A detailed report on this subject was considered and discussed
at the September 2003 meeting of Council. This initiative
is intended to provide some official status within APEGGA
to an Internationally Trained Engineer, Geologist or Geophysicist
who applied to APEGGA for registration or licence. Sister
Associations in B.C., Ontario and Newfoundland-Labrador have
developed mechanisms to grant status to applicants who are
in every other respect qualified, except for a period of
up to one year of experience in Canada, practicing engineering,
geology or geophysics under supervision of a professional.
This concept was also discussed extensively with the Board
of Examiners at its June 2003 policy meeting.
A number of policy details were addressed by the Council,
and they are summarized as follows:
• Persons under this category would have to practice
under supervision and control of a professional member, RPT
They would not be permitted to independently stamp documents
or take professional responsibility for their work.
An appropriate title, provisional licensee, would have to
A stamp would not be created or issued, but a certificate
of this status would be provided.
They would not be eligible to vote in APEGGA elections or
run for office.
They would have the right to access member benefits sponsored
by the association.
The class or category would be available to all persons,
whether or not they were landed immigrants or Canadian citizens,
as long as they were legally entitled to work in Canada.
The provisional license would be valid for a maximum of two
Accordingly, approval of the following amendments to
the General Regulation will be sought by the membership present
and voting at the 2004 Annual General Meeting.
NOTE: The provisional license concept is separate
from the other Council initiatives under the “Inclusivity” topic,
which are being discussed only at the AGM.
Final Council-Approved Version – Provisional Licence
A person who meets the following requirements and
applies to the Registrar for registration may be registered
as a provisional licensee.
(a) the applicant meets the requirements of Section
13(1) except 13(1)(a) and 13(1)(e), and
(b) the Board of Examiners is satisfied that it is
appropriate to do so.
(c) the applicant is legally entitled to work in Canada.
A provisional licensee may engage in the practice
of engineering, geology or geophysics as the case may
(a) such professional practice is under the supervision
and control of a professional member or an RPT within
the defined scope of practice and
(b) the provisional licensee may not take professional
responsibility for any such professional practice.
||A provisional license shall be valid for
a period of two years.