Fair Registration Practices Report

Geoscientists (2017)

The answers seen below were submitted to the OFC by the regulated professions.

This Fair Registration Practices Report was produced as required by:

  • the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act (FARPACTA) s. 20 and 23(1), for regulated professions named in Schedule 1 of FARPACTA
  • the Health Professions Procedural Code set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) s. 22.7 (1) and 22.9(1), for health colleges.

Index

  1. Qualitative Information
  2. Quantitative Information
  3. Submission

1. Qualitative Information

a) Requirements for registration, including acceptable alternatives
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

b) Assessment of qualifications
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

c) Provision of timely decisions, responses, and reasons
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

d) Fees
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

e) Timelines
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

f) Policies, procedures and/or processes, including by-laws
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

g) Resources for applicants
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

h) Review or appeal processes
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

i) Access to applicant records
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

j) Training and resources for registration staff, Council, and committee members
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

k) Mutual recognition agreements
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

l) Other (include as many items as applicable)
i. Describe any improvements / changes implemented in the last year.

No changes this year

ii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on applicants.

No changes this year

iii. Describe the impact of the improvements / changes on your organization.

No changes this year

Describe any registration-related improvements/changes to your enabling legislation and/or regulations in the last year

No changes this year

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2. Quantitative Information

a) Languages
Indicate the languages in which application information materials were available in the reporting year.
Language Yes/No
English Yes
French No
Other (please specify)
Additional comments:
 
b) Gender of applicants
Indicate the number of applicants in each category as applicable.
Gender Number of Applicants
Male 200
Female 103
None of the above 0
Additional comments:
 
c) Gender of members
Indicate the number of members in each category as applicable. Select the option that best corresponds to the terminology used by your organization.
Gender Number of Members
Male 2056
Female 664
None of the above 34
Additional comments:

Membership types included:

Full P.Geo.
Temporary P.Geo.
Limited P.Geo. 
Non-Practising P.Geo. 
Geoscientist-in-Training (G.I.T.)
 

d) Jurisdiction where applicants obtained their initial education
Indicate the number of applicants by the jurisdiction where they obtained their initial education1 in the profession or trade.
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown Total
128 33 8
Australia
2
Bolivia
1
Brazil
2
Chile
1
China
1
Colombia
3
CÙte D'ivoire
1
El Salvador
1
U.K.
3
France
3
Ghana
1
India
3
Iran
4
New Zealand
1
Nigeria
3
Pakistan
3
S. Africa
2
Syrian Arab Republic
2
Venezuela
1
Total
38
96
303

1 Recognizing that applicants may receive their education in multiple jurisdictions, for the purpose of this question, include only the jurisdiction in which an entry-level degree, diploma or other certification required to practice the profession or trade was obtained.

Additional comments:
 
e) Jurisdiction where applicants who became registered members obtained their initial education
Indicate the number of applicants who became registered members in the reporting year by the jurisdiction where they obtained their initial education1 in the profession or trade.
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown Total
162 33 3
Australia
1
Brazil
1
China
1
Colombia
2
Cuba
1
U.K.
3
France
1
Ghana
1
India
4
Iran
5
Nigeria
3
Pakistan
1
Philippines
1
S. Africa
1
Spain
1
Sudan
1
Syrian Arab Republic
2
Venezuela
1
Total
31
33
262

1 Recognizing that applicants may receive their education in multiple jurisdictions, for the purpose of this question, include only the jurisdiction in which an entry-level degree, diploma or other certification required to practice the profession or trade was obtained.

Additional comments:

2017 NEW Membership types included:

Full P.Geo.
Temporary P.Geo.
Limited P.Geo. 
Non-Practising P.Geo. 
Geoscientist-in-Training (G.I.T.)

f) Jurisdiction where members were initially trained
Indicate the total number of registered members by jurisdiction where they obtained their initial education1 in the profession or trade.
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown Total
1634 440 62
Albania
7
Algeria
2
Argentina
3
Armenia
1
Australia
17
Austria
2
Bangladesh
8
Brazil
15
Bulgaria
2
Burkina Faso
2
Myanmar
2
Chile
3
China
35
Colombia
6
Costa Rica
2
Cuba
4
Czech Republic
1
Ecuador
1
Eritrea
1
Ethiopia
3
Finland
3
France
11
Germany
15
Ghana
2
Greece
1
Hungary
2
India
32
Iran
30
Iraq
3
Ireland
7
Israel
1
Italy
1
Jamaica
5
Jordan
1
Korea
1
Lebanon
4
Mexico
2
Nepal
3
Netherlands
2
New Zealand
2
Nigeria
7
Pakistan
16
Peru
3
Philippines
8
Poland
6
Romania
9
Russia
14
Scotland
7
Serbia
5
Slovakia
2
Somalia
1
S. Africa
23
Spain
3
Sri Lanka
3
Sudan
2
Switzerland
2
Syrian Arab Republic
2
Trinidad
1
Turkey
3
Ukraine
5
U.K.
61
Venezuela
3
Zambia
1
Zimbabwe
2
Total
434
184
2754

1 Recognizing that applicants may receive their education in multiple jurisdictions, for the purpose of this question, include only the jurisdiction in which an entry-level degree, diploma or other certification required to practice the profession or trade was obtained.

Additional comments:

Membership types included:

Full P.Geo.
Temporary P.Geo.
Limited P.Geo. 
Non-Practising P.Geo. 
Geoscientist-in-Training (G.I.T.)

g) Applications processed
Indicate the number of applications your organization processed in the reporting year:
Jurisdiction where applicants were initially trained in the profession (before they were granted use of the protected title or professional designation in Ontario)
from January 1st to December 31st of the reporting year Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown Total
New applications received 128 33 8 38 96
303
Applicants actively pursuing licensing (applicants who had some contact with your organization in the reporting year) 0 0 0 0 0
0
Inactive applicants (applicants who had no contact with your organization in the reporting year) 0 0 0 0 0
0
Applicants who met all requirements and were authorized to become members but did not become members 0 0 0 0 0
0
Applicants who became FULLY registered members 65 25 3 20 16
129
Applicants who were authorized to receive an alternative class of licence3 but were not issued a licence 0 0 0 0 0
0
Applicants who were issued an alternative class of licence3 97 8 0 11 17
133

1 An alternative class of licence enables its holder to practice with limitations, but additional requirements must be met in order for the member to be fully licensed.

Additional comments:
 
h) Classes of certificate/license
Inidcate and provide a description of the classes of certificate/license offered by your organization.

You must specify and describe at least one class of certificate/license (on line a) in order for this step to be complete.

# Certification Description
a) Practising Description (a)

Full practising registration

b) Temporary Description (b)

Temporary registration for up to 12 months; may or many not require work to be carried out in conjunction with an Ontario practising member

c) Limited Description (c)

Limited to practise in the area defined on the certificate of registration

d) Non-Practising Description (d)

Member must hold or have held a certificate of registration as a practising, temporary, or limited member; non-practising member may not practise professional geoscience in Ontario.

e) Geoscientist-in-Training Description (e)

Academic requirements satisfied; Work experience to be gained (48 months; or 12 months for those applicants requiring only
the Canadian or equivalent experience)

f) Lifetime Member Description (f)

A retired member, that must hold or have held a certificate of registration as a practising, temporary, or limited member; non-practising member may not practise professional geoscience in Ontario. 

g) Student Description (g)

Available to students enrolled in a geoscience bachelor’s degree program.

Additional comments:
 
i) Reviews and appeals processed
State the number of reviews and appeals your organization processed in the reporting year (use only whole numbers; do not enter commas or decimals).
Jurisdiction where applicants were initially trained in the profession (before they were granted use of the protected title or professional designation in Ontario)
from January 1st to December 31st of the reporting year Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown Total
Applications that were subject to an internal review or that were referred to a statutory committee of your governing council, such as a Registration Committee 0 0 0 0 330
330
Applicants who initiated an appeal of a registration decision 0 0 0 0 0
0
Appeals heard 0 0 0 0 0
0
Registration decisions changed following an appeal 0 0 0 0 0
0
Additional comments:
 
j) Paid staff
In the table below, enter the number of paid staff employed by your organization in the categories shown, on December 31 of the reporting year.

When providing information for each of the categories in this section, you may want to use decimals if you count your staff using half units. For example, one full-time employee and one part-time employee might be equivalent to 1.5 employees.

You can enter decimals to the tenths position only. For example, you can enter 1.5 or 7.5 but not 1.55 or 7.52.

Category Staff
Total staff employed by the regulatory body 7
Staff involved in appeals process 3
Staff involved in registration process 3
Additional comments:

2 PART-TIME STAFF MEMBERS
6 FULL-TIME STAFF MEMBERS

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3. Submission

Submission
I hereby certify that:
Name of individual with authority to sign on behalf of the organization:
Aftab Khan
Title:
Registrar
Date:
2018/02/27

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