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International Engineering Graduates


Immigration

If you are planning to immigrate to Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker Program you should read about the Express Entry system for application and the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program and how they relate to your APEGS application.

If you have questions about the process or requirements for international graduates, send an email to  Questions-AcademicReview@apegs.ca. Send only one email. Due to the large number of inquiries we currently receive, it will take 3 to 4 weeks to receive a response

To apply for SINP, you require either the approval letter showing that you are currently an engineer-in-training, or the result of your academic assessment showing that you were assigned confirmatory exams. Therefore, you must apply with APEGS first, complete the process below and wait for the result letter, which could take up to one year



For more information about Engineering in Canada visit the Engineers Canada Road Map to Engineering in Canada website.


Inter-Association Mobility


If you are a member-in-training somewhere else in Canada, click here for information on inter-association mobility for members-in-training.


Member-in-training Application Process


Before you start!


Learn about the entire process for professional licensure. You should read and understand the information on the following web pages. Overview, Member-in-training, Professional member, Work Experience Reporting, Professional Practice Exam.


** Note: If, after reading this information, you wish to meet with someone at APEGS, then you must MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AHEAD OF TIME.  Please contact the APEGS office.


Click here to find out about Application fees and timelines


NEW PROCESS as of January 2018!

Standard Application (most international graduates)


If you applied prior to January 1st, 2018, click here for the International Engineering Graduates process before January 2018. If you are applying after December 31st, 2017, just must follow the process and requirements outlined below.

If you do not qualify in any of the subsequent special cases, you must follow the standard application process.

Important!

If during the registration process APEGS discovers that an applicant or member may not meet the Good Character Guideline then action will be taken.


Required Documents

  • Member-in-training application form and fee ($210)

  • World Education Services(WES) ICAP course-by-course credential assessment. If you have a WES ECA report you must upgrade to ICAP course-by-course. ECA report is not acceptable.

  • Academic Assessment fee ($210)

  • Self-assessment

  • Official program syllabus (required if you graduated within the past 10 years)

  • Proof of Identification Form

  • Resume

Process

  1. Submit On-line Member-in-training Application (must pay fee with credit card)

  2. Apply to WES for ICAP course-by-course credential assessment

  3. Once we have received your application and confirmed that an APEGS academic assessment is required, you will be notified and an invoice for the academic assessment fee ($210) will be posted on your online profile. You must go to your online profile to make the payment with a credit card before we will proceed with your application.

  4. Once you have received your WES assessment you must complete the self-assessment section of the Academic Assessment form. Download the Academic Assessment Form that best matches the discipline of your bachelor level degree. Once you have completed the self-assessment section, email the form back to APEGS.

  5. Download Proof of identification form, complete the form and send the completed, original form by mail (post) to APEGS

  6. Send resume and Official Program Syllabi to APEGS by email

  7. If you are an engineering graduate student in Canada, ask the university to issue a transcript directly to APEGS. Any courses you have completed will be taken into consideration in your academic assessment.

Email documents to Documents-AcademicReview@APEGS.ca


Special Case # 1 Canadian Masters or Ph.D. in Engineering*


*If you fall into this category you have until January 31st, 2018 to choose to go through the old process rather than the new process. Click here for details of the old International Engineering Graduates process. Note: APEGS old process may take significantly longer than the new process.


To qualify for this process (new) you must have a 4 year bachelor-level degree in engineering (as assessed by WES) and a completed Canadian graduate degree in engineering that has technical engineering content related to your bachelor level degree.  Once APEGS has received your WES assessment and Canadian transcript(s) we will check to make sure you qualify in this category. If you do not, we will notify you and then you must follow the standard application process.

Required Documents

  • Member-in-training application form and fee ($210)

  • World Education Services(WES) ICAP document-by-document credential assessment

  • Transcript and direct confirmation of graduation for Canadian education

  • Proof of Identification Form

  • Resume

Process

  1. Submit  On-line Member-in-training Application form(must pay fee with credit card)

  2. Apply to WES for ICAP document-by-document credential assessment

  3. Request the Canadian university to issue a transcript directly to APEGS

  4. If date of graduation and confirmation of degree are not listed on your transcript, you must provide direct confirmation of graduation to APEGS by an alternative process. You may ask the university to send a letter to APEGS stating the date of graduation and the degree awarded, or you may use the confirmation of graduation form

  5. Download Proof of identification form , complete form and send the completed, original by mail to APEGS

  6. Send resume to APEGS by email

Email documents to Documents-AcademicReview@APEGS.ca


Special Case #2 Washington Accord Accredited Degree


Follow this process if you have a degree that is accredited under the Washington Accord mutual recognition agreement. Once APEGS has received your WES assessment we will check to make sure you qualify in this category. If you do not, we will notify you and then you must follow the standard application process.


To qualify under the Washington Accord:

  • The date of your graduation must be after the accreditation organization in your country became a member of the Washington Accord

  • Your degree must be on the list of accredited programs in your country

  • Your program must have been accredited at the time you graduated

  • All subjects must have been taken as part of an accredited program

Required Documents

  • Member-in-training application form and fee ($210)

  • World Education Services(WES) ICAP document-by-document credential assessment

  • Proof of Identification Form

  • Resume

Process

  1. Submit On-line Member-in-training Application form (must pay fee with credit card)

  2. Apply to WES for ICAP document-by-document credential assessment

  3. Download Proof of identification form, complete form and send the completed, original by mail (post) to APEGS

  4. Send resume to APEGS by email Documents-AcademicReview@APEGS.ca


Special Case #3 Professional Engineer in the United States


Required Documents

  • Member-in-training application form and fee ($210)

  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) NCEES Records

If you do not have an NCEES record, you must follow the same process as special case #2

  • Proof of identification form

Process

  1. Submit  On-line Member-in-training Application from (must pay $210 fee with credit card)

  2. Request NCEES to provide a copy of your record directly to APEGS.

  3. Download the Proof of identification form and send the completed, original form by mail (post) o APEGS

For information on the remaining process to obtain your P.Eng. click here international-mobility-United-States


Special Case # 4 Professional Level Mutual Recognition


If you have a professional engineering license in Hong Kong, Ireland, Australia or Mexico follow the instructions on the respective pages of the section on international mobility for the required documents and application process.


Special Case #5 Canadian Graduates (with a degree not accredited by Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board)


Required Documents

  • Member-in-training application form and fee ($210)

  • Academic Assessment fee ($210)

  • Transcript(s) issued to APEGS directly from the institution

  • Self-assessment

  • Official program syllabus

  • Resume

  • Proof of ID


Process

  1. Submit  On-line Member-in-training Application form(must pay fee with credit card)

  2. Contact your institution(s) to issue transcript(s) to APEGS

  3. Once we have processed your application, you will be notified and an invoice for the academic assessment fee ($210) will be posted on your online profile. You must go to your online profile to make the payment with a credit card before we will proceed with your application.

  4. Complete the self-assessment section of the academic assessment form. Download the Academic Assessment Form that best matches the discipline of your bachelor level degree. Once you have completed the self-assessment section, email the form back to APEGS.

  5. Download Proof of idenitifaction form, complete form and send the completed, original form by mail to APEGS

  6. Email resume and Official Program Syllabi  to APEGS

Email documents to Documents-AcademicReview@APEGS.ca



Your Contact Information


Once you have applied with APEGS we need to be able to contact you both by email and by regular mail (post). You must keep your contact information up to date or you may not receive important correspondance regarding your application. You are responsible to make sure the information we have is correct and up to date. You can do this using online services. 

Instructions to access On-Line Services if you have not used it before:

Click her to access On-Line Services. Your user name is your 5-digit file number or registration number and if you have not used the system before, you can obtain your password by clicking on “New password / Forgot password”. Enter the information requested and an email containing your password will be sent to the preferred e-mail address on record with APEGS.


 

Next Steps

 

What happens once my application has been received?

Once APEGS has received all the required documents for your application, APEGS will send you an email to confirm that your file is now “in progress”. The email will state: Your application for an academic review as part of your member-in-training application with APEGS is now complete. We have received all the documents we need and your file is now considered to be “in progress”. The estimated time for the academic assessment to be completed is one year from this date.

We will not provide status updates by email or phone, so please do not contact the office to inquire about it. You can check your application status through your online proofile. Once the Academic Review Committee has made a decision on your file, you will be notified by mail. Please make sure that your contact information is kept up to date in our database to ensure that you receive mail from us. You can update your profile through the “On-Line Services” link on our website.

Instructions to access On-Line Services if you have not used it before:

Click here to access "On-Line Services". Your user name is your 5-digit file number or registration number and if you have not used the system before, you can obtain your password by clicking on “New password / Forgot password”. Enter the information requested and an email containing your password will be sent to the preferred e-mail address on record with APEGS.

What is an Academic Assessment?

APEGS will compare your academic background to the Canadian academic standard for engineering. The Engineers Canada - Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) has set this standard. The CEQB has provided syllabus descriptions for the most common engineering disciplines that are offered at Canadian Universities. There is a basic studies syllabus that is common to all disciplines. There is also a discipline specific syllabus. Both of these must be met. The self-assessment that you are required to fill out as part of the academic assessment is based on these syllabus descriptions. 


Possible Results of Academic Assessment


Deficiencies:


If there are any gaps in your academic background compared to the CEQB syllabi, then you will be assigned to fill these gaps or “deficiencies”. You are allowed a maximum of six deficiencies. If you have more than six deficiencies then APEGS will deny your application. However you will be given a “roadmap” of what you must do to re-apply in the future.

There are two options for fulfilling deficiencies:

1. taking an approved course(s)

OR

2. writing challenge exams

If you feel that you have already covered some or all of these subjects in your studies, then you may request a re-assessment. You are only permitted to make one request for re-assessment. The re-assessment result is final and may result in additional deficiencies being identified. If you do not have any additional information to provide then a re-assessment is not an option and you must fulfil your deficiencies before your file can move forward. You must send an email to Questions-AcademicReview@APEGS.ca with the subject heading "re-assessment requst" to get the re-assessment request form.

Once your deficiencies have been fulfilled, you will be assigned confirmatory exams.

Confirmatory Exams:


If APEGS determines that you have a engineering bachelor-level program of that meets the content requirement as specified in the CEQB syllabi, then you will be assigned confirmatory exams. There are usually three confirmatory exams, but this is at the discretion of the ARC. These technical exams confirm that the level of your academic training comparable to that of a 4-year Canadian bachelor-level university program in engineering.


Waiving Confirmatory Exams:


Confirmatory exams may be waived in the following circumstances:

  • You have completed an M.Sc., M.Eng. or Ph.D. in engineering.

Note: If your education is from a country that follows the Bologna Process and your education path is the Bachelor plus Master degree of the Bologna Process, both degrees together are required to meet the academic standard for licensure in Canada. Therefore the Master degree is not eligible for waiving confirmatory exams.

OR

  • You have more than five years of acceptable work experience. If the ARC determines that this is an option for you, you must write up your work experience following APEGS experience reporting guidelines and have it assessed by the Experience Review Committee (ERC). If the ERC determined that your experience is acceptable, then the exam swill be waived. If the experience is not acceptable, then you must write the exams. We will notify you if you have this option. DO NOT submit work experience reports unless you are notified that you are eligible for this.

OR

  • The ARC has determined that your performance in completing deficiencies through the course or exam route demonstrates an acceptable level of education.

 

Application approval


Once Confirmatory exams have been completed, or they have been waived, APEGS will send you a letter informing you that you have been approved as an engineer-in-training. This letter will include a notice for your membership dues. You will also be notified by automatic email on how to check your application status in your On-Line Profile and how to pay annual fees on-line. 

You have the privelege of using the title "engineer-in-training" only after you have been approved and paid your membership fees. 

After you have paid annual fees, your stamp will be mailed to you.  

Your certificate will be delivered after it is signed, which can take up to six weeks. You do not need your certificate in your possession in order to start using the title "engineer-in-training".


Engineer-in-Training Stamp

Your stamp will be ordered from the manufacturer which takes about three days to reach the APEGS office. Then, once you have paid annual fees, your stamp will be delivered. Delivery can take up to one week within Canada (longer outside Canada).

 

What if I'm not sure I'll meet the academic requirements for engineer-in-training?


If you are not sure if you meet the academic requirements for engineer-in-training, you should apply as an engineer-in-training anyway and see what the results are. If your result shows that you do not meet the academic requirements, your options would be to fulfill the deficiencies, or apply as an engineering licensee. The application fee for engineering licensee would be reduced by the amount you paid to apply as an engineer-in-training in the past (the difference in the two application fees is $100). 


Important!

If during the registration process APEGS discovers that an applicant or member may not meet the Good Character Guideline then action will be taken.


Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on member-in-training and international graduate applications can be found here

If you have any questions concerning the application process for international engineering graduates, please contact the APEGS office: Local Regina 525-9547, Toll free 1-800-500-9547 or by email at AcademicReview@apegs.ca.


 

Related Documents

Proof of ID policy 
Proof of ID form   
Confirmation of Graduation Form 
Good Character Guideline
Official Program Syllabi
APEGS Direct Confirmation of Graduation Requirement


Related Links


Overview
Member-in-training
Professional Member
Work Experience Reporting
Professional Practice Exam
Contact Us
Application Fees and Timelines
On-line Application System
Self Assessment
FAQs
Roadmap to Engineering in Canada


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