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Licensure Assistance Program (LAP)

(formerly known as Mentorship Program)

Vision & Mission

The Vision of LAP is to contribute to the development of individuals who adhere to the highest standards of engineering practice, and are capable of assuming leadership roles within their companies and communities.

The mission of LAP is to provide a one on one opportunity for less experienced members, EITs/Interns, to receive the valuable knowledge from well experienced licensed professionals, P.Engs/Guides/Mentors, which helps them along the way of acquiring their licensure.

LAP 2017

The LAP committee are proud to announce the 2017 Licensure Assistance program in Ottawa. We are seeking the registration of new EIT’s and Guides through the PEO website, whereupon we will closely match the Guides and EITs for the program. Throughout the six months of the program, Guides will provide EIT’s with guidance and support as they progress towards their professional licensure status.

The LAP Committee kindly invites you to join the program by registering here.

Deadline for LAP 2017 registration is May 31, 2017.

Information/Training Session

Date: June 14th, 2017.

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

Location: Ottawa RA Centre, Outaouais Room.

Address: 2451 Riverside Dr. Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7

Guides' Exchange

Date: Oct 3, 2017.

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Location: Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, Queenswood Room (Hall H).

Address: 1490 Youville Dr. Orleans, ON K1C 2X8

Appreciation Dinner

Jan, 2018 (To be announced)

More information can be found at:

LAP Orientation Online Learning Module is abailable at:

The PEO Guides handbook is available at:

The PEO Intern handbook is available at:

For assistance please contact Program Director:

The 2017 LAP committee members are Sharon Barr (Chair), Feibi Xu (Vice Chair), Damien Letendre, John Hazel, Mohammad Ramezani and Ved Proag.

Professional Engineering Ontario, Ottawa Chapter (oPEO) (2013)

'The oPEO mentorship committee was proud to have 18 Mentors and 24 Mentees as the 2013 oPEO mentorship program participants. The mentorship orientation session was held on April 25th, 2013 at Nepean Sportplex where attendants included 9 mentors and 21 mentees, the mentorship committee members and chapter executives, Emily Sabo (former EIT Coordinator at PEO HQ).

Throughout the six months term of the program, participants' feedback were gathered in order to identify the challenges that the program has been faced on delivering its intended services. Among them, the major obstacle on getting the most out of the program was for the EITs who have not being employed with an engineering type of work as to fulfill one of the licensing requirements. While the program focus is to help EITs with their licensing, as it was requested by the mentors and the mentees, the above concern were brought to the PEO HQ attention. Other than that, the program, with a great help of dedicated mentors, were evaluated by some of our mentees/EITs as successful in its intended goals.

On November 25th, 2013 the chapter hosted the closure event, Mentor Appreciation Night, where our Mentors have been granted a PEO Certificate of Acknowledgment for their valuable contribution to professional development of our engineering society.

The 2013 mentorship committee members were included; Nasrin A. Kajouri (Director) Pierre Legault (Chair), and Gareth Wood (Member).''

Licensure Assistance Program (LAP)Committee (formerly known as Mentorship Committee) kindly invite you to join the oPEO Licensure Assistance Program (LAP) by registering at;

Location and details of Information/Training Session for the 2014 will be announced here.


The 2012 Pilot Round of Mentorship Program testimonials


Mentor Testimonials

"Mentoring is a great way to give back to the engineering community and to continue to stay connected with another generation of engineers. The learning and sharing goes both ways, and was an extremely positive experience."--Lisa Nicol (P.Eng, Mentor, 2012)

“The Mentorship program has allowed me to gain even more experience and knowledge about the PEO application process. For my own application it was probably the most straightforward process available, however I now have had the opportunity to mentor ITEs through the process. It has been a both a rewarding, and a learning experience!”--Mathew Main (P.Eng, Mentor, 2012)

“I will participate and greatly enjoyed last year's process. My experiences were positive and helped me better understand what I need to do as a mentor. I feel it is important to give back to the community and encourage new engineers.

I felt the need to meet more regularly with other mentors to ensure I provided what was needed and do so in a similar manner as other mentors. This is something we will encourage with our new groups of mentees and mentors.” --Pierre Lagault (P.Eng, oPEO Chair, Mentor, 2012)

"The PEO Mentorship program is an important element in helping EITs gain registration as PEngs. However, having been through the program in 2012, I have some observations to make:

"1. Relevant professional experience is required in order to become a P.Eng, if the mentee is employed in a position that does not have the required technical content, there is nothing that the mentor can do. Specifically, participation in the mentorship program is not a substitute for suitable employment.

"2. Following on from the above, and has been emphasized frequently, the mentor must not be expected, and in my case simply cannot, help the mentee find employment with the required technical content.

"3. Finally, participation in the mentorship program requires a commitment of time and effort on both sides. If a mentee is unable or unwilling to make the required time/effort commitment, then he/she should not enter the program." --John Anderson (P.Eng, Mentor, 2012)

Mentee Testimonials

“My mentor was a great person who helped answer my many questions on getting my write started which has been a major stumbling block for me. Because we had common experience in telecom he was able to understand my unique needs and experience and gave me excellent guidance to my continued process to licensure. I highly recommend this opportunity to any EIT.” -- Phil Kiazyk (EIT, Mentee, 2012)

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