The Next Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer

Registration will open on October 1 for the next Iron ring Ceremony

Our registration page will open on October 1st, and you will be able to register for the fall ceremony during the entire month of October.  Check the information below for the  things  you will need to know or have available to register.  The recent rule changes by the province restricting the size of gatherings means that this will be another virtual on line event.  Check the FAQ page if your question is not addressed below.


The next Iron Ring Ceremony in Calgary is planned for November 13th, 1:30 PM Virtual on line Broadcast

We will need your ring size!  Go to any jewelry shop to get the Pinky finger of your working hand sized for a standard North American ring, it will be 1 to 12, in full and half sizes only. There should be no charge for this.

Registration for the ceremony will open Oct 1st,  2021 and will close in early November.  Graduates from other Canadian universities and professional members from APEGA will be welcome to attend as usual.

We had hoped to do this in person, but the current provincial and university rules don’t allow us to do that.   We will  live stream the event on line as we did last fall and this past spring.

You must attend. Everyone who wishes to wear the Iron Ring must attend a Ceremony and undertake the Obligation in the presence of their peers.  This is at the core of the tradition of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. If you register but are unable to attend the ceremony for any reason, we will not be able to send your ring. We are a volunteer group and  don’t do refunds, so if you miss the event we are sorry, you will need to register and pay for the next one. Please be aware that attendance will be taken.

Guests are allowed.  You can invite  your guests to attend the ritual online at no charge

Are you eligible?   All students graduating with an undergraduate degree in Engineering from a Canadian University, and practicing engineers accepted for professional membership by APEGA, EIT’s and P.Eng, are eligible to attend the Iron Ring Ceremony.  Iron Ring Camps across Canada are listed here.

When you register, and if you are graduating from a university other than U of C, we will ask you to upload your diploma or other documentation such as as a transcript to validate your graduation. APEGA members will simply need to supply their APEGA registration number.

We have ring exchange program.  If your ring doesn’t fit very well after you receive it we still have the mail in  exchange program, and are hoping to have an in person option ready to go before the end of this year.