession for 2009, see the 2009-2010 Annual Report.

Applications to Practise Processed by the OACETT in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,10837343201,580
Applicants who became members6511652660938

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

Applications to Practise Processed by the OACETT in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received801311143501,278
Applicants who became members6051332400861

2007


During the fall and winter of 2007-2008, the OFC undertook a study of the OACETT to understand its 2007 registration practices and establish baseline data and information. PDF

Exemplary Practices

The OFC gathers regulatory bodies' exemplary licensing practices so that they may learn from one another. Practices for the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists are listed below.

  1. Communicating acceptable alternatives for meeting certification requirements

    This practice allows applicants to better understand...

  2. Engaging with educators and regulators in key source countries

    This practice offers regulators greater insight into...

  3. Enhancing visibility of acceptable alternatives for meeting academic requirements

    This practice anticipates applicants' questions and...

  4. Facilitating associate membership for international applicants before arrival in Canada

    This practice addresses the challenges that many internationally...


Quick Facts

Number of Engineering Technicians and Technologists17,588
Number of Internationally Trained Engineering Technicians and Technologists3,365

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2014

Ontario13,633
Other Canadian Provinces590
USA66
Other International3,299
Unknown0
Total17,588
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)19%

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists does not fall under the jurisdiction of any ministry. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the OACETT for further information about your ability to practise as a certified engineering technician or technologist in Ontario.

Action

A growing number of internationally educated applicants do not ultimately achieve Ontario licensing in their profession. In response, some professions offer alternative career pathways to a similar or related scope of practice.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists has a history of registering internationally educated engineers who qualify as either an engineering technician or an engineering technologist.

July 2013