Ontario man fined for posing as engineer

Amr Robah ordered to pay $88K and cease misrepresenting himself

Ontario man fined for posing as engineer

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has mandated that Amr Adel Mousta Robah, also known as Amr Robah, must cease presenting himself as a professional engineer. The court order, issued on May 28, 2024, prohibits Robah from engaging in any activities reserved for licensed engineers, including using titles such as "professional engineer" or "P.Eng."

Robah has been ordered to pay over $88,000 in costs to Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the regulatory body that pursued the court order. This action follows a 2018 conviction for similar offences, where Robah misused an engineer's seal. Despite a guilty plea and an agreement to desist from such activities, Robah continued to misrepresent his qualifications, submitting municipal permit applications falsely stamped with engineers' seals.

Robah, currently a senior project manager at YEJ Studio + Consulting Inc., holds a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. However, this authorization does not allow him to act as a licensed engineer. Robah has never held any form of engineering license or certificate under the Professional Engineers Act.

PEO has urged anyone who has received sealed documents from Robah in the past 18 months to contact their enforcement hotline. The regulatory body emphasizes that unauthorized use of an engineer's seal is a serious offence and can lead to criminal charges.

Emily Fraser of Polley Faith LLP represented PEO in this matter. The organization continues to investigate to ensure public safety and uphold professional standards within the engineering field.