Running for Council | APEGA

Running for Council

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. APEGA publishes the top-ranked Council needs in the summer issue of The PEG each year.

Read about Councillor skill & experience requirements Read about Councillor terms & duties

Who is Eligible to Run for Council?

Eligible

  • Life Members
  • Professional Members (P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., or P.Geoph.)
  • Professional Licensees 

Ineligible

  • Applicants
  • Exam Candidates or Students
  • Licensees
  • Honorary Members
  • Members-in-Training (E.I.T. or G.I.T.)
  • Provisional Licensees
 

Nominations

Planning your nominationTo run for Council, you must complete the nomination section in the Member Self-Service Centre (MSSC) during the nominating period. Nomination is online-only, and paper nominations are not accepted. Nominations will open on August 13 at 9 AM. 

You will be able to develop your nomination in draft, returning as often as necessary until the deadline.

Once you are satisfied with your nomination and click the submit button, the nomination is final and locked from further changes.

Steps for Nomination

  1. Reach out to 25 Professional Members in good standing to support your nomination. Let them know that they'll be contacted electronically to confirm their support.

  2. Polish your resume or curriculum vitae.

  3. To help the Nominating Committee in its review, write an explanation of why you want to run for Council that is up to 700 words long.

  4. Also for the Nominating Committee's review, rate yourself on the skills and experiences from 1 to 5 (1 being lowest, 5 being highest).

Nominating Committee Recommendations

Considering candidates for endorsementThe Nominating Committee compares the needs of Council against candidates' qualifications, including:

  • 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, the Nominating Committee recommends candidates based on Council's requirements. 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.

The ballot identifies the recommended candidates. All candidates, including those not recommended by the Nominating Committee, are placed on the ballot.

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