Important Update: PEO Announces Extension for the Waiver of Application Fees for Unlicensed Engineers.
The Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) recently announced that the Ontario government has extended the effective date for the repeal of the industrial exception by six months to September 1, 2013.
This means that the waiver of the PEO application fee has also been extended to August 31, 2013.
What does this mean for you? If you are an unlicensed engineer who wishes to obtain your P. Eng. in the province of Ontario, you have until August 31 to submit your Application for Licence to PEO. You must also contact one of the PIPSC program champions, Tim Kirkby or Jonathan Fitzpatrick, in order to have your (legal) name included in the PIPSC Compliance Plan. IMPORTANT : if your name is not included in the PIPSC Compliance Plan, you will not be eligible for the waiver on the application fee ($300 plus HST). PEO will only process an Application for Licence, where no application fee has been submitted, if that person’s name appears on an accepted compliance plan.
Who does this program apply to?
Unlicensed engineers (never been licensed with PEO) – application fee is waived.
Applicants who have paid the application fee after September 21, 2012 are eligible for reimbursement.
Engineers licensed in another province – application/transfer fee is waived. There is no requirement to write the PPE, to submit references or transcripts.
Engineers who have let their license lapse – the reinstatement fee is waived, but other charges may be applicable. You must contact PEO first to request a reinstatement letter prior to submitting your application form.
Engineers In Training (EIT) – the $75 annual fee is waived.
In the past four weeks, over 400 PIPSC engineers have taken advantage of this program and applied for an engineering license with PEO. This is an amazing response, and we hope that many more engineers will come forward and take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. Spread the word!
If you have further questions please contact Tim Kirkby or Jonathan Fitzpatrick.
Further information on the repeal of the Industrial Exception is available here: http://www.peo.on.ca/Committees/RIETF/RIETF.html