Proof of Identity Requirement For Engineers & Geoscientists

APEGA requires all applicants to provide Proof of Identity for their application, in addition to their Citizenship or Permanent Residency requirement. Proof of Identity is confirming the following:

  • Full Legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Sex

To prove your provided name(s), you must provide a copy of the specified document types below. File types accepted are PDF, TIF, PNG, or JPG with a file size under 16 MB. If necessary, more than one file can be uploaded.

If born in Canada:

  • A copy of your provincial or territorial Birth Certificate
  • Canadian passports are not accepted because they can be issued with slightly different given names

If born outside of Canada but are a Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen, you must provide: 

  • A copy of a valid PR Card (both sides) or Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) within one year of issue


  • A copy of your Canadian Citizenship document (both sides)

If born outside of Canada but not a Permanent Resident:

  • A copy of your valid non-Canadian passport

If your full legal name is different from your birth certificate, PR Card, Confirmation of Permanent Residence, or Canadian Citizenship document, you must also include a copy of the Legal Change of Name or Marriage Certificate.