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Professional Engineers Ontario

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The Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is the governing body for engineers in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the PEO to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as an engineer in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2016

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

 2020

2019

Engineers_Fair Registration Practices Report_2020.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2020
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,405
208
79
2,059
1,432
6,183
Applicants who became members1,142
109
32
825
02,407

 2019

2019

Engineers_Fair Registration Practices Report_2019.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,632222522,2103315,447
Applicants who became members1,8201343295802,944

 2018

2018

Engineers_Fair Registration Practices Report 2018.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received3,150235582,0104575,910
Applicants who became members1,454893177702,351

 2017

2017

Engineers_Fair Registration Practices Report_2017.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received3,122242561,6792495,348
Applicants who became members1,309812164002,051

 2016

2016

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received3,003241502,0051505,449
Applicants who became members1,179722553501,811

 2015

2015

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,8394841361,695885,242
Applicants who became members1,64047810796703,192

 2014

2014

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2014

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,719161701,5151584,623
Applicants who became members1,5413579491172,910

 2013

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received3,558284771,8344856,238
Applicants who became members1,234923266302,021

 2012

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Engineers)

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,660206831,4192144,582
Applicants who became members1,3801144076102,295

 2011

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Report on Entry-to-Practice Review, 2011

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,4674531451,5302594,854
Applicants who became members1,15639574773112,409

 2010

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,215183591,2932013,951
Applicants who became members1,3581483796502,508

 2009

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009
Audit Report

Proposed Amendment: On July 31, 2009, PEO sent proposed changes to O.Reg. 941/90 to the Ministry of the Attorney General. In October, the OFC received a copy of the draft version of the regulation that PEO forwarded to the Legislative Counsel for review. OFC staff noted that PEO did not take into account the OFC's recommendation regarding the Canadian experience requirement. (The OFC had previously encouraged PEO to consider alternative options to the 12-month Canadian experience requirement, such as relevant courses that would adequately familiarize the applicant with applicable Canadian codes, regulations and standards for the practice of professional engineering.) As of March 31, 2010, a decision is pending on the draft regulation.

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 PEO in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,038227601,4352263,986
Applicants who became members1,119137371,05302,346

 2008

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

In September 2008, PEO made a presentation to OFC staff on its development of a national model for a comprehensive licensure process that would regulate all engineering activities in Canada, facilitate full national mobility and build a platform for international mobility. The model would include a national database of licence holders, an international institute degree database and a national accreditation system.

Also in fall 2008, PEO proposed changes to its registration regulation related to the admissions criteria for obtaining a professional engineer's licence, and invited the OFC to comment. The OFC noted that the changes proposed to the general experience requirements will provide applicants with more information, so that they can better understand the basis on which they will be evaluated. The OFC sees these changes as steps towards transparency in PEO's registration process.

The OFC also suggested that PEO consider alternatives to its Canadian experience requirement, such as the successful completion of courses related to Canadian codes, regulations and standards governing the practice of engineering.

As of March 31, 2009, PEO's proposed changes were under review by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Applications to Practise Processed by the PEO in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,124241641,6753454,449
Applicants who became members1,077147341,11602,374

 2007

2007


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

Quick Facts

Number of Engineers84,745
Number of Internationally Trained Engineers24,286

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


Location of Training, 2020​

Ontario49,354
Other Canadian Provinces10,521
USA1,931
Other International22,355
Unknown584
Total84,745
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)28.65%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Engineers, 2020

Largest NumberIndia
Second Largest NumberIran
Third Largest NumberChina
Fourth Largest NumberEgypt
Fifth Largest NumberPakistan
Number of Applicants1,335

The Professional Engineers Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Attorney General. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the PEO for further information about your ability to practise as an engineer in Ontario.

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