Through funding from the Government of Ontario, OSPE (Ontario Society of Professional Engineers) offers two programs to help International Engineering Graduates integrate into Ontario’s labour market and find a rewarding career.

1. PE400 PPE Exam Skills Prep Program

This preparation program is a unique course designed specifically to support international engineering graduates who are preparing to write PEO’s Professional Practice Exam. By spreading over 30 hours of instruction across several weeks, we elevate the learning in order to establish a solid understanding of legal and ethical regulations critical to the PPE and to the engineering industry.

Passing the PPE is a requirement for licensure but being able to apply these concepts in the industry is a specialization for life. Our goal? To provide a foundation for success on the PPE and beyond.

The Benefits of Enrolment – Unrivalled Resources and Features

What’s in it for you?

  • Over 30 hours of classroom instruction on the PPE
  • Small class sizes led by highly knowledgeable instructors
  • Materials including the course manual, law textbook & sample PPE questions and answers
  • Networking with colleagues
  • We give you time to engage with the material, learn the concepts and ask questions
  • We build in writing exercises and classroom discussions so you can practice applying the concepts to questions on the exam – and to industry.
  • It’s about more than preparing for the exam. It’s about elevating your profession

In-Depth Curriculum

We prepare you for the PPE and your long-term professional needs:

  • Learn how to understand complex PPE documents such as the Ontario Code of Ethics, Professional Misconduct, PEO’s Act and Regulation 941
  • Knowledge of the Code of Ethics, ethical duties of engineers, regulation of the profession, product liability, professional misconduct, disciplinary procedures and more!
  • Acquire knowledge about professional liability, the legal/ethical duties of engineers and more!
  • Study the Canadian legal system to interpret tort and contract law
  • Gain confidence on all PPE topics and apply your knowledge to achieve success on the exam and beyond
  • Supporting you when you resubmit your Experience Record post-PPE – OSPE’s workshop “Preparing your PEO Experience Record” (over $200 value)
  • Meeting you whenever you are in your career – 1-hour of personalized job coaching with career expert Paul Hill (over $200 value)
  • Advanced notification about upcoming workshops and industry events
  • 1-year OSPE membership with access to all exclusive member benefits

Prerequisites

  • Applicants must be international engineering graduates with an undergraduate degree from outside Canada.
  • Applicants must be Canadian Citizens, permanent residents or convention refugees. International students and temporary foreign workers are not eligible for the program.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant engineering work experience (international or Canadian).
  • Priority is given to applicants who have received a letter from Professional Engineers Ontario indicating eligibility to write the PPE.
  • Applicants with a CLB (or equivalent) of 7 or higher will be given priority.

Application Process

    Step 1: Completion of the online application form.

    Step 2: Applicants receive an email to provide supporting documentation which will be considered along with the application form.

    Step 3: Once supporting documents are received, a 20-minute telephone conversation is booked with the applicant to discuss next steps.

Course Fees

$99 +HST

You will receive payment instructions once you’ve been accepted into the program.

Schedule

  • Feb 8, 2020 – 4 Saturdays, 1 Sunday, Mississauga – Details
  • Jun 14, 2020 – 5 Sundays, GTA – Details

2. Skills and Jobs in Ontario’s Environment Sector

Course OverviewIn this 6 week,48-hour program,participants have classroom instruction in two 3- hour sessions twice a week (36 hours – Tuesday and Thursday afternoons) plus 2 hours of online work per week (12 hours). Participants focus on current job trends and issues in Ontario’s environment sector and how to adapt their employment skills to pursue work in this sector. Through classroom and online resources, one-to-one career coaching, and hands-on practice of employment skills, participants will improve their workplace communication and employment skills, while learning about environment sector job trends, workplace culture, employer expectations, and self-marketing to potential employers.

EV 100 Course Focus

There are three main areas of focus in this course:

  • Ontario Environment Sector Policy Impact and Employment Trends;
  • Workplace Culture and Communication
  • Employment Preparation in the Environmental Engineering Sector.

 Course Expectations

This is a blended course which means participants will be doing online work outside of class, participating in discussion forums, a live stream presentation and reviewing information. Participants will be working on ways to “market” themselves in the environmental engineering and geoscience sectors; they will participate in hands-on practice both in class and coaching sessions.

 Course Objectives

  • Explore engineering, technology and geoscience employment opportunities in environment sectors in Ontario.
  • Explore workplace cultural and communication expectations in environment sectors in Ontario.
  • Practise job-finding skills (research and communication) to find and successfully maintain employment in environment sectors.
  • Recognize the impact of climate change and climate change policy on traditional engineering and geoscience jobs and new employment opportunities.

 Course Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Identify what environmental job opportunities exist in Ontario and how to find them.
  • Produce an effective résumé, cover letter and LinkedIn account for securing work in engineering or geoscience jobs in environmental sectors.
  • Strategically adapt their résumé for different jobs.
  • Market themselves appropriately in a job interview and networking situation within the context of an environmental job position.
  • Recognize generally expected workplace cultural norms for finding and retaining work in environment sectors in Ontario.
  • Research the resources to build a career in environment sectors.
  • Build a personalized Career Action Plan to continue a post course job search in environment sectors.

Course Fees

$53 +HST

Schedule

  • Jan 21, 2020 – 12 Tuesdays/Thursdays, Toronto – Details