Reminder: Professional Engineers of Ontario Waiver of Application Fees Extended to August 31
The Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) announces that the government of Ontario is extending the effective date for the repeal of the Industrial Exception to August 31, 2013. This means that the waiver of the PEO application fee has also been extended to August 31, 2013 - a saving of $339!
What does this mean for you if you are an engineer?
Regardless of your classification (NR Eng, AV, PC, CS, AECL, National Defence Scientist, etc.), if you are an unlicensed engineer who wishes to obtain his or her P. Eng. designation in the province of Ontario, you have until August 31 to submit your application to the 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 Plan by that date, you will not be eligible for the waiving of the application fee (which normally costs $300 plus HST). The PEO will not process an Application for Licence without an attached payment unless the individual’s name appears on a recognized Compliance Plan, such as the Institute’s.
Who does this program apply to?
The application fee is waived for engineers who have never been licensed with the PEO.
Applicants who have paid the application fee after September 21, 2012 are eligible for reimbursement.
The application/transfer fee is waived for engineers licensed in another province. There is no requirement to write the PPE, or to submit references or transcripts.
The reinstatement fee is waived for engineers who have let their license lapse, but other charges may be applicable. You must contact the PEO to request a reinstatement letter prior to submitting your application form.
The $75 annual fee for “Engineers In Training” (EIT) is waived.
Over 430 engineers represented by PIPSC have taken advantage of this program and have applied for an engineering license with the PEO. This is an amazing response, and we hope that many more engineers will come forward and take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. Please, 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 at: http://www.peo.on.ca/Committees/RIETF/RIETF.html.