In Canada, the title “professional engineer” is restricted by law. When you hold a P.Eng., you are licensed to practice engineering in the province or territory where it was granted. The licence also gives you the right to use the letters P.Eng. after your name. You are not legally an engineer or a professional until you have the P.Eng.
Alternating work terms with school terms, engineering co-op programs allow engineering students to gain valuable work experiencing while completing their degree, and also earn competitive salaries to help pay for school.