Citizenship or Permanent Residency | APEGA

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.

Forms of Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

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 registration@apega.ca.

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 registration@apega.ca.

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.

Sample Birth Certificate

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.

Canadian citizenship cardCanadian citizenship certificate

 

Canadian Passport

  • All copies must be clear and readable 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

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
Canadian permanent residency card sample