Women in Engineering
OSPE works towards a more progressive and diverse engineering profession
Engineering remains a non-traditional career for women. Only 18% of graduates from Canadian engineering programs are female, and only 10% of P.Eng. license holders in Ontario are women. OSPE supports Engineers Canada's goal of raising the percentage of newly licensed engineers that are women to 30% by the year 2030.
OSPE works toward the creation of a more progressive and diverse engineering profession by encouraging more women to study engineering, consider engineering as a career, pursue licensure as professional engineers, and to take on leadership roles within the governance structure of the engineering profession.
In 2015, OSPE and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) partnered to launch Engineering Professional Success, funded by Status of Women Canada. This two-year pilot mentorship program will support women who are recent engineering graduates in the early stages of their careers by matching them with a mentor.