Andrew McLeod, the association’s executive director, cited regular contact with multicultural organizations and presentations to immigrant engineer about the licensing process as part of the reason the system is so effective.
In addition, the application forms can be found online and applicants are quickly informed of the steps they need to take in order to become certified to practice their profession in New Brunswick. McLeod said that qualified engineers can become licensed in the province in four months.
Some advantages to becoming licensed as an engineer in New Brunswick include:
- While they are waiting for their credentials to be recognized, applicants can work as engineers-in-training; and
- Becoming licensed in New Brunswick enables engineers to practice their profession in other parts of the country as long as they register with their provincial or territorial associations.