Citizenship & Permanent Residency | APEGA

Citizenship & Permanent Residency

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can apply for professional membership. If you are neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident but still wish to independently practise engineering or geoscience in Alberta, you may be eligible for a Licensee licence.

Acceptable Forms of Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Citizenship card or certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • Permanent resident card

For information on other Canadian citizenship or residency documents, review the Government of Canada guidelines or email us at registration@apega.ca.

Unacceptable Forms of Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

  • Work visa
  • Unvalidated immigration documents
  • Driver’s licence
  • Commemorative certificates

Document Submission Guidelines

During the online application process, you will need to upload scanned copies of your documents. If your document is illegible or missing information, you will need to submit a new copy. If your document is within 6 months of expiring, APEGA may need you to submit additional valid proof of status.

Submitting fraudulent documents may result in your application being reviewed by APEGA’s Character Committee. This will cause a delay or refusal of your application.

Canadian Birth Certificate

All copies must be clear and legible so that your name, date of birth, and registration number are visible.

Canadian birth certificate

Canadian birth certificate sample

Canadian Citizenship Card or Certificate

All copies must be clear and legible so that your name, date of birth, certificate number, unique client identifier, and citizenship date are visible.

Canadian citizenship card

Canadian citizenship card sample

Canadian citizenship certificate

Canadian citizenship certificate sample

Canadian Passport

  • All copies must be clear and legible so that your name, date of birth, and passport number are visible.
  • Both sides of the document are required.
  • Your passport must be valid. Expired or cancelled passports will not be accepted.
Canadian passport sample

Canadian passport sample

Permanent Resident Card

  • All copies must be clear and legible so that your name, date of birth, ID number, nationality, and expiry date are visible.
  • Both sides of the document are required.
  • Your permanent resident card must be valid. Expired permanent resident cards will not be accepted
Canadian permanent residency card sample

Canadian permanent resident card sample

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at registration@apega.ca.