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How to Register

To inquire about registration information available in French, please contact the APGO by phone, email, or mail.
Pour obtenir des renseignements sur l’information disponible en français au sujet de l’inscription, veuillez contacter l’APGO directement par telephone, par courriel ou par la poste.

If accommodation is required for special needs, please contact the APGO by phone, email, or mail to discuss.

The Registration Committee of the APGO recognizes that from time to time exceptional circumstances occur when trying to provide required documents or when trying to accommodate part of the process for the APGO application for registration. Should such exceptional circumstances occur for an applicant, the applicant is invited to contact the Association, in writing, explaining the circumstance. The APGO Registration Committee will consider the information and provide a response.

Three options are available for registering as a professional geoscientist in Ontario:

1. First Time Registration in Ontario - applicants, including geoscientists-in-training (G.I.T.), currently not registered anywhere else in Canada. For more information, click here.

For First Time Registration, once all documentation concerning the application and the application fee have been received by the APGO, it takes approximately two months from the date of the receipt of the last piece of documentation, or the fee (should it be the last item received), for the Registration Committee to make a decision concerning the application. Should the Committee determine that further information is required from the applicant in order to make a decision, additional time would be required to make the decision.

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2. Inter- Provincial Mobility - Under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) professional geoscientists registered in another province may apply to be licensed in Ontario without the requirement of reassessment, retraining, or retesting.  For more information, click here.

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3. Quebec/Ontario Mobility - professional geoscientists registered in either province may apply for Incidental or Temporary Practice through the Quebec-Ontario Inter Association Mobility Agreement ( OGQ-APGO Mobility Agreement). For more information, click here.

The APGO Application Process Average Timelines    

Important Documents from the Application Package

The Application form is available through either online registration or by downloading the application package. The following documents can be opened either individually or downloaded in the application package.

Guideline to Registration
Minimum knowledge requirements for registration
Work Experience Record (Word Format 23 KB)
Referees Form
Transcript Request Form for Applicants/ Request for Canadian Academic Documents

Transcript Request Form for Applicants/ Request for International Academic Documents
Records Management Policy


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