Honours & Awards

APEGA commends the success and hard work of its members through the following honours and awards.

Summit Awards

APEGA recognizes members’ professional excellence and community contributions at its annual Summit Awards. Our premier event, the Summit Awards, is part of our Annual General Meeting & Conference. On awards night, up to eleven awards are presented to honour excellence in the engineering and geoscience professions.

APEGA highlights the achievements of its members through the Summit Awards showcasing the determination, inspiration and drive that are the hallmark of the engineering and geoscience professions. If you know of a deserving colleague, coworker or project, please consider nominating them for a Summit Award.

Professional Member Induction Ceremony

Attaining professional status with APEGA requires a lot of hard work. The Professional Member Induction Ceremony provides the opportunity to celebrate this significant professional milestone.

  • People who achieve professional status are invited to a ceremony in their area.
  • Light refreshments will be available prior to the ceremony with a dessert reception and networking with other professionals following the ceremony.
  • The APEGA President presents best wishes, a personalized oath certificate, and a pin.

This celebration is not an Iron Ring or Earth Ring ceremony.

Volunteer Recognition Award

Volunteers are essential to APEGA. They provide countless hours of work on committees, boards, Council, and the Branches. Each year, APEGA honours volunteers who have reached milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30+ years of service.

Life Membership

Retiring members may qualify for life membership with APEGA if they have held active membership within Canada for at least 25 years, the last 10 years of which have been with APEGA. Life members pay a reduced rate of 25% of the full dues, and are exempt from the CPD requirements

Life Members can keep their professional designation, although they will be non-practicing. They can also continue to use APEGA Member Benefits. Once their status is changed, they continue to be billed the reduced amount every year, and are not required to submit any other paperwork to maintain their status. They can request to resume practice if they decide to work again. Should they decide to return to a practicing status, their membership dues would then increase to professional membership dues.

The forms for Life Membership and for non-practicing declaration as well as the dues reduction request can be obtained by emailing [email protected].

Engineers Canada Fellowship

The Engineers Canada Fellowship recognizes deserving members who have generously given their time and expertise to the engineering profession.

  • APEGA annually submits the names of those who have met the Engineers Canada criteria.
  • Professional Members who have earned a fellowship are invited to one of APEGA’s fall volunteer recognition events.
  • Recipients receive a certificate and a silver Engineers Canada Fellowship pin.
  • Professional Geoscientists are recognized with an honorary fellowship and can add the designation FEC (Hon.) after their P.Geo. designation.

Engineers Canada provides a full list of past recipients.

Geoscientists Canada Fellowship

The Geoscientists Canada Fellowship recognizes deserving Members who have generously given their time and expertise to the geoscience profession.

  • APEGA annually submits the names of those who have met the Geoscientists Canada criteria.
  • Professional Members who have earned a fellowship are invited to one of APEGA’s fall volunteer recognition events in their area.
  • Recipients receive a certificate and gold Geoscientists Canada Fellowship pin.
  • Professional Geoscientists may add the designation FGC after their P.Geo. designation.
  • Professional Engineers are recognized with an honorary fellowship and can add the designation FGC (Hon.) after their P.Eng. designation.

Geoscientists Canada provides a full list of past recipients.