Paid Engineering Placement Program

Helping internationally trained Engineers to achieve licensure and fill critical gaps in the Canadian workplace.

There are numerous steps an internationally trained engineer must take to gain accreditation as a Professional Engineer in Ontario including: having their credentials recognized, completing ethics exams, technical exams and gaining Canadian work experience.

Gaining Canadian work experience is often the most challenging barrier, and this program was designed to help incentivize employers to providing experience opportunities and job related relevant coaching.

Through the Accelerating Licensure and Skilled Newcomer Employment through Paid Placements for Innovation project, we are connecting clients and employers while responding to a critical gap in service to increase and accelerate the number of highly skilled newcomers completing the licensure process in their regulated field while integrating and filling critical gaps in the Canadian labour market.

We are also delivering systemic change by accelerating pathways to full licensure for regulated professions, engaging more employers in providing paid work experience for skilled immigrants to complete licensure, strengthening private and public partnerships in incubating paid placements through a collaborative model and supporting the transition from volunteer placements to paid placement arrangements.

Participant’s eligibility:

1. International trained individuals who have mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronic, industrial and electrical engineering experience

2. Clients or individuals who are interested attaining their P. Eng in Ontario

3. Have at least 3 years of international work experience as an Engineer

4. Are interested in registering for the Engineer in Training program through the P.E.O. (Professional Engineers of Ontario)

Employer’s eligibility:

1. Employ Engineers on staff, particularly engineering firms, manufacturing/production companies, project management firms, construction companies, etc.

2. Have current job opportunities for Engineers in Training (engineering candidates who do not yet have their Professional Engineering, or P.Eng. designation in Ontario yet)

What are the benefits to this program?

1. Participants: Upon successfully being placed each participant with receive ongoing coaching and support for their first year in the position as they work toward attaining their P.Eng. in Ontario

2. Employers: Will be eligible to receive up to $25,000 in wage subsidy to be paid out over the participants first year of employment

Contact for more information engplacement@willemployment.ca