Nomination Process

Nominations may be made in either the professional (the Gold Medal, the Engineering Medal and the Award for Engineering Project or Achievement) or civic division (the Citizenship Award). To be considered within the professional division, nominations must indicate a significant level of engineering content. Civic division awards are made to recognize the achievements of professional engineers in fields other than engineering.

The Awards Committee may move a nomination from one division or category to another, if it considers this to be more appropriate than the original submission.

The Ontario Professional Engineers Awards are presented annually. The nomination deadline is 4:00 p.m. EST on the last Wednesday in February; however, nominations may be submitted any time during the year. Nominations submitted after the deadline may be considered, with or without changes, before the deadline for the following year’s program, at the request of the lead nominator.

Highlights for 2021:

  • Only one nominator and two referees are now required for individual OPEA categories.
  • For the OPEA Citizenship Award, the Awards Committee now recognizes noteworthy support and advancement of equity, diversity and inclusion in the profession and promoting or supporting equity, diversity and inclusion within society.

Completed nomination packages should be submitted to:

To nominate an engineer, click here.

To nominate an engineering project or achievement, click here.