To become a member of APEGM, a person must meet the following criteria:
Note: Technician or technologist degrees or diplomas alone are not sufficient and will be referred to the Certified Technicians and Technologists of Manitoba (CTTAM) for evaluation.
In order to determine if these criteria have been met, an IEEG must go through the following steps:
* Required for a full academic assessment.
It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Assessment Officer to review your documentation and ensure it is complete.
Note: Non-Engineering Bachelor's of Science degrees will not qualify for academic assessment, unless there is a subsequent post-graduate degree in engineering.
Exams are assigned to confirm the level of a degree, and in some cases to fill gaps between an applicant's degree program and the CEQB requirements. Options are available to satisfy exam requirements:
Confirmatory exams are meant to confirm knowledge, not to fill gaps. If you believe you have taken certain topics, these are topics you should choose to be examined in.
Once the date of academic qualification has been determined by one of the methods above, an IEEG will receive a letter inviting him or her to apply for the pre-registration program.
The National Professional Practice Exam (PPE) is typically written towards the end of the experience review process. It can be completed sooner if desired, but is required prior to registration.
A high level of language proficiency is necessary for internationally educated engineers and geoscientists to access more opportunities in the field in Manitoba. It is critical the IEEGs understand that limited English language proficiency may affect one's ability to advance in the profession, regardless of the degree of their technical skills.
For candidates who did not receive their academic education (undergraduate or graduate degree) in English, it is strongly recommended that they demonstrate a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 8 in Reading and Writing before applying to write the CEQB examinations assigned by the Academic Review Committee.
In addition, to be eligible to enter the IEEQ program, an IEEG must demonstrate a CLB level 8 in all four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking).
To arrange for a free language test to determine your CLB levels, contact the Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC). Note that if your CLB level is one or two benchmarks below the required level, you may receive a referral from WELARC to access language training programs.
Engineers Canada has launched a website to help newcomers plan their engineering careers. This site builds on changes to Canada's immigration system to help international engineering graduates begin their career in Canada more quickly and efficiently.
This website is a GUIDE only. Please contact APEGM for the information which pertains to Manitoba. If there are differences between the Engineers Canada website and APEGM's procedures, APEGM's procedures will be followed.
The Academic Assessment Officer can help you with any questions or guidance.