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Benefits of Membership

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Member Advocacy

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.

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Raise Your Profile and Advance Your Career

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

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Access to Job Board

Members also get access to the Canadian Technical Employment Network (CTEN), a national job board, to connect you with many employers specifically looking for technicians and technologists across Canada. 

Continuous Professional Development

Improve Your Skills

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.  

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Expand Your Network

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. 

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Stay Informed

As a member, you have exclusive access to key resources and publications which include: The Ontario Technologist magazine, the Tech Takes podcastETech News, the salary survey,  and regular updates on the progress and achievements of your professional association. 

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Maximize Your Savings

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.