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Deadline for repeal of engineering’s ‘Industria

Toronto – Those responsible for professional engineering work in Ontario in relation to production machinery or equipment now have longer to become licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).


Toronto – Those responsible for professional engineering work in Ontario in relation to production machinery or equipment now have longer to become licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

On February 27, 2013, the Ontario government changed the date for the repeal of section 12(3)(a) of the Professional Engineers Act, the so-called ‘industrial exception’ to the requirement for a licence, to September 1, 2013, from the previously announced March 1. The government amended the date to allow additional time for those affected to become compliant.

“Extending the proclamation date from March 1, 2013, to September 1, 2013, will give Ontario companies more time to prepare for the repeal of the industrial exception,” said John Gerretsen, the province’s attorney general. “This approach helps to protect public and worker safety and ensure smooth implementation for businesses.”

With the repeal of the industrial exception, individuals will have to be licensed by PEO if they do any act within the practice of professional engineering on machinery or equipment used to produce products for their employer in their employer’s facility.

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Further information on the repeal, including instructional webinars, questions and answers, and a compliance tool kit employers can use to determine if they are affected by the change, is available on PEO’s website at www.peo.on.ca.


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