Licensure Assistance 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 2018

The LAP committee are proud to announce the 2018 Licensure Assistance program in Ottawa from May 30, 2018 to Nov 30, 2018. We are seeking the registration of new EITs 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 EITs 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 ( Link ) for first time enrollment.

Return guides and interns can log into your LAP account ( Link ) to re-enroll.

Deadline for LAP 2018 registration is April 30, 2018.

Information/Training Session

Date: May 30, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Ottawa RA Centre, Outaouais Room
Address: 2451 Riverside Dr. Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7

Guides’ Exchange (Optional)

To be announced

Appreciation Dinner

To be announced

More Information

More information can be found here – Link

LAP Orientation Online Learning Module is available here – Link .

The PEO Guides handbook is available here – PDF

The PEO Intern handbook is available here – PDF .

For assistance please contact Program Director: opeo.lap@gmail.com.

The 2018 LAP committee members are Sharon Barr (Chair), Feibi Xu (Vice Chair).

LAP 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

Date: Jan 22, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Location: Heart & Crown Preston Street
Address: 353B Preston Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V6

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

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)