This program has been postponed from an April 27, 2020 planned start date, due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The program may be re-scheduled, once social distancing precautions are no longer deemed necessary.

The IEEQB Program provides internationally educated engineers with an opportunity to meet the academic requirements for professional engineering licensure in Ontario. The program is offered in collaboration with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

An applicant must have received a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from an engineering program recognized by the Canadian Engineering Qualification Board (CEQB).

Before applying to the IEEQB program at Ryerson University, an applicant must first apply to PEO for a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) licence. If the applicant does not meet the academic requirements for a licence, the PEO will provide the option to write exams to demonstrate having the equivalent knowledge. The PEO’s confirmatory examination program letter can then be presented to Ryerson University for consideration and enrolment in the IEEQB Program. While there is no minimum CLB level stipulated, in terms of  English proficiency, in order to have reached this stage, the applicant would likely be at a minimum of CLB 6.

Why enroll?

  • Fulfil the PEO’s academic requirements for licensure
  • Receive an academic bridging education and career and social counselling
  • Update your technical knowledge and learn the English terminology required for your engineering discipline
  • Learn Canadian economic principles and engineering law and ethics
  • Expand your social network with other engineering students

As an IEEQB program participant, you may choose to start your personalized plan of study in the fall, winter, or spring/summer semesters. The deadlines to submit the application package (i.e., application form and supporting documents) are March 15 for the spring/summer semester, July 15 for the fall semester, and November 15 for the winter semester.