“Applying for a P.Eng. as an ITP (Internationally-Trained Professional)”
Martha Vega-Smith holds a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Venezuela where she started her professional career before moving to Canada in 2001. She successfully transitioned into senior technical and leadership roles in Pipeline Integrity, Management Systems and Enterprise Risk, for two leading energy companies in North America, Enbridge first, and now Suncor. Since arriving to Canada she has reviewed hundreds of resumes as a recruiting manager and has helped as many individuals customize and optimize their resumes and prepare for interviews as they navigate their own career path. She earned her P.Eng. with APEGA a few years after arriving in Canada and has many lessons learned about the process for internationally-trained professionals, from her own experience and from the experience of her colleagues and mentees.
Andrea Marciales is a Corrosion Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) with Innotech Alberta. She holds a Master degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta, and a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia, South America. Andrea is skilled in applied research for internal corrosion in pipelines, heavy crude oil, petroleum/reservoir engineering and solvent injection. She is an E.I.T. registered with APEGA since August 2015 and is currently in the process of applying for her P.Eng. following the new procedure of 22 competencies. She is a mentor for many colleagues who are also applying for their P.Eng. and has collected many lessons learned.