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Map Your Career

The Ontario Government has partnered with a number of regulatory associations to create career maps for internationally trained professionals. Career maps explain in detail every step of the registration process, including language requirements, industry trends, labour market conditions, credential assessment process, licensing fees and other important information.

Regulated Professions

The following professions are regulated in Ontario. To work in a regulated profession, you must be registered by the appropriate regulatory body. You may be able to work in a related field without a licence, but you should first check with the regulatory body to understand what restrictions exist. It is illegal to use the job title restricted to regulated professions without a licence or certificate from the appropriate regulatory body.

Did You Know?

Global Experience Ontario (GEO) helps internationally trained and educated individuals in regulated non-health professions find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario.

Non-Health Regulated Professions

Architecture Geoscience Social Work and Social Service Work
Engineering: Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists Land Surveying Teaching
Engineering: Professional Engineering Law Teaching: Early Childhood Educators
Forestry Paralegal Veterinary Medicine

Did You Know?

HealthForceOntario offers a number of services to health professionals, including a recruitment centre and jobs listing service.

Regulated Health Professions

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Kinesiology Opticianry
Chiropody and Podiatry Massage Therapy Optometry
Chiropractic Medical Laboratory Technology Pharmacy
Dental Hygiene Medical Radiation Technology Physiotherapy
Dentistry Medicine - Physician or Surgeon Psychology
Dental Technology Midwifery Psychotherapy
Denturism Naturopathy Respiratory Therapist
Dietetics Nursing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Homeopathy Occupational Therapy  

Other Professions

Agrology (agriculture) Compliance and Audit Project Management
Business Analysis:
Non-IT and IT
Financial Advisory and Investment Management Real Estate Agent
Chartered Chemist Insurance Broker Risk Management

Fact Sheets for Mandatory Trades PDF

Alignment and Brakes Technician Hairstylist Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic
Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer Hoisting Engineer - Mobile Crane Operator 1 Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installer
Auto Body Repairer Hoisting Engineer - Mobile Crane Operator 2 Sheet Metal Worker
Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician Hoisting Engineer - Tower Crane Operator Steamfitter
Automotive Service Technician Motorcycle Technician Transmission Technician
Electrician - Construction and Maintenance Plumber Truck and Coach
Electrician - Domestic and Rural Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic Truck-Trailer Service Technician
Fuel and Electricial Systems Technician    

Career Maps for Trades

Automotive Service Technicians Hairstylist Plumbers
Construction and Maintenance Electricians Hoisting Engineers Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
Cooks and Bakers Industrial Electricians Sheet Metal Workers
General Machinists Industrial Mechanics (Millwrights) Tool and Die Maker


Many professions in Ontario are not regulated by law, but do have voluntary professional bodies. Some of these organizations may offer certification courses and registration, which can help you find work.

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