Working in Ontario
In order to become a dental hygienist in Ontario, you must be registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO). You can contact the CDHO directly to learn about registration requirements.
Tools and Information
The Ontario Government has partnered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario to create a Career Map for internationally trained dental hygienists. The Career Map explains in detail every step of the registration process including language requirements, labour market conditions, the credential assessment process, licensing fees and other important information.
Entry to practice requirements: You can find information on how you can practise as a regulated dental hygienist in Ontario on HealthForceOntario.
Bridge training programs: If you are qualified in your profession but new to Ontario, you may benefit from a bridging program. Bridging programs help qualified immigrants move more quickly into their professions without duplicating what they have already learned.
DID YOU KNOW?
HealthForceOntario offers a number of services to health professionals, including a recruitment centre and jobs listing service.
College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
Suite 300, 69 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON M4W 1A9
Toll free (in Ontario) 1-800-268-2346
To learn about occupations in Canada, visit the Working in Canada website. This site will help you identify the name of your occupation in Canada. It will also give you important information about your profession in many regions of Canada, including job duties, skill requirements and wage rates. To learn about your occupation, visit the website and click the ‘Start’ button on the main page.