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Toronto man ordered to refrain from using the term ‘professional engineer’ by Ontario Superior Court

Toronto, ON -- At an application brought under the Professional Engineers Act in the Ontario Superior Court of Just...


Toronto, ON — At an application brought under the Professional Engineers Act in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) obtained a declaration recently that Sean A. Clyke of Toronto had breached the Act by misrepresenting himself as a professional engineer.

In her decision, the Honourable Madame Justice Herman also ordered that Clyke refrain from engaging in providing engineering services to the public. He was further ordered to refrain from using the terms ‘professional engineer’, ‘engineer’ and the abbreviated title ‘P.Eng.’, in addition to paying PEO its costs of the application in the amount of $6,607.41.

Clyke is not, nor has he ever been, licensed as a professional engineer in Ontario.

The application was brought after a PEO investigation revealed that Clyke had misrepresented himself as a professional engineer to a prospective employer and an employment agency in the Oakville and Mississauga areas.

Professional Engineers Ontario administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing professional engineers and setting standards for and regulating engineering in Ontario so that the public interest is served and protected.

PEO disciplines professional engineers and firms that fail to maintain the profession’s technical and ethical standards, and prosecutes in the courts those practising professional engineering without a licence, or using a term, title or designation that may lead others to believe they are entitled to practice.