There are two major qualifications to become registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Manitoba:
- Academic qualification
- Acceptable engineering work experience: a minimum of 4 years of acceptable work experience, of which at least one year must be in Canada.
For internationally-educated engineers, the process toward P.Eng. registration with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM) begins by meeting APEGM requirements for academic qualification. Newcomers with international degrees undergo an Assessment of Academic Credentials with APEGM. The two most common outcomes are:
- Confirmatory Examinations required
- Proficiency Examinations required
Confirmatory examinations are assigned when APEGM is of the opinion that the applicant is close to being academically qualified. Confirmatory examinations are professional-level examinations, covering material typically studied in the final two years of a baccalaureate program.
Proficiency examinations are assigned when APEGM identifies potential deficiencies in the applicant’s academic background.
The IEEQ Program is an option only for applicants assigned five or fewer Confirmatory Examinations.
At the successful completion of the IEEQ Program, participants will be recognized by APEGM as having met the requirements for academic qualification and the applicant will be invited to continue the registration process with APEGM.
The IEEQ Program offers participants a time-effective alternative to Confirmatory Exams, a supportive & collegial environment, and professional work experience that introduces the participant to a professional network.