Providing your PEN on your post-secondary application(s) will streamline the application process. However, as a student, you are not required to provide your PEN. If an application form or web site asks for your PEN, you may leave it blank. An institution cannot deny or delay your application if you do not provide your PEN. If you are applying from out of province the post-secondary institution will request a PEN from the Ministry of Education on your behalf.
If you would like to obtain your PEN for the application process or for your own personal information, please visit Obtaining your PEN for more information. If you require information on obtaining your high school transcript as part of your application to a post-secondary institution, please visit Ordering Copies of Transcripts and Dogwoods.
If your application is returned to you, or you encounter problems registering without your PEN, please contact the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development (firstname.lastname@example.org).