Association of Romanian Engineers in Canada (AREC)

In 2003, a small number of engineers began meeting on a monthly basis in order to create a network where engineers educated in Romania could be brought together. The purpose was: to help each other succeed in our careers, by understanding cultural differences, building a better name for ourselves and our community in Canada, where we were welcomed with open arms.

Our vision has three key components:

  1. To promote the common interests of the engineers educated in Romania and living now in Canada
  2. Effective Networking
  3. Helping engineers educated in Romania with advice towards PEO licence and employment

Effective Networking takes many forms, but for us, this is:

  • creating opportunities for AREC members to effectively communicate among themselves (networking)
  • better communications of the benefits and value of being an AREC member to current members and potential members

AREC members assist individuals of Romanian background who want to become Professional Engineers in Ontario.

Experienced professionals act as mentors to new immigrants and are assisting in enhancing their educational and personal development.

AREC is committed to enhancing the reputation and standing of all engineers educated in Romania and living now in Canada.

Year Established: 
Members of my organization live in: 
Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Total number of members served: 
251 - 500
Annual membership fee: $40
Membership benefits: 

As a member of AREC you'll have access to the experience and expertise of our members through various networking opportunities, PEO seminars, VIP meetings, recruitment agencies seminars, dinner/gala events, job search capabilities, resume and interviewing tips from career experts and other career services online. Membership also includes membership savings, insurance savings for home and auto and PPE resources and seminars. 

Estimated percentage of members that have arrived within the last three years: 
11% - 20%
Key contact: 
Other contact(s): 
Descriptions of partnerships: 
TD Insurance, Scotiabank, HATCH
If other please complete: 

Network Website:

Date network joined PINs:


AREC is a network of people; a platform for contacts between students, engineers, industry and society. The network gives support to students and engineers, opening borders and minds. It aims at helping to understand cultural differences and at developing one's personal and professional skills. Our goal is to make positive changes in our lives and to support each other through those changes.
Ethnocultural group servedEuropean
Demographic of profession servedEngineering
Type of networkProfessional Association
Location of activitiesEtobicoke, ON
Markham, ON
Mississauga, ON
North York, ON
Richmond Hill, ON
Scarborough, ON
Toronto, ON