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Information for foreign-trained cardiology technologists

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Information on requirements to practise

The occupation of cardiology technologist is not regulated in Canada except in New Brunswick, where technologists are required to be registered with the New Brunswick Society of Cardiology Technologists. To practise in Canada, it is preferable for cardiology technologists to be registered with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT).

Affiliated with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), the CSCT is the self-governing body that sets the standards for the profession and administers the examination and certification process for membership in the society. You may consult their CSCT Hand Guide about examination policies and procedures.

Information on assessment of qualifications

Foreign-trained cardiology technologists may contact the CSCT for an evaluation of their qualifications prior to arrival in Canada.

 

You should note that if you are already licensed to practise your occupation in a province or territory of Canada, and later wish to work in a non-regulated occupation, employers may request that you provide them with a formal assessment of your academic credentials.

If that is the case, or if you wish to have your credentials assessed for a purpose other than practising a regulated occupation in Canada, you may consult our Fact Sheet No. 2, “Assessment and recognition of credentials for the purpose of employment in Canada” and contact an academic credential evaluation service. Although evaluation services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained abroad compare with academic credentials obtained in Canada, their evaluations are advisory only and do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for employment or certification purposes in Canada. Please note that evaluation services charge a fee for their assessments.

 

 

Information on assessment for immigration purposes, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the department responsible for immigration to Canada.

CIC has listed this profession (NOC 3217) as an eligible occupation under the FSWP. To apply for immigration to Canada under this program, one of the requirements* is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) for immigration purposes from a CIC-designated organization. We invite you to communicate directly with one of the designated organizations to begin this process from outside Canada.

*It is important to note that this requirement is for immigration purposes only. It is separate from the process to obtain a license to practice from the relevant regulatory body listed below. Obtaining a license to practice is not required to apply for immigration.

Other relevant information

For a general description of duties and employment requirements, you can refer to the information prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada regarding:

Specific Provincial/Territorial Information

 

You may also be interested in the CICIC information pages for:

 

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Information for foreign-trained medical sonographers

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Our amazing sonographer, Mary! (Photo credit: Kodamakitty)

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Information on requirements to practise

Diagnostic medical sonographers are not formally regulated in Canada, but the accepted standard of proficiency is registry with the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals(CARDUP) and/or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

Foreign-trained medical sonographers who desire more information about practising their profession in Canada should contact:

 

Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CSDMS)
P.O. Box 1220
Kemptville ON   K0G 1J0   Canada
Phone : 613-258-0855
Phone (alternate): 1-888-273-6746
Fax : 613-258-0899
Fax (alternate): 1-888-743-2952
Email : info@csdms.com
http://www.csdms.com/ 

 

Information about the Canadian Diagnostic Ultrasound Registry and details on requirements for foreign-trained sonographers may be found on the CARDUP Web site at http://www.cardup.org/rgt.php?pg=prq.

Information on assessment of qualifications

Please note that the Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers does not assess foreign qualifications. For this purpose, you may consult our Fact Sheet No. 2, which has been compiled to help individuals learn more about how to obtain an assessment of their qualifications for employment purposes in Canada. We draw to your attention the list of evaluation services in question 4 in this fact sheet. You may contact any of them for expert advice on how qualifications obtained abroad compare with credentials obtained in Canada. Please note that these assessments are advisory only and do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for employment or licensure purposes in Canada.

 

Information on assessment for immigration purposes, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the department responsible for immigration to Canada.

CIC has listed this profession (NOC 3216) as an eligible occupation under the FSWP. To apply for immigration to Canada under this program, one of the requirements* is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) for immigration purposes from a CIC-designated organization. We invite you to communicate directly with one of the designated organizations to begin this process from outside Canada.

*It is important to note that this requirement is for immigration purposes only. It is separate from the process to obtain a license to practice from the relevant regulatory body listed below. Obtaining a license to practice is not required to apply for immigration.

Other relevant information

For a general description of duties and employment requirements, you can refer to the information prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada regarding:

Specific Provincial/Territorial Information

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Information for foreign-trained medical radiation technologists

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English: A map of Canada exhibiting its ten provinces and three territories, and their capitals. (Lambert conformal conic projection from The Atlas of Canada) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Information on requirements to practise

The profession of medical radiation technologist is regulated in Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. In these provinces, you must be registered with the provincial regulatory body to practise and to use the designation assigned by that regulatory body. Therefore, once you know where you will settle and work in Canada, you should contact the appropriate regulatory body (see list below) for details on registration procedures.

In all other provinces and territories, the profession is not regulated; however, most employers will require proof of successful completion of the national certification exam, administered by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT), and proof of registration with the provincial professional association.

Information on assessment of qualifications

Foreign- trained medical radiation technologists must have their credentials assessed to establish their eligibility to write the CAMRT certification exam.

Alberta, Ontario and Quebec assess the credentials for international applicants who wish to work in their province. CAMRT performs the assessment of credentials on behalf of all other provinces. Please note that there is a fee for this assessment.

Review CAMRT’s information for international applicants or contact them at:

 

Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)
85 Albert Street, Suite 1000
Ottawa ON   K1P 6A4   Canada
Phone : 613-234-0012
Phone (alternate): 1-800-463-9729
Fax : 613-234-1097
Email : info@camrt.ca
http://www.camrt.ca/ 

 

 

You should note that if you are already licensed to practise your occupation in a province or territory of Canada, and later wish to work in a non-regulated occupation, employers may request that you provide them with a formal assessment of your academic credentials.

If that is the case, or if you wish to have your credentials assessed for a purpose other than practising a regulated occupation in Canada, you may consult our Fact Sheet No. 2, “Assessment and recognition of credentials for the purpose of employment in Canada” and contact an academic credential evaluation service. Although evaluation services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained abroad compare with academic credentials obtained in Canada, their evaluations are advisory only and do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for employment or certification purposes in Canada. Please note that evaluation services charge a fee for their assessments.

 

 

Information on assessment for immigration purposes, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the department responsible for immigration to Canada.

CIC has listed this profession (NOC 3215) as an eligible occupation under the FSWP. To apply for immigration to Canada under this program, one of the requirements* is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) for immigration purposes from a CIC-designated organization. We invite you to communicate directly with one of the designated organizations to begin this process from outside Canada.

*It is important to note that this requirement is for immigration purposes only. It is separate from the process to obtain a license to practice from the relevant regulatory body listed below. Obtaining a license to practice is not required to apply for immigration.

Specific Provincial/Territorial Information

Other relevant information

National Occupational Classification (NOC) Profile for Medical Radiation Technologists


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Alberta

Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT)
800, 4445 Calgary Trail
Edmonton AB   T6H 5R7   Canada
Phone : 780-487-6130
Phone (alternate): 1-800-282-2165
Fax : 780-432-9106
Email : info@acmdtt.com
http://www.acmdtt.com/ 

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (NBAMRT)
Memramcook Institute, Suite 129
488 rue Centrale
Memramcook NB   E4K 3S6    Canada
Phone : 506-758-0302
Phone (alternate): 1-800-268-2511
Email : registrar@nbamrt.ca
http://www.nbamrt.ca/ 

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (NSAMRT)
P.O. Box 9410, Station A
Halifax NS   B3K 5S3   Canada
Phone : 902-434-6525
Phone (alternate): 1-866-788-6525
Fax : 902-425-2441
Email : info@nsamrt.ca
http://nsamrt.ca/ 

Ontario

College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO)
375 University Avenue, Suite 300
Toronto ON   M5G 2J5   Canada
Phone : 416-975-4353
Phone (alternate): 1-800-563-5847
Fax : 416-975-4355
Email : info@cmrto.org
http://www.cmrto.org/ 

Quebec

Ordre des technologues en radiologie du Québec (OTRQ)
6455 rue Jean-Talon Est
Bureau 401
Montréal QC   H1S 3E8   Canada
Phone : 514-351-0052
Phone (alternate): 1-800-361-8759
Fax : 514-355-2396
Email : info@otimro.qc.ca
http://www.otrq.qc.ca/ 

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (SAMRT)
218 – 408 Broad Street
Regina SK   S4R 1X3   Canada
Phone : 306-525-9678
Fax : 306-525-9680
Email : samrtofc@sasktel.net
http://samrt.org/ 

 

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British Columbia

British Columbia Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (BCMRT)
102 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC   V6A 2R5   Canada
Phone : 604-682-8171
Phone (alternate): 1-800-990-7090
Fax : 604-681-4545
Email : office@bcamrt.bc.ca
http://www.bcamrt.bc.ca/ 

Manitoba

Manitoba Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (MAMRT)
202 – 819 Sargent Avenue
Winnipeg MB   R3E 0B9   Canada
Phone : 204-774-5346
Fax : 204-744-5346
Email : admin@mamrt.ca
http://www.mamrt.ca/ 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (NLAMRT)
P.O. Box 29141, Torbay Road Post Office
St. John’s NL   A1A 5B5   Canada
Phone : 709-777-6036
Email : association@nlamrt.ca
http://www.nlamrt.ca/ 

Ontario

Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (OAMRS)
P.O. Box 1054
Brantford ON   N3T 5S7   Canada
Phone : 519-753-6037
Phone (alternate): 1-800-387-4674
Fax : 519-753-6408
Email : inquiries@oamrt.on.ca
http://www.oamrt.on.ca/ 

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (PEIAMRT)
61 Queen Elizabeth Dr.
Charlottetown PE   C1A 3A8   Canada
Email : peiamrtregistrar@bellaliant.net
http://www.peiamrt.ca/ 
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Information for foreign-trained respiratory therapists

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Respiratory Therapists help your blood run smoother and help you breath easier (Photo credit: Thompson Rivers)

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Information on requirements to practise

The profession of respiratory therapist is regulated Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. In these provinces, it is illegal to practise the profession of respiratory therapist without being licensed as a full member in the relevant provincial regulatory body. Provincial regulatory bodies of respiratory therapists are responsible for setting the standards for entry into the profession and for issuing licences to those who meet established standards of qualifications and practice. Applicants in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario must pass the registration exam set by the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care, or for Quebec, l’Épreuve Synthèse du Programme.

In those provinces and territories where the profession is not regulated, employers still require respiratory therapists (RTs) to have completed RT education in an accredited program, passed the national registration exam, and be a member of the Canadian Society for Respiratory Therapy (CSRT). The CSRT is a professional association for all RTs in Canada, and the credentialing body for RTs in non-regulated jurisdictions. Becoming a CSRT member allows RTs in non-regulated jurisdictions to use the title of registered respiratory therapist (RRT).

Information on assessment of qualifications

Once you know where you will settle and work in Canada, you should contact the provincial regulatory body (see list below). For non-regulated provinces (British Columbia and Prince Edward Island), contact the CSRT for further information about assessment procedures. Although these associations will provide information on requirements to practise, they are not set up to assess foreign credentials prior to your arrival in Canada.

Foreign-trained respiratory therapists may contact the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists for information about their assessment mechanism for foreign qualifications.

 

Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT)
331 Cooper St., Suite 400
Ottawa ON   K2P 0G5   Canada
Phone : 613-731-3164
Phone (alternate): 1-800-267-3422
Fax : 613-521-4314
Email : info@csrt.com
http://www.csrt.com/ 

 

You may also consult our Fact Sheet No. 2, which has been compiled to help individuals learn more about how to obtain an assessment of their qualifications for employment purposes in Canada. We draw to your attention the list of evaluation services in question 4 in this fact sheet. Although these services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained abroad compare with credentials obtained in a Canadian province or territory, the evaluation is advisory only and does not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for employment or certification purposes in Canada.

 

Information on assessment for immigration purposes, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the department responsible for immigration to Canada.

CIC has listed this profession (NOC 3214) as an eligible occupation under the FSWP. To apply for immigration to Canada under this program, one of the requirements* is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) for immigration purposes from a CIC-designated organization. We invite you to communicate directly with one of the designated organizations to begin this process from outside Canada.

*It is important to note that this requirement is for immigration purposes only. It is separate from the process to obtain a license to practice from the relevant regulatory body listed below. Obtaining a license to practice is not required to apply for immigration.

Other relevant information

For a general description of duties and employment requirements, you can refer to the information prepared by Human Resources Development Canada regarding:

Specific Provincial/Territorial Information

 


 flechevertehaut.gif List of regulatory bodies

 

Alberta

College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA)
6715-8th Street N.E., Suite 370
Calgary AB   T2E 7H7   Canada
Phone : 403-274-1828
Phone (alternate): 1-800-205-2778
Fax : 403-274-9703
Email : Denise.Holmberg@carta.ca
http://www.carta.ca/ 

Manitoba

Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists (MARRT)
206 – 629 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg MB   R3A 1P6    Canada
Phone : 204-944-8081
Email : register@marrt.org
http://www.marrt.org/ 

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Association of Respiratory Therapists (NBART)
500 St. George St.
Moncton NB   E1C 1Y3   Canada
Phone : 506-389-7813
Phone (alternate): 1-877-334-1851
Fax : 506-389-7814
Email : info@nbart.ca
http://www.nbart.ca 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador College of Respiratory Therapists (NLCRT)
Suite 133, Unit 50 Hamlyn Road Plaza
St. John’s NL   A1E 5X7   Canada
Phone : 709-777-5707
Fax : 709-368-8830
Email : nlcrt@nlcrt.ca
http://www.nlcrt.ca/ 

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapy (NSCRT)
Suite 700 – 6009 Quinpool Road
Halifax NS   B3K 5J7   Canada
Phone : 902-425-2445
Fax : 902-425-2441
Email : registrar@nscrt.com
http://www.nscrt.com/ 

Ontario

College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO)
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2103
Toronto ON   M5G 1Z8   Canada
Phone : 416-591-7800
Phone (alternate): 1-800-261-0528
Fax : 416-591-7890
Email : questions@crto.on.ca
http://www.crto.on.ca/ 

Quebec

Ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Québec (OPIQ)
721 – 1440 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Montréal QC   H3H 1R8   Canada
Phone : 514-931-2900
Phone (alternate): 1-800-561-0029
Fax : 514-931-3621
Email : info@opiq.qc.ca
http://www.opiq.qc.ca/ 

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan College of Respiratory Therapists (SCRT)
218-408 Broad Street
Regina SK   S4R 1X3   Canada
Phone : 1-877-789-3359
Fax : 306-789-3358
Email : info@scrt.ca
http://www.scrt.ca/ 

 


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British Columbia

British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT)
P.O.. Box 4760
Vancouver BC   V6B 4A4   Canada
Phone : 604-623-2227
Email : secretary.bcsrt@gmail.com
http://www.bcsrt.ca/ 

Ontario

Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario (RTSO)
160-2 County Court Blvd., Suite 440
Brampton ON   L6W 4V1   Canada
Phone : 647-729-2717
Phone (alternate): 1-855-297-3089
Fax : 647-729-2715
Email : office@rtso.ca
http://www.rtso.ca/ 
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Information for foreign-trained medical laboratory technologists

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English: MLS in his work environment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Information on requirements to practice

The profession of medical laboratory technologist is regulated in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan, where regulatory bodies (also called regulatory colleges) establish the rules and regulations that determine who may practice as a medical laboratory technologist. Their primary role is to protect the public. If you wish to work as a technologist in any of these provinces, you must be registered with the regulatory body (see list below).

The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) works in partnership with provincial regulatory bodies but is a completely separate organization. Its primary role is to advocate and certify people in the profession. This certification is accepted across Canada and is required in the provinces and territories that do not yet have an individual regulatory body.

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
P.O. Box 2830, LCD 1
Hamilton ON   L8N 3N8   Canada
Phone : 905-528-8642
Phone (alternate): 1-800-263-8277
Fax : 905-528-4968
Email : pla@csmls.org
http://www.csmls.org/ 

CSMLS certifies in the following disciplines:

  • General Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Diagnostic Cytology
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant

General Medical Laboratory Technologists must be competent in these five disciplines: clinical chemistry, hematology, clinical microbiology, transfusion science, and histotechnology. Diagnostic cytology technologists must be competent in both gynecological and non-gynecological analysis. Clinical genetics technologists must be competent in both cytogenetics and molecular genetics.

Eligibility requirements to the CSMLS Medical Laboratory Technology certification examinations involve completion of an accredited educational program or a two-step prior learning assessment process to evaluate their education, training and work experience for equivalency (Seehttp://www.csmls.org/Certification/Certification-Process/IEMLT.aspx?lang=en-CA).

Information on assessment of qualifications

CSMLS has a prior learning assessment process available to foreign-trained medical laboratory technologists before or after arrival in Canada. For further information on this process, consult their online information athttp://www.csmls.org/Certification/Certification-Process/IEMLT.aspx?lang=en-CA, or contact CSMLS:

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
P.O. Box 2830, LCD 1
Hamilton ON   L8N 3N8   Canada
Phone : 905-528-8642
Phone (alternate): 1-800-263-8277
Fax : 905-528-4968
Email : pla@csmls.org
http://www.csmls.org/ 

You should note that if you are already licensed to practise your occupation in a province or territory of Canada, and later wish to work in a non-regulated occupation, employers may request that you provide them with a formal assessment of your academic credentials.

If that is the case, or if you wish to have your credentials assessed for a purpose other than practising a regulated occupation in Canada, you may consult our Fact Sheet No. 2, “Assessment and recognition of credentials for the purpose of employment in Canada” and contact an academic credential evaluation service. Although evaluation services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained abroad compare with academic credentials obtained in Canada, their evaluations are advisory only and do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for employment or certification purposes in Canada. Please note that evaluation services charge a fee for their assessments.

Information on assessment for immigration purposes, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the department responsible for immigration to Canada.

CIC has listed this profession (NOC 3211) as an eligible occupation under the FSWP. To apply for immigration to Canada under this program, one of the requirements* is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) for immigration purposes from a CIC-designated organization. We invite you to communicate directly with one of the designated organizations to begin this process from outside Canada.

*It is important to note that this requirement is for immigration purposes only. It is separate from the process to obtain a license to practice from the relevant regulatory body listed below. Obtaining a license to practice is not required to apply for immigration.

Specific provincial/territorial information

Other relevant information

National Occupational Classification (NOC) Profile for:


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Alberta

Alberta College of Medical Laboratory Technologists (ACMLT)
301-9426 51 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB   T6E 5A6   Canada
Phone : 780-435-5452
Phone (alternate): 1-800-265-9351
Fax : 780-437-1442
Email : info@acmlt.org
http://www.acmlt.org/ 

Manitoba

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba (CMLTM)
146-2025 Corydon Avenue
Winnipeg MB   R3P 0N5   Canada
Phone : 204-231-0311
Fax : 204-489-7300
Email : cmltm@cmltm.ca
http://www.cmltm.ca/ 

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (NBSMLT)
P.O Box 1812
Moncton NB   E1C 9X6   Canada
Phone : 506-758-9956
Fax : 506-758-9963
Email : registrar@nbsmlt.nb.ca
http://www.nbsmlt.nb.ca 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador College of Medical Laboratory Sciences (NLCMLS)
P.O. Box 39057, 430 Topsail Road
St. John’s NL   A1E 5Y7   Canada
Phone : 709-754-8324
http://www.nlcmls.ca/ 

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists (NSCMLT)
25 Wentworth Street, Suite 205
Dartmouth NS   B2Y 2S7   Canada
Phone : 902-453-9605
Phone (alternate): 1-888-897-4095
Fax : 902-454-3535
Email : nscmltoffice@ns.aliantzinc.ca
http://www.nscmlt.org/ 

Ontario

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO)
36 Toronto Street, Suite 950
Toronto ON   M5C 2C5   Canada
Phone : 416-861-9605
Phone (alternate): 1-800-323-9672
Fax : 416-861-0934
Email : mail@cmlto.com
http://www.cmlto.com/ 

Quebec

Ordre professionnel des technologistes médicaux du Québec (OPTMQ)
281, avenue Laurier Est
Montréal QC   H2T 1G2   Canada
Phone : 514-527-9811
Phone (alternate): 1-800-567-7763
Fax : 514-527-7314
Email : optmq@optmq.org
http://www.optmq.org/ 

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT)
P.O. Box 3837
Regina SK   S4P 3R8   Canada
Phone : 306-352-6791
Phone (alternate): 1-877-334-3301
Fax : 306-352-6791
Email : exec.dir@ssmlt.ca
http://www.ssmlt.ca/ 

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British Columbia

British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS)
720-999 West Broadway Avenue
Vancouver BC   V5Z 1K5   Canada
Phone : 604-714-1760
Phone (alternate): 1-800-304-0033
Fax : 604-738-4080
Email : bcsls@bcsls.net
http://www.bcsls.net/ 

Manitoba

Manitoba Association of Medical Laboratory Science (MAMLS)
585 London Street
Winnipeg MB   R2K 2Z6   Canada
Phone : 204-669-9050
Fax : 204-667-1747
Email : mamls@mts.net
http://www.mamls.ca/ 

Ontario

Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT)
234 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 402
Toronto ON   M4P 1K5   Canada
Phone : 416-485-6768
Phone (alternate): 1-800-461-6768
Fax : 416-485-7660
Email : osmt@osmt.org
http://www.osmt.org/ 

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (PEISMT)
c/o QE Hospital
P.O. Box 6600
Charlottetown PE   C1A 8T5   Canada
Phone : 902-894-2300
Fax : 902-894-2385
Email : peismt@gmail.com
http://www.peismt.org/ 
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Information for foreign-trained occupational therapists

Deutsch: Am Yellowhead-Pass kommt man von der ...

Deutsch: Am Yellowhead-Pass kommt man von der Provinz Alberta in die Provinz British Columbia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Information on requirements to practise

The profession of occupational therapists is regulated in the provinces of Canada. This means that it is illegal to practise the profession or use the title of occupational therapist without being registered as a full member in a provincial regulatory body (see list below).  These regulatory bodies are responsible for setting the standards for entry into the profession and for registering those who meet established standards of qualifications and practice.

In the territories (Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon), occupational therapists must be eligible to sit for the certification exam administered by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

Once you know where you will settle and work, you should contact the appropriate regulatory body or CAOT for further information.  The contact information for CAOT is as follows:

 

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
CTTC Building
1125 Colonel By Drive, Suite 3400
Ottawa ON   K1S 5R1   Canada
Phone : 613-523-2268
Phone (alternate): 1-800-434-2268
Fax : 613-523-2552
Email : exam@caot.ca
http://www.caot.ca/ 

 

Information on assessment of qualifications

Although the provincial regulatory bodies of occupational therapists will provide information on how foreign credentials are evaluated once you are in Canada, most are not set up to assess foreign credentials before you arrive in Canada. Some regulatory bodies have made arrangements with evaluation services to perform the assessment of foreign credentials. You need to contact the appropriate regulatory body of occupational therapists directly (see list below) to find out about assessment procedures. The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists can also provide information on assessments.

 

You should note that if you are already licensed to practise your occupation in a province or territory of Canada, and later wish to work in a non-regulated occupation, employers may request that you provide them with a formal assessment of your academic credentials.

If that is the case, or if you wish to have your credentials assessed for a purpose other than practising a regulated occupation in Canada, you may consult our Fact Sheet No. 2, “Assessment and recognition of credentials for the purpose of employment in Canada” and contact an academic credential evaluation service. Although evaluation services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained abroad compare with academic credentials obtained in Canada, their evaluations are advisory only and do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for employment or certification purposes in Canada. Please note that evaluation services charge a fee for their assessments.

 

 

Information on assessment for immigration purposes, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the department responsible for immigration to Canada.

CIC has listed this profession (NOC 3143) as an eligible occupation under the FSWP. To apply for immigration to Canada under this program, one of the requirements* is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) for immigration purposes from a CIC-designated organization. We invite you to communicate directly with one of the designated organizations to begin this process from outside Canada.

*It is important to note that this requirement is for immigration purposes only. It is separate from the process to obtain a license to practice from the relevant regulatory body listed below. Obtaining a license to practice is not required to apply for immigration.

Other relevant information

For a general description of duties and employment requirements, you can refer to the information prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada regarding:

Specific Provincial/Territorial Information

 


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Alberta

Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT)
300, 10436 – 81 Avenue
Edmonton AB   T6E 1X6   Canada
Phone : 780-436-8381
Phone (alternate): 1-800-561-5429
Fax : 780-434-0658
Email : info@acot.ca
http://www.acot.ca/ 

British Columbia

College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC)
645 Fort Street, Suite 219 Yarrow Bldg
Victoria BC   V8W 1G2   Canada
Phone : (250) 386-6822
Phone (alternate): 1 (866) 386-6822
Fax : (250) 383-4144
Email : registration@cotbc.org
http://www.cotbc.org/ 

Manitoba

College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM)
#7 – 120 Maryland Street
Winnipeg MB   R3G 1L1   Canada
Phone : 204-957-1214
Phone (alternate): 1-866-957-1214
Fax : 204-775-2340
Email : otinfo@cotm.ca
http://www.cotm.ca/ 

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists (NBAOT)
P.O. Box 3122
Sackville NB   E4L 4P2   Canada
Phone : 506-536-4394
Phone (alternate): 1-888-896-2244
Fax : 506-364-8464
Email : registrar@nbaot.org
http://www.nbaot.org/ 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Therapy Board (NLOTB)
P.O. Box 23076, RPO Churchill Square
St. John’s NL   A1B 4J9   Canada
Phone : 709-697-4920
Fax : 709-383-0135
Email : registrar@nlotb.ca
http://www.nlaot.ca/board/index.asp 

Nova Scotia

College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS)
6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2132B
Halifax NS   B3L 4P1   Canada
Phone : 902-455-0556
Phone (alternate): 1-877-455-0556
Fax : 902-455-0621
Email : admin@cotns.ca
http://www.cotns.ca/ 

Ontario

College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
20 Bay Street, Suite 900, P.O. Box 78
Toronto ON   M5J 2N8   Canada
Phone : 416-214-1177
Phone (alternate): 1-800-890-6570
Fax : 416-214-1173
Email : info@coto.org
http://www.coto.org/ 

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Occupational Therapists Registration Board (PEIOTRB)
P.O. Box 2248, Stn. Central
Charlottetown PE   C1A 8B9   Canada
Phone : (902) 894-1266
Fax : (902) 894-2062
Email : rbregistrar@peiot.org
http://www.peiot.org/indexrb.html 

Quebec

Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec (OEQ)
2021, avenue Union, bureau 920
Montréal QC   H3A 2S9   Canada
Phone : 514-844-5778
Phone (alternate): 1 800 265-5778
Fax : 514-844-0478
Email : ergo@oeq.org
http://www.oeq.org/ 

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists (SSOT)
P.O. Box 9089
Saskatoon SK   S7K 7E7   Canada
Phone : 306-956-7768
Fax : 306-242-7941
Email : admin@ssot.sk.ca
http://www.ssot.sk.ca/ 
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Information for foreign-trained physiotherapists

Entering the Yukon Territory of Canada

Entering the Yukon Territory of Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Information on requirements to practise

The profession of physiotherapist is regulated in all Canadian provinces and territories (except the Northwest Territories and Nunavut). It is illegal to practise this profession if you are not licensed or registered by the regulatory body for the jurisdiction in which you work. Only registered physiotherapists are eligible to use the terms “physiotherapist”, “physical therapist” and the professional designation “PT”.

The provincial/territorial regulatory bodies set the standards for entry into the profession and license or register physiotherapists to practise. An applicant must meet all the licensing or registration requirements of the province or territory where they will work. When you know where you will settle and work in Canada, contact the regulatory organization in that province or territory (see list below) about their requirements to practise.

The regulatory bodies in all provinces and in the Yukon are members of the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (The Alliance).

 

Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (The Alliance)
1243 Islington Avenue, Suite 501
Toronto ON   M8X 1Y9   Canada
Phone : 416-234-8800
Fax : 416-234-8820
Email : email@alliancept.org
http://www.alliancept.org/ 

 

The Alliance assesses the educational credentials and qualifications of physiotherapists educated outside Canada on behalf of the Yukon Territory and all the provincial regulators (except Quebec). This assessment determines if the applicant’s education and qualifications are substantially equivalent (similar) to that of a Canadian educated physiotherapist, and if the applicant is eligible to write the “Physiotherapy Competency Examination” (PCE). Most provincial and territorial physiotherapy regulators require applicants educated outside of Canada, as well as most Canadian graduates, to complete the PCE. For specific information aboutpractising in Quebec, contact l’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (see list below).

Once you have passed the written and clinical parts of the PCE, and fulfilled all of the requirements of the provincial or territorial regulator, you can apply to that regulator to become a fully licensed or registered physiotherapist.

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) is a national professional organization with branches across Canada. For more information on the profession, contact the CPA at:

 

Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
955 Green Valley Crescent, Suite 270
Ottawa ON   K2C 3V4   Canada
Phone : 613-564-5454
Phone (alternate): 1-800-387-8679
Fax : 613-564-1577
Email : information@physiotherapy.ca
http://www.physiotherapy.ca/ 

 

When you know where you will settle and work in Canada, you should contact the appropriate provincial regulator (see list below) for specific information about your jurisdiction.

Information on assessment of qualifications

Consult The Alliance’s on-line information on credentialling process for eligibility for the Physiotherapy Competency Examination. Note that this evaluation does not guarantee employment and that The Alliance charges a fee for their service.

You should note that if you are already licensed to practise your occupation in a province or territory of Canada, and later wish to work in a non-regulated occupation, employers may request that you provide them with a formal assessment of your academic credentials.

If that is the case, or if you wish to have your credentials assessed for a purpose other than practising a regulated occupation in Canada, you may consult our Fact Sheet No. 2, “Assessment and recognition of credentials for the purpose of employment in Canada” and contact an academic credential evaluation service. Although evaluation services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained abroad compare with academic credentials obtained in Canada, their evaluations are advisory only and do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for employment or certification purposes in Canada. Please note that evaluation services charge a fee for their assessments.

 

 

Information on assessment for immigration purposes, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the department responsible for immigration to Canada.

CIC has listed this profession (NOC 3142) as an eligible occupation under the FSWP. To apply for immigration to Canada under this program, one of the requirements* is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) for immigration purposes from a CIC-designated organization. We invite you to communicate directly with one of the designated organizations to begin this process from outside Canada.

*It is important to note that this requirement is for immigration purposes only. It is separate from the process to obtain a license to practice from the relevant regulatory body listed below. Obtaining a license to practice is not required to apply for immigration.

Specific Provincial/Territorial Information

 


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Alberta

Physiotherapy Alberta (formerly the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta)
10357 – 109 Street, Suite 300
Edmonton AB   T5J 1N3   Canada
Phone : 780-438-0338
Phone (alternate): 1-800-291-2782
Fax : 780-436-1908
Email : info@physiotherapyalberta.ca
http://www.physiotherapyalberta.ca/ 

British Columbia

College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC)
Suite 1420, 1200 West 73rd Avenue
Vancouver BC   V6P 6G5   Canada
Phone : 604-730-9193
Fax : 604-730-9273
Email : registration@cptbc.org
http://www.cptbc.org/ 

Manitoba

College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPTMB)
211 – 675 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg MB   R3M 2L6   Canada
Phone : 204-287-8502
Fax : 204-474-2506
Email : info@manitobaphysio.com
http://www.manitobaphysio.com 

New Brunswick

College of Physiotherapists of New Brunswick (CPNB)
82 Germain St., Suite 2C
Saint John NB   E2L 2E7   Canada
Phone : 506-642-9760
Fax : 506-642-9770
Email : physionb@nb.aibn.com
http://www.cptnb.ca/ 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapists (NLCPT)
P.O. Box 21351
St. John’s NL   A1A 5G6   Canada
Phone : 709-753-6527
Fax : 709-753-6526
Email : collegept@nf.aibn.com
http://nlcpt.com/ 

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists (NSCP)
15 Brookdale Cres.
Dartmouth NS   B3A 2R3   Canada
Phone : 902-454-0158 Ext. 1
Phone (alternate): 1-866-225-1060
Fax : 902-245-3134
Email : registrar@nsphysio.com
http://nsphysio.com/ 

Ontario

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
375 University Avenue, Suite 901
Toronto ON   M5G 2J5   Canada
Phone : 416-591-3828
Phone (alternate): 1-800-583-5885
Fax : 416-591-3834
Email : info@collegept.org
http://www.collegept.org 

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island College of Physiotherapists (PEICP)
P.O. Box 20078
Charlottetown PE   C1A 9E3   Canada
Phone : 902-894-2063
Fax : 902-894-2490
http://www.peicpt.com/ 

Quebec

Ordre professionnel des physiothérapeutes du Québec (OPQ)
7151, rue Jean-Talon Est, bureau 1000
Anjou QC   H1M 3N8   Canada
Phone : 514-351-2770
Phone (alternate): 1-800-361-2001
Fax : 514-351-2658
Email : physio@oppq.qc.ca
http://www.oppq.qc.ca 

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists (SCPT)
320 21st Street West, Suite 102
Saskatoon SK   S7M 4E6   Canada
Phone : 306-931-6661
Phone (alternate): 1-877-967-7278
Fax : 306-931-7333
Email : contactus@scpt.org
http://www.scpt.org/ 

Yukon

Professional Licensing, Department of Community Services, Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 2703, (C-5)
Whitehorse YT   Y1A 2C6   Canada
Phone : 867-667-5111
Fax : 867-667-3609
Email : consumer@gov.yk.ca
http://www.community.gov.yk.ca/consumer/pl.html 
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Information for foreign-trained civil engineers

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Information on requirements to practise

The engineering profession is regulated in Canada. It is illegal to practise as an engineer or to use the title “engineer” without being licensed as a professional engineer with a provincial or territorial association. However, individuals can do engineering work under the direct supervision of licensed professional engineers.

Provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies are responsible for setting the standards for entry into the profession and for issuing licences to those who meet established standards of qualifications and practice. Therefore, once you know where you will settle and work in Canada, you should contact the appropriate regulatory body for details on licensure procedures (See list below).

Engineers Canada established the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) in 1965 to accredit undergraduate engineering programs at Canadian institutions which provide aspiring engineers with the academic requirements necessary for registration as a professional engineer in Canada. The list of accredited academic programs can be consulted on its web site, as well as the Engineers Canada Examination Syllabus.

Information on assessment of qualifications

 

The Roadmap to Engineering in Canada Web site is dedicated to providing information to international engineering graduates on the steps to obtain a licence to practise as a professional engineer in Canada. Roadmap to Engineering in Canada Web
For details, click here.

While not part of the registration process to become a licensed professional engineer in Canada, the Roadmap includes the on-line Academic Information Tool, which provides valuable information on how an undergraduate education in engineering obtained outside Canada compares to a Canadian undergraduate education in engineering.

This is important, as the definition of engineering varies from one country to the next. Work and training that in some countries are called engineering and are linked to the job title of engineer may fall into a different job category in Canada. The Academic Information Tool assists applicants in making an informed choice about immigrating to Canada.

Please note that the Academic Information Tool provides general information on how international academic credentials compare to those issued in Canada. It is not part of the formal immigration selection process, nor is it part of the engineering licensure process.

For more information, contact:

 

Engineers Canada
Foreign Credential Recognition Program
180 Elgin Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa ON   K2P 2K3   Canada
Phone : 613-232-2474
Phone (alternate): 1-877-408-9273
Fax : 613-230-5759
Email : newcomers@engineerscanada.ca
http://www.engineerscanada.ca/e/ 

 

For immigration to Quebec, you should contact the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) directly:

 

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
Gare Windsor, bureau 350
1100, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Montréal QC   H3B 2S2   Canada
Phone : 514-845-6141
Phone (alternate): 1-800-461-6141
Fax : 514-845-1833
Email : info@oiq.qc.ca
http://www.oiq.qc.ca/ 

 

You should note that if you are already licensed to practise as an engineer, and later wish to work in a non-regulated occupation, employers may request that you provide them with a formal assessment of your academic credentials.

If that is the case, or if you wish to have your credentials assessed for a purpose other than practising a regulated occupation in Canada, you may consult our Fact Sheet No. 2, “Assessment and recognition of credentials for the purpose of employment in Canada” and contact an academic credential evaluation service. Although evaluation services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained abroad compare with academic credentials obtained in Canada, their evaluations are advisory only and do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for employment or certification purposes in Canada. Please note that evaluation services charge a fee for their assessments.

 

Information on assessment for immigration purposes, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the department responsible for immigration to Canada.

CIC has listed the priority occupations (NOC 2131, 2132, 2134, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, and 2147) under the FSWP. To apply for immigration to Canada under this program, one of the requirements* is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) for immigration purposes from a CIC-designated organization. We invite you to communicate directly with one of the designated organizations to begin this process from outside Canada.

*It is important to note that this requirement is for immigration purposes only. It is separate from the process to obtain a license to practice from the relevant regulatory body listed below. Obtaining a license to practice is not required to apply for immigration.

Other relevant information

The following occupational profiles for specific engineering disciplines may also be of interest:

 

Specific Provincial/Territorial Information

 

 


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Alberta

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
1500 Scotia One, 10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton AB   T5J 4A2   Canada
Phone : 780-426-3990
Phone (alternate): 1-800-661-7020
Fax : 780-426-1877
Email : email@apegga.org
http://www.apega.ca/ 

British Columbia

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC)
Suite 200, 4010 Regent Street
Burnaby BC   V5C 6N2   Canada
Phone : 604-430-8035
Phone (alternate): 1-888-430-8035
Fax : 604-430-8085
Email : apeginfo@apeg.bc.ca
http://www.apeg.bc.ca/ 

Manitoba

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM)
870 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg MB   R3M 2M7   Canada
Phone : 204-474-2736
Phone (alternate): 1 (866) 227-9600
Fax : 204-474-5960
Email : apegm@apegm.mb.ca
http://www.apegm.mb.ca/ 

New Brunswick

Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick
183 Hanwell Road
Fredericton NB   E3B 2R2   Canada
Phone : 506-458-8083
Phone (alternate): 1-888-458-8083
Fax : 506-451-9629
Email : info@apegnb.com
http://www.apegnb.com/ 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL)
P.O. Box 21207
10 Fort William Place, Suite 203
St. John’s NL   A1A 5B2   Canada
Phone : 709-753-7714
Fax : 709-753-6131
Email : main@pegnl.ca
http://www.pegnl.ca/ 

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
201, 4817-49th Street
Yellowknife NT   X1A 3S7   Canada
Phone : 867-920-4055
Fax : 867-873-4058
Email : napeg@napeg.nt.ca
http://www.napeg.nt.ca/ 

Nova Scotia

Engineers Nova Scotia
1355 Barrington Street, P.O. Box 129
Halifax NS   B3J 2M4   Canada
Phone : 902-429-2250
Phone (alternate): 1-888-802-7367
Fax : 902-423-9769
Email : info@engineersnovascotia.ca
http://www.engineersnovascotia.ca 

Nunavut

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
201, 4817-49th Street
Yellowknife NT   X1A 3S7    Canada
Phone : 867-920-4055
Fax : 867-873-4058
Email : napeg@napeg.nt.ca
http://www.napeg.nt.ca/ 

Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
40 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 101
Toronto ON   M2N 6K9   Canada
Phone : 416-224-1100
Phone (alternate): 1-800-339-3716
Fax : 416-224-8168
Fax (alternate): 1-800-268-0496
Email : MSaldanha@peo.on
http://www.peo.on.ca/ 

Prince Edward Island

Engineers PEI
135 Water Street
Charlottetown PE   C1A 1A8   Canada
Phone : 902-566-1268
Fax : 902-566-5551
Email : info@EngineersPEI.com
http://www.engineerspei.com/ 

Quebec

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
Gare Windsor, bureau 350
1100, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Montréal QC   H3B 2S2   Canada
Phone : 514-845-6141
Phone (alternate): 1-800-461-6141
Fax : 514-845-1833
Email : info@oiq.qc.ca
http://www.oiq.qc.ca/ 

Saskatchewan

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2255-13th Avenue, Suite 104
Regina SK   S4P 0V6   Canada
Phone : 306-525-9547
Phone (alternate): 1-800-500-9547
Fax : 306-525-0851
Email : apegs@apegs.sk.ca
http://www.apegs.sk.ca/ 

Yukon

Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon (APEY)
312B Hanson Street
Whitehorse YT   Y1A 1Y6   Canada
Phone : 867-667-6727
Fax : 867-668-2142
Email : staff@apey.yk.ca
http://www.apey.yk.ca/ 
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Applications for Federal skilled workers

As of May 4, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will only consider federal skilled worker (FSW) applications from people who have:

  • at least one year of continuous and paid (full-time or an equal amount in part-time) work experience in a single occupation,
  • within the last 10 years,
  • at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2011 edition of the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC), and who are:
    1. in one of the 24 eligible occupations, and whose application is received under the occupation’s sub-cap and overall FSW cap, or
    2. with a valid offer of arranged employmentor
    3. who are applying under the PhD stream (see below) until the PhD cap of 1,000 applications is reached.

All applicants must also:

Applications per eligible occupation:

Between May 4, 2013, and April 30, 2014, we will consider no more than 5,000 complete FSW applications for processing. Within the 5,000 cap, we will consider no more than 300 applications per eligible occupation for processing within this same time frame.

The cap year began on May 4, 2013, and will end on April 30, 2014, unless otherwise stated by the Minister.

Note: Due to the large number of applications we get, we cannot check that each one is complete on the same day it gets to the office. The numbers on this page are updated at least once a week, but are only a guide. There is no guarantee that an application sent in now will fall within the cap by the time it gets to the Centralized Intake Office.

Total received toward the overall cap: 2,785 of 5,000

Eligible occupation

(by National Occupational Classification [NOC] code)

Number of complete applications counted towards the 300 sub-cap Footnote 1
0211   Engineering managers 300 (Cap reached) Footnote 2
1112   Financial and investment analysts 300 (Cap reached) Footnote 2
2113   Geoscientists and oceanographers 32
2131   Civil engineers 244
2132   Mechanical engineers 300 (Cap reached) Footnote 2
2134   Chemical engineers 115
2143   Mining engineers 5
2145   Petroleum engineers 4
2144   Geological engineers 59
2146   Aerospace engineers 14
2147   Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers) 300 (Cap reached) Footnote 2
2154   Land surveyors 9
2174   Computer programmers and interactive media developers 300 (Cap reached) Footnote 2
2243   Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics 57
2263   Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety 145
3141   Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 9
3142   Physiotherapists 247
3143   Occupational Therapists 30
3211   Medical laboratory technologists 164
3212   Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants 61
3214   Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists 17
3215   Medical Radiation Technologists 35
3216   Medical Sonographers 27
3217   Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists 20

Applications in the PhD stream:

CIC will accept 1,000 applications for processing per year under the PhD stream. To apply under this stream, you must have either

  • finished at least two years of study in Canada towards a PhD, or
  • graduated from a Canadian PhD program in the 12 months before we get your application.

Find out more about eligibility for this category.

The new PhD cap year began on May 4, 2013, and will end on April 30, 2014, unless otherwise stated by the Minister.

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Information for foreign-trained engineers

Engineering Department employees, 1962
Engineering Department employees, 1962 (Photo credit: Seattle Municipal Archives)

Information on requirements to practise

The engineering profession is regulated in Canada. It is illegal to practise as an engineer or to use the title “engineer” without being licensed as a professional engineer with a provincial or territorial association. However, individuals can do engineering work under the direct supervision of licensed professional engineers.
Provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies are responsible for setting the standards for entry into the profession and for issuing licences to those who meet established standards of qualifications and practice. Therefore, once you know where you will settle and work in Canada, you should contact the appropriate regulatory body for details on licensure procedures (See list below).
Engineers Canada established the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) in 1965 to accredit undergraduate engineering programs at Canadian institutions which provide aspiring engineers with the academic requirements necessary for registration as a professional engineer in Canada. The list of accredited academic programs can be consulted on its web site, as well as the Engineers Canada Examination Syllabus.

Information on assessment of qualifications

The Roadmap to Engineering in Canada Web site is dedicated to providing information to international engineering graduates on the steps to obtain a licence to practise as a professional engineer in Canada.
While not part of the registration process to become a licensed professional engineer in Canada, the Roadmap includes the on-line Academic Information Tool, which provides valuable information on how an undergraduate education in engineering obtained outside Canada compares to a Canadian undergraduate education in engineering.
This is important, as the definition of engineering varies from one country to the next. Work and training that in some countries are called engineering and are linked to the job title of engineer may fall into a different job category in Canada. The Academic Information Tool assists applicants in making an informed choice about immigrating to Canada.
Please note that the Academic Information Tool provides general information on how international academic credentials compare to those issued in Canada. It is not part of the formal immigration selection process, nor is it part of the engineering licensure process.
For more information, contact:
Engineers Canada
Foreign Credential Recognition Program
180 Elgin Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa ON   K2P 2K3   Canada
Phone : 613-232-2474
Phone (alternate): 1-877-408-9273
Fax : 613-230-5759
Email : newcomers@engineerscanada.ca
http://www.engineerscanada.ca/e/ 
For immigration to Quebec, you should contact the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) directly:
Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
Gare Windsor, bureau 350
1100, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Montréal QC   H3B 2S2   Canada
Phone : 514-845-6141
Phone (alternate): 1-800-461-6141
Fax : 514-845-1833
Email : info@oiq.qc.ca
http://www.oiq.qc.ca/ 
You should note that if you are already licensed to practise as an engineer, and later wish to work in a non-regulated occupation, employers may request that you provide them with a formal assessment of your academic credentials.
If that is the case, or if you wish to have your credentials assessed for a purpose other than practising a regulated occupation in Canada, you may consult our Fact Sheet No. 2, “Assessment and recognition of credentials for the purpose of employment in Canada” and contact an academic credential evaluation service. Although evaluation services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained abroad compare with academic credentials obtained in Canada, their evaluations are advisory only and do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for employment or certification purposes in Canada. Please note that evaluation services charge a fee for their assessments.

Information on assessment for immigration purposes, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the department responsible for immigration to Canada.
CIC has listed the priority occupations (NOC 2131, 2132, 2134, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, and 2147) under the FSWP. To apply for immigration to Canada under this program, one of the requirements* is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) for immigration purposes from a CIC-designated organization. We invite you to communicate directly with one of the designated organizations to begin this process from outside Canada.
*It is important to note that this requirement is for immigration purposes only. It is separate from the process to obtain a license to practice from the relevant regulatory body listed below. Obtaining a license to practice is not required to apply for immigration.

Other relevant information

The following occupational profiles for specific engineering disciplines may also be of interest:

Specific Provincial/Territorial Information


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Alberta

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
1500 Scotia One, 10060 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton AB   T5J 4A2   Canada
Phone : 780-426-3990
Phone (alternate): 1-800-661-7020
Fax : 780-426-1877
Email : email@apegga.org
http://www.apega.ca/ 

British Columbia

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC)
Suite 200, 4010 Regent Street
Burnaby BC   V5C 6N2   Canada
Phone : 604-430-8035
Phone (alternate): 1-888-430-8035
Fax : 604-430-8085
Email : apeginfo@apeg.bc.ca
http://www.apeg.bc.ca/ 

Manitoba

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM)
870 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg MB   R3M 2M7   Canada
Phone : 204-474-2736
Phone (alternate): 1 (866) 227-9600
Fax : 204-474-5960
Email : apegm@apegm.mb.ca
http://www.apegm.mb.ca/ 

New Brunswick

Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick
183 Hanwell Road
Fredericton NB   E3B 2R2   Canada
Phone : 506-458-8083
Phone (alternate): 1-888-458-8083
Fax : 506-451-9629
Email : info@apegnb.com
http://www.apegnb.com/ 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL)
P.O. Box 21207
10 Fort William Place, Suite 203
St. John’s NL   A1A 5B2   Canada
Phone : 709-753-7714
Fax : 709-753-6131
Email : main@pegnl.ca
http://www.pegnl.ca/ 

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
201, 4817-49th Street
Yellowknife NT   X1A 3S7   Canada
Phone : 867-920-4055
Fax : 867-873-4058
Email : napeg@napeg.nt.ca
http://www.napeg.nt.ca/ 

Nova Scotia

Engineers Nova Scotia
1355 Barrington Street, P.O. Box 129
Halifax NS   B3J 2M4   Canada
Phone : 902-429-2250
Phone (alternate): 1-888-802-7367
Fax : 902-423-9769
Email : info@engineersnovascotia.ca
http://www.engineersnovascotia.ca 

Nunavut

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
201, 4817-49th Street
Yellowknife NT   X1A 3S7    Canada
Phone : 867-920-4055
Fax : 867-873-4058
Email : napeg@napeg.nt.ca
http://www.napeg.nt.ca/ 

Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
40 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 101
Toronto ON   M2N 6K9   Canada
Phone : 416-224-1100
Phone (alternate): 1-800-339-3716
Fax : 416-224-8168
Fax (alternate): 1-800-268-0496
Email : MSaldanha@peo.on
http://www.peo.on.ca/ 

Prince Edward Island

Engineers PEI
135 Water Street
Charlottetown PE   C1A 1A8   Canada
Phone : 902-566-1268
Fax : 902-566-5551
Email : info@EngineersPEI.com
http://www.engineerspei.com/ 

Quebec

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
Gare Windsor, bureau 350
1100, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Montréal QC   H3B 2S2   Canada
Phone : 514-845-6141
Phone (alternate): 1-800-461-6141
Fax : 514-845-1833
Email : info@oiq.qc.ca
http://www.oiq.qc.ca/ 

Saskatchewan

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2255-13th Avenue, Suite 104
Regina SK   S4P 0V6   Canada
Phone : 306-525-9547
Phone (alternate): 1-800-500-9547
Fax : 306-525-0851
Email : apegs@apegs.sk.ca
http://www.apegs.sk.ca/ 

Yukon

Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon (APEY)
312B Hanson Street
Whitehorse YT   Y1A 1Y6   Canada
Phone : 867-667-6727
Fax : 867-668-2142
Email : staff@apey.yk.ca
http://www.apey.yk.ca/ 
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