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. We hope that the ritual will be held  in person, and may have a live stream option as well. 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  In Person ( we hope!)

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 hope we can do this in person.  If the rules allow us,  we will hold the Ritual  in person, but may live stream the event as well. Stay tuned for the details as we get closer to the date.

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 two in person guests assuming  the COVID rules allow it at that time, and if we stream it your guests can join us online.

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 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 are planning a ring exchange.  If your ring doesn’t fit very well after you receive it we will  have a ring exchange for you that day.