It is APEGM's responsibility to uphold the professions of Engineering and Geoscience in Manitoba. Because of this, it is important that we maintain rigorous admissions standards for all potential members. First, you must have a foundational education that is provided through an accredited Canadian University Engineering or Canadian Geoscience program or equivalent. Second, you must prove at least 48 months of experience in your chosen field. Finally, you need other professional members to vouch for your ability to perform competently as an engineer or geoscientist in Manitoba.
Since applicants enter with a wide variety of education and experience, APEGM must examine the credentials of different applicants in different ways. Accordingly, when starting the admissions process at APEGM, you may start in any of the following categories:
All new applications, except for Student Members, are reviewed by the Registration Committee (RC) prior to approval. For a graphical walkthrough, please review the Registration Flowchart. Also, review the glossary of common terms.
Once you have been entered into the APEGM Database you will be assigned an APEGM membership ID number. This number is required to claim your APEGM online profile and login to the members website. The online profile is your personal view into the APEGM.
Those who are currently completing a degree in an Engineering or Geoscience discipline at a University in Manitoba are eligible for Student Membership. Student membership, while not mandatory, allows a potential member to become familiar with APEGM's procedures and, if applicable, claim for pre-graduation credit towards their P.Eng. or P.Geo. registration prior to becoming an MIT.
In order to uphold the consistency of Engineering and Geoscience practice in Manitoba, we must measure an applicant's education with regard to the Canadian standard. For engineering, the Canadian standard is formalized as a Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) degree. Most Canadian engineering programs currently hold CEAB-accreditation. If your Bachelor's degree in engineering is not from a CEAB-accredited university then you are required to go through an Academic Assessment as a first step.
Since there is currently no accreditation body to approve Geoscience or Geoscience related University programs in Canada, all Geoscience related applicants must go through the Canadian Geoscience Assessment Process, which is similar to the regular Academic Assessment Process.
The goal of these processes is to determine if you are Academically Qualified for Registration and when your date of Academic Qualification is. These are required prior to enrolling as an MIT.
After obtaining Academic Qualification, either through completing a CEAB-accredited degree program, or completing the Academic Assessment process, an applicant is eligible to enrol as a Member-In-Training (MIT). This is a mandatory program where applicants prove their experience and knowledge on the job, to a satisfactory level, before they can be registered as P.Eng. or P.Geo.
Engineers-In-Training (EIT) and Geoscientists-In-Training (GIT) are collectively referred to as Members-In-Training (MIT).
Mobility applicants are people who are currently registered in another Canadian province, and who wish to register in Manitoba. These applicants fall under what's known as the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), formerly the Inter-association Mobility Agreement (IAMA). Generally registration for such applicants is a straightforward process provided all documentation is received in good order.
Non-residents of Manitoba who have their professional engineering or professional geoscience designation may apply for temporary licensure if they are not eligible to apply for full licensure right away. Note that those who are currently registered in other Canadian provinces should go through the Mobility process instead (regardless of their place of residence).
This is the group of people who have the privilege to put P.Eng. or P.Geo. behind their names, and legally perform Engineering and Geoscientific work in Manitoba without supervision. They have proven their abilities amongst their peers and must uphold their responsibility to the public while engaged in their practice.
They can also take responsibility for work done by a company that provides professional engineering or geoscience services. See Certificates of Authorization for more information.
Persons currently registered with other provincial associations should apply to APEGM through the Mobility process. If you were previously registered with APEGM you may apply for Reinstatement.
Review our page of Frequently Asked Questions about Registration.
For more information regarding admissions policy please refer to the Manual of Admissions.