For the majority of postings in PlacePro, these icons will not be updated to indicate your application status. It is very important that you read and follow the specific application instructions provided at the top of each job posting to ensure that your application is received.
Most postings entered into PlacePro include a two-step application process that includes applying through PlacePro as well as directly to the company. For these postings, the first step is for tracking purposes and also allows the Engineering Employment Centre to provide a backup applicant list in the event that applications are lost due to technical errors. The second step is the most important — if you do not follow this step your application will not be received by the company.
Occassionally, employers request that applications be collected by the Engineering Employment Centre and then sent all at once in a packet following the closing date. The instructions for these postings include only one step — applying through PlacePro. For these postings, the icons in PlacePro will be updated once the packet is sent to the employer.