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Work experience requirement waived for engineers in Ontario, Canada

In a significant move, Ontario’s Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) has become the first professional association in the province to eliminate the Canadian work experience requirement from their application criteria.

This announcement was made by the Ontario Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, who believes that removing this requirement will help qualified professionals enter the field they are trained for. The aim is to address the common issue of skilled newcomers working in low-wage jobs unrelated to their profession.

By eliminating this barrier, PEO hopes to create more opportunities for skilled professionals to practice their professions in Ontario and contribute to the province’s workforce. This change aligns with the government’s commitment to supporting newcomers and recognizing their skills and qualifications. It also sets a precedent for other professional associations to review their criteria and consider similar changes.

Access Institute, as an immigration consulting firm, can assist skilled professionals in navigating these changes and achieving their career goals in Ontario. They offer personalized guidance and support throughout the application process. With this change, qualified professionals now have the opportunity to excel in their chosen fields and contribute to Ontario’s continued growth and success.

Contact Access Institute to explore your options and begin your professional journey in Ontario.