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Introducing programs to address financial barriers

Classification: Non-Health

Regulatory Body

Professional ENGINEERS Ontario

Professional ENGINEERS Ontario

Description

This practice helps to alleviate financial barriers for recent graduates and newly arrived immigrants who are applying to be licensed. It also addresses financial hardship for unemployed members.

Through its website, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) provides information about financial assistance for applicants and members.

The Engineering Intern Financial Credit Program helps alleviate financial hardship for recent graduates and engineers new to Canada. The program waives the application fee for eligible applicants. It also grants them one year of free registration in the Engineering Intern Program. This helps ensure that new applicants are not dissuaded by the cost of application, and that they receive mentoring support while completing licensing requirements.

For members who are not currently employed, PEO offers reduced fees. This helps members maintain their registration through periods of unemployment, further study or personal leave.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants better understand the registration process and what to expect.
  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Information for Applicants
  • Fairness

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

May 01, 2014