Licensing process in Manitoba
This profession is regulated in Manitoba by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM).
To practise engineering in Manitoba you must:
- have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, OR
- if you are an internationally trained engineer and you completed outside Canada a post-secondary program of at least four years’ duration, you must complete an APEGM-approved academic assessment
- have at least four years of engineering experience
- be registered with APEGM
You must complete the following steps:
Note: The association conducts the licensing process in English only. Thus, all documents must be translated into English.
STEP 1: Contact the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM) and tell them you are an internationally educated engineer and would like information on how to become licensed to practise in Manitoba.
STEP 2: Complete the APEGM application form to apply for an academic assessment – only if you do not hold an accredited degree and are not registered in any other Canadian engineering association; otherwise, skip to STEP 4.
You must submit the following:
- your original transcript(s) – sent to APEGM directly by your educational institution
- original or notarized degree(s) plus one photocopy of each degree
- original syllabi (course descriptions) or notarized copies (Including syllabi will expedite your application. You may apply without syllabi but they may be requested later.)
- one engineering report
- a detailed, chronological resumé of your work experience
- original or notarized related documentation plus one photocopy of each
- proof of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 8
- a photocopy of one of the following – passport, permanent resident card, driver’s licence
- assessment fee
STEP 3: Complete examinations or course equivalents as specified by the association.
STEP 4: Complete the APEGM application form to apply as an engineer in training. You must submit the following:
- completed open-book test on the APEGM act, bylaws and code of ethics
- application fee
STEP 5: Complete work experience requirements.
STEP 6: Complete required volunteer service and professional development hours.
STEP 7: Complete the national professional practice examination.
STEP 8: When all requirements have been met and fees paid, you will be registered by the association as a professional engineer and may practise in Manitoba.
Visit the association website for current fees and dues – for assessment, applications, courses, exams and registration.
APEGM national professional practice examinations are held in May and December. You are given syllabi, textbook information, etc. to help prepare for exams and are expected to complete an average of one exam per year.
Engineer-in-training application forms will be forwarded to you once the academic assessment process is completed. (If you hold a CEAB-accredited degree contact APEGM.)
Engineers in training must submit detailed information about their work experience including the names and addresses of supervisors. Supervisors also must submit reports in order to verify this information. Candidates who had been assigned a confirmatory examination program are often allowed to count experience gained in other countries or provinces as well as experience gained in Manitoba while on the exam program. References will be requested after 40 months of work experience have been completed.
At least one of the four years of required work experience must be obtained in a Canadian environment. At least three of these years must be obtained after completion of the degree.
English proficiency: To practise this profession you must have advanced skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. You should be able to:
- participate in complex discussions
- express your thoughts clearly
- understand technical documents
- write reports with confidence
Note the regulatory body requires applicants to demonstrate at least CLB Level 8.
Revised November 2013