Joining OACETT as a Student member is the first step to becoming either a Certified Technician (C.Tech.) or Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.).
Volunteer with your local chapter and have your Student Membership subsidized.
Get recognized for your contribution to volunteerism or mentorship! Award winners get two tickets, which include room and travel to the Presidents Awards Gala, a $250 bursary, and recognition in front of thousands of OACETT members.
NEW — Young Professionals Scholarship
Three $500 scholarships.
Student members get reduced dues at the student rate for two years after graduation providing you pay your yearly student membership dues and do not let your membership lapse. If your membership lapses, you will pay regular membership dues when you rejoin.
Students can get a jump start on their certification by completing the professional practice exam as a student.
We work with the government to advocate for the advancement and leadership of a unified profession and ensure that regulations and legislation include technicians and technologists.
Your membership and certification confirm a commitment to excellence. It is a positive statement of dedication to your profession and a mark of your professional achievement. OACETT certification will raise your profile among your peers and is valued and recognized by employers. Certified members earn between $14,000 and $20,000 more annually in total cash compensation. Our annual awards program is a great opportunity to recognize your achievements and contributions to your profession.
"Certified Technician (C.Tech.) and Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) have been recognized as one of the top five most valuable engineering certifications to have in 2020." - Randstad Canada
Members also get access to CTEN, the Canadian Technical Employment Network, a national job board, to connect you with employers specifically looking for technicians and technologists across Canada.
Take advantage of professional development courses on a variety of topics and disciplines, from soft skills, technical workshops and seminars to exam preparation guides; your membership gives you access to these essential resources and keeps you up-to-date on the industry’s best practices and knowledge sharing.
Membership provides invaluable opportunities to connect and interact with other engineering technology professionals and key stakeholders. Our events range from Chapter tours, social events and educational opportunities including our Annual Conference and Awards Gala. Volunteering with OACETT’s Board, Committees and Chapters provide many opportunities to exchange with peers and connect throughout the year, in person or virtually.
As a member, you have exclusive access to key resources and publications which include: The Ontario Technologist magazine, the Tech Takes podcast, ETech News, the salary survey, and regular updates on the progress and achievements of your professional association.
Benefit from special group insurance rates on professional liability, home, auto, travel, pet including health benefits. We also offer a variety of discounts on training, services, retail partners and special experiences.
Get a list of partners and discounts through the members’ portal.
A complimentary 45 minute information webinar hosted by OACETT to learn more about OACETT, student membership, certification, and the application process.