Fair Registration Practices Report

Engineers (2016)

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.

PEO received the report from the consultant on the Experience Requirements Committee (ERC) interview process and the committee agreed to work on some of the 10 recommendations. An implementation plan was developed and approved by the ERC sub committee. Two of the recommendations have been initiated. The competencies have been validated and the first part of the training of the ERC members has been completed.

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

PEO is at the initial phase of implementation of some of the recommendations and will monitor the impact of the improvements. 

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

PEO is at the initial phase of implementation of some of the recommendations and will monitor the impact of the improvements.

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.

PEO continues to waive the application fees to recent Canadian Engineering Graduates and new Immigrants

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.

PEO continue to collaborate with settlement agencies by providing licensure information sessions to International Engineering Graduates (IEG's). In 2016, more than 1000 IEG's attended these sessions. 

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

IEG's become more informed about the licensure process and the documents they need to submit to support their application.  

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.

First part of the training of the ERC members has been completed.

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

ERC members should be  better equipped now and PEO will monitor the impact of the training on the ERC interview process. 

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 4339
Female 1110
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 71972
Female 8595
None of the above 0
Additional comments:
 
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
3003 241 50
Iran
442
India
440
China
137
Pakistan
127
Egypt
103
Bangladesh
77
Philippines
47
Iraq
46
Syrian Arab Republic
44
U.K.
40
Nigeria
36
Jordan
30
Turkey
23
Romania
22
Nepal
21
Venezuela
19
Ireland
17
Brazil
17
Lebanon
16
Sri Lanka
16
United Arab Emirates
14
Ethiopia
13
Australia
12
Korea
12
Israel
11
Colombia
11
Italy
10
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
10
Mexico
10
Russia
10
Ukraine
9
Sudan
7
Palestinian Territory, Occupied
7
Jamaica
7
Afghanistan
7
France
7
Ghana
7
Germany
6
Serbia
6
Trinidad
6
S. Africa
5
Poland
5
Morocco
4
Guyana
4
Cuba
4
Cyprus
4
Dominican Republic
4
Belarus
3
Greece
3
Hong Kong
3
Portugal
3
S Arabia
3
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
3
Slovakia
3
Yemen
3
Tunisia
2
Spain
2
Singapore
2
Qatar
2
Peru
2
New Zealand
2
Malaysia
2
Honduras
2
Eritrea
2
Bulgaria
2
Albania
2
Algeria
2
Argentina
2
Armenia
2
Denmark
2
Ecuador
1
Croatia
1
Bosnia And Herzegovina
1
El Salvador
1
Finland
1
Hungary
1
Indonesia
1
Mauritius
1
Lithuania
1
Netherlands
1
Japan
1
Kuwait
1
Kenya
1
Nicaragua
1
Switzerland
1
Taiwan, Province Of China
1
Tanzania, United Republic Of
1
Zimbabwe
1
Uruguay
1
Total
2005
150
5449

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
1179 72 25
Iran
113
China
58
India
54
Egypt
43
Iraq
25
Pakistan
24
Bangladesh
19
U.K.
15
Romania
12
Serbia
10
Colombia
10
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
9
Syrian Arab Republic
8
Philippines
7
Jordan
6
Mexico
6
Korea
6
Ireland
5
Sri Lanka
5
Albania
5
Russia
5
Poland
5
Ukraine
4
Australia
4
Croatia
4
France
4
Germany
4
Italy
4
Trinidad
3
Israel
3
Venezuela
3
Algeria
3
Turkey
3
Brazil
2
Lebanon
2
Thailand
2
Portugal
2
Peru
2
New Zealand
2
Nigeria
2
S. Africa
2
Spain
2
Bulgaria
2
Malaysia
2
Guyana
2
Kuwait
2
El Salvador
2
Ghana
1
Hungary
1
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
1
Myanmar
1
Mauritius
1
Haiti
1
Hong Kong
1
Cuba
1
Cyprus
1
Denmark
1
Dominican Republic
1
Chile
1
Zambia
1
Belarus
1
Sudan
1
S Arabia
1
Uzbekistan
1
Netherlands
1
n/a
0
n/a
0
n/a
0
n/a
0
n/a
0
n/a
0
Total
535
0
1811

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:
 
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
47312 10439 2008
China
2490
U.K.
2464
India
2387
Iran
1693
Romania
1198
Egypt
1144
Pakistan
880
Poland
633
Bangladesh
486
Serbia
450
Iraq
411
Russia
393
Sri Lanka
271
Colombia
231
Ukraine
228
Turkey
223
Czech Republic
202
S. Africa
187
Hong Kong
183
Philippines
181
Israel
155
Bosnia And Herzegovina
153
Germany
138
Lebanon
137
Syrian Arab Republic
133
Croatia
133
Australia
128
Bulgaria
117
Ireland
117
Hungary
116
Korea
116
France
109
Brazil
104
Trinidad
97
Venezuela
95
Mexico
94
Taiwan, Province Of China
89
Jordan
76
Argentina
72
Nigeria
70
Albania
64
Peru
56
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
81
Kenya
53
Netherlands
51
Algeria
50
Guyana
50
New Zealand
45
Cuba
43
Italy
39
Slovakia
38
Chile
31
Belarus
31
Switzerland
27
Greece
27
Ethiopia
26
S Arabia
26
Sudan
25
Japan
25
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
0
Nepal
24
Kuwait
23
Latvia
22
Morocco
21
Ghana
21
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
20
Belgium
19
Denmark
17
Spain
16
Jamaica
16
Indonesia
16
Sweden
16
Viet Nam
16
El Salvador
15
Tunisia
15
Lithuania
13
Norway
12
Thailand
11
Portugal
11
Finland
11
Azerbaijan
10
Uzbekistan
10
Cyprus
10
United Arab Emirates
10
Myanmar
9
Singapore
9
Dominican Republic
8
Mauritius
8
Ecuador
8
Austria
8
Cameroon
8
Malaysia
7
Afghanistan
7
Zimbabwe
7
Palestinian Territory, Occupied
7
Moldova, Republic Of
7
Costa Rica
7
Zambia
6
Honduras
6
Malta
6
Nicaragua
5
Paraguay
5
Kazakhstan
4
Haiti
4
Slovenia
4
Tajikistan
4
Georgia
4
Armenia
4
Tanzania, United Republic Of
4
Uganda
4
Senegal
3
Barbados
3
Estonia
3
Bolivia
3
Congo
2
Sierra Leone
2
Yemen
2
Somalia
2
Guinea
1
Eritrea
1
Mozambique
1
Gabon
1
Suriname
1
Congo
1
Panama
1
Kyrgyzstan
1
Guatemala
1
Iceland
1
Malawi
1
Total
19938
870
80567

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:
 
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 3003 241 50 2005 150
5449
Applicants actively pursuing licensing (applicants who had some contact with your organization in the reporting year) 4761 350 104 4103 109
9427
Inactive applicants (applicants who had no contact with your organization in the reporting year) 4256 251 59 1320 66
5952
Applicants who met all requirements and were authorized to become members but did not become members 46 2 0 22 0
70
Applicants who became FULLY registered members 1179 72 25 535 0
1811
Applicants who were authorized to receive an alternative class of licence3 but were not issued a licence 1 1 1 13 0
16
Applicants who were issued an alternative class of licence3 12 5 10 30 0
57

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) Provisional Licence (PL) Description (a)

A provisional licence may be issued to an applicant for a professional engineer (P.Eng.) licence who has satisfied all of PEO's licensing requirements except for the minimum 12 months of verifiable and acceptable engineering experience in a Canadian jurisdiction, under the supervision of a professional engineer licensed in the jurisdiction in which the work was undertaken.

b) Limited Licence (LEL) Description (b)

A limited licence is normally issued to engineering technologists or scientists who by virtue of many years of specialized experience have demonstrated competence in a specific aspect of engineering. If that engineering competence is within the scope of professional engineering practice (i.e. impacts on the public), and the individual is an employee, the legislation provides for the issuing of a limited licence covering that aspect of professional engineering practice.

c) Temporary Licence (TL) Description (c)

A temporary licence is issued on a project and discipline basis to engage in the practice of professional engineering for a maximum period of 12 months from approval. One does not have to be a citizen of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada to apply for a temporary licence.

d) Licensed Engineering Technologist (LET) Description (d)

A Licensed Engineering Technologist designation is granted to those LEL holders who applied after July 1, 2015, and who concurrently maintain their CET registration with OACETT.

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 2 0
2
Applicants who initiated an appeal of a registration decision 0 0 0 2 0
2
Appeals heard 0 0 0 2 0
2
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 104
Staff involved in appeals process 7
Staff involved in registration process 31
Additional comments:
 

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3. Submission

Submission
I hereby certify that:
Name of individual with authority to sign on behalf of the organization:
Michael R. Price, MBA, P.Eng., FEC
Title:
Deputy Registrar, Licensing and Registration
Date:
2017/02/28

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