I’m currently a student. When do I apply for the MIT program?
You can apply for the MIT program as soon as you have completed all courses for your degree. You do not have to wait until your graduation ceremony. However, if you do apply before your graduation ceremony, please ensure that you ask your Registrar’s office to include a letter with your transcript stating that you are graduating.
What is the difference between MIT and EIT/between MIT and GIT? Which one should I use?
Member-in-Training (MIT) refers to all enrolled members-in-training with APEGNB. Engineer-in-Training (EIT) may only be used by engineering discipline MITs and Geoscientist-in-Training (GIT) may only be used by geoscience discipline MITs. Both disciplines may use Member-in-Training (MIT).
Is the MIT Program mandatory in New Brunswick?
No, the MIT program is not mandatory in New Brunswick. However, there are many benefits to being enrolled as an MIT. The program was designed to help you to streamline the P.Eng./P.Geo. application process.
It allows you to record your work experience and obtain feedback along the way. This feedback is critical to ensure that you are accumulating the appropriate experience. Additionally, you will be asked to work with a registered professional who can act as a reference for your work experience.
All of this helps to prevent future issues, such as learning the work you are doing (or have done) does not qualify as professional experience, that your supervisor has forgotten who you are, or that your supervisor is no longer available to speak on your behalf.
The MIT Program also demonstrates to potential employers you are academically qualified and on your way to professional status, as required by the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act of New Brunswick. As an MIT, you have access to opportunities to network with professionals in your field.
I’m an MIT in another province. Can I transfer to New Brunswick when I move here?
You cannot transfer an MIT membership to APEGNB. You will need to start a new application with APEGNB. However, the Internship Committee is willing to review logbooks that have been approved in other jurisdictions.
I am not yet registered with APEGNB. Can I call myself an engineer/geoscientist?
Only registered members or licencees may practise engineering or geoscience independently in New Brunswick. In order that the public can be assured that qualified individuals are practising, only registered members or licencees can use the following titles, designations, or abbreviations:
- Professional Engineer/Professional Geoscientist
Only those recorded in the Member-in-Training Program with APEGNB may use the following titles or abbreviations:
Titles for MITs such as Junior Engineer, Graduate Engineer, Assistant Geoscientist are not acceptable.
It is acceptable to denote a university degree following your name (e.g. “B.A.Sc.”, “B.Sc.Eng.”, “B.Sc.”, etc.).