Running for Council | APEGA

Running for Council

APEGA Council is made up of Members, elected by APEGA Members, who are leaders in academia, business, and industry with proven experience in strategic thinking.

To run for Council, you must be a Member in good standing with an eligible membership type and able to commit to the duties and a three-year term.

Read about Councillor terms & duties 

2018 Nomination Period

  • Opens: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Closes: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.


Eligible to Run for Council

  • Honorary Life Member
  • Life Member
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)
  • Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo., P.Geol, or P.Geoph)
  • Professional Licensee (PL)

Ineligible to Run for Council

  • Applicant
  • ASAP Student Member
  • Exam Candidate or Student
  • Licensee
  • Honorary Member
  • Member-In-Training (Engineer-in-Training, Geoscientist-in-Training)
  • Provisional Licensee

Nomination Process

Candidates can be selected by the Nominating Committee or be self-nominated.

The Nominating Committee selects candidates based on the composition of Council as required by the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. The Committee evaluates candidates’ qualifications, experience, skills, and professional and governance expertise and compares that to the gaps of expertise that will be created by those who will be completing their terms in office.

This approach balances the level of knowledge and expertise on Council, which ultimately results in a stronger and more effective Council.

APEGA publishes the top-ranked Council needs and personal attributes in the summer issue of The PEG and in the Member Self-Serve Centre each year.

The Nominating Committee compares these needs against candidates’ qualifications. Part of the review process includes:

  • confirming that the candidate has knowledge and experience in the areas listed by Council
  • holding a brief interview with each candidate
  • having the candidate pass a credit, criminal, and identity check
  • confirming that the candidate is in good standing with APEGA

After reviewing all candidates, including those who self-nominate (write-in candidates), the Nominating Committee endorses specific candidates based on Council’s requirements and the review process. The ballot identifies the endorsed candidates. All candidates, including those not endorsed by the Nominating Committee, are placed on the ballot.

Read about Councillor skill & experience requirements 


If you want to nominate yourself, you must complete the self-nomination section in the Member Self-Service Centre (MSSC). This section will be available in July. All self-nominations must be submitted 180 days before the Annual General Meeting.

To nominate yourself, complete the following steps in the MSSC:

  • obtain the support of 25 Professional Members who are in good standing
  • upload a print-quality (300 dpi) headshot of yourself
  • write a personal statement
  • explain why you want to run for Council
  • rate yourself against the list of skills and attributes
  • upload your resume (not your CV), which we will display on the website
  • upload a video (optional) promoting yourself as a candidate, which we will post on the website

Detailed instructions for the above steps are in the MSSC.