Citizenship or 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

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

Unacceptable Forms of Proof

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

For information on other Canadian citizenship or residency documents, review the Government of Canada guidelines or email us at [email protected].

Read about the Government of Canada guidelines for proof of citizenship

Document Submission Guidelines

During the online application process, you will need to upload scanned copies of your documents. If your document is unreadable 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. If you have questions or concerns, email [email protected].

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 readable so that your name, date of birth, and registration number are visible.

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Canadian Citizenship Card or Certificate

  • All copies must be clear and readable so that your name, date of birth, certificate number, unique client identifier, and citizenship date are visible.
  • Both sides of the document are required.

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Canadian Passport

  • All copies must be clear and readable so that your name, date of birth, and passport number are visible.
  • Your passport must be valid. Expired or cancelled passports will not be accepted.

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Permanent Resident Card

  • All copies must be clear and readable 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

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