Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists

Registration

Requirement to Register

All engineers, geoscientists and firms practicing engineering and/or geoscience in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (NT/NU) are required to be licensed by NAPEG in adherence to the Acts of the NT/NU.  NAPEG does not have a category of registration for a limited license or temporary license or provisional license.

Applicants not already registered in another Canadian jurisdiction

APEGA’s Board of Examiners is also NAPEG’s Board of Examiners.  All NAPEG Professional Engineer and Professional Geoscientist applicants not already registered in another Canadian jurisdiction, and all Member-In-Training applicants, will be required to submit an online application through the APEGA website for membership with NAPEG. 

To apply, complete the New Professionals and Member-In-Training Preliminary Application Form and submit to NAPEG.  This form is to collect preliminary applicant information for the NAPEG office only.  You will still be required to complete the full application process through APEGA’s online application system. 

In addition to the Preliminary Application Form, you must submit the following to NAPEG:

  • a copy of your current resumé
  • a copy of government issued photo identification
  • NAPEG Essay (if applying for Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist status)
  • the application fee

Once NAPEG receives all the items in the list above, you will be issued a Verification Code that you will enter into APEGA’s online application system in order to complete the full application process.  The Verification Code will allow you to submit an application without payment to APEGA.

Please note that if applying for Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist status, APEGA will not accept your application if you have less than four (4) years of engineering or geoscience experience. If you have less than four (4) years of experience, you must apply to be a Member-in-Training.

The Board of Examiners will consider increased technical competency and increasing levels of responsibility during the evaluation of your experience.

Click here for detailed information on experience requirements.

Mobility Applicants

A Mobility Applicant is a Professional Engineer or Geoscientist who is applying for professional status with NAPEG and is already registered and in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction(s).  The mobility process is simpler and quicker than starting a new registration process with NAPEG and approval is normally granted within 30 days by NAPEG upon receipt and successful review of the application.  An expedited process is available if requested.

All Mobility Applications must include:

Further to the registration of individuals, the governing legislation in the NT/NU also requires that firms must have a Permit to Practice if they are practicing professional engineering or professional geoscience in the NT/NU.  If you are practicing professional engineering on behalf of a firm, the firm is considered to be practicing and must have a Permit to Practice.  If you are a sole proprietor and incorporated, you must have a Permit to Practice.

Permit to Practice Applicants (Firms)

A Permit to Practice is required for firms practicing engineering and geoscience in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  A Permit to Practice is normally granted within 30 days by NAPEG upon receipt of all required documentation.  For more information, please refer to NAPEG's Permit to Practice - General Information document.

All Permit to Practice applications must include:

  • Permit to Practice Application Form - signed and dated by both the COO/Authorized Designate and professional(s) assuming responsibility for the practice
  • copy of a Certificate of Registration, Certificate of Incorporation, or equivalent documentation
  • the application fee

Reinstatements

The term “reinstatement” refers to the readmission of a Professional Engineer, Professional Geoscientist, Member-in-Training, or Firm who had been a registrant of NAPEG at some time in the past and whose registration had lapsed or who had been struck from the register.

Professional Engineer and Professional Geoscientist Reinstatement Applicants

Please note that an applicant for reinstatement who has not been registered in a Canadian jurisdiction at any time in the previous five years (60 months) may have their file forwarded to the Board of Examiners and, when forwarded, the applicant will have their qualifications examined by the Board of Examiners and may be assigned examinations.  For more information, please see NAPEG’s Reinstatement Policy.

All Professional Engineer and Professional Geoscientist Reinstatement Applications must include:

  • Mobility Application Form – signed and dated
  • a copy of your current resumé
  • a copy of government issued photo identification
  • the application fee - The application fee will be waived if the registrant resigned in good standing within the previous two years (24 months). If it has been more than two years, the applicant must submit the application fee.  The application fee will not be waived if the registrant was struck from the register.

Further to the registration of individuals, the governing legislation in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut also requires that firms must have a Permit to Practice if they are practicing professional engineering or professional geoscience in NT/NU.  If you are practicing on behalf of a firm, the firm is considered to be practicing and must have a Permit to Practice.

Permit to Practice Reinstatement Applicants (Firms)

All Permit to Practice Reinstatement Applications must include:

  • Permit to Practice Application Form - signed and dated by both the COO/Authorized Designate and member(s) assuming responsibility for the practice
  • copy of a Certificate of Registration, Certificate of Incorporation, or equivalent documentation
  • the application fee - The application fee will be waived if the Permit to Practice was cancelled in good standing within the previous two years (24 months). If it has been more than two years, the applicant must submit the application fee.  The application fee will not be waived if the firm was struck from the register.

All types of applications can be emailed, faxed to 867-873-4058, or mailed to NAPEG, 201, 4817 - 49th Street, Yellowknife, NT  X1A 3S7.

If you e-mail or fax your application, please follow-up by sending your original application by regular mail so we have the original signature(s) on file.  It is not necessary to re-send any supporting documents as long as the copy submitted is legible. 

 

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201, 4817 - 49th Street, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S7
Phone: (867) 920-4055 Fax: (867) 873-4058