A couple of weeks ago, I was asked a great question about licensing so I wanted to share it with you. My friend was leaving Canada for a while and wanted some advice about what to do with his licence.
A. That's a great question. P.Eng. licences can be transferred from one association to the other as part of the National Mobility Agreement between associations. So you are not tied to your association and can choose freely. If you're leaving Canada for less than 3 years, it is probably not worth the effort to change provinces and then change back later. If you are leaving for 4+ years, the easiest option would be for you to focus on an Association with:
1. No continuing education
2. Lowest annual dues
There are two provinces that don't currently have mandatory continuing education: BC and Ontario. The provincial fees are shown below:
Since PEO has no mandatory continuing education requirements (at time of writing) and the lowest annual dues, I would recommend staying with PEO and renew your dues annually.
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