Working in Ontario
Midwives in Ontario are primary caregivers. As such, they hold full legal responsibility for their clients and are not supervised by a physician or obstetrician. Midwives in Ontario are regulated by the College of Midwives of Ontario and must be registered with the College to practice in Ontario. To find out how to register as a midwife in Ontario, you can contact the College directly, or view the career map in the ‘Tools and Information’ section of this page.
Tools and Information
The Ontario Government has partnered with the College of Midwives of Ontario to create a Career Map for internationally trained midwives. The Career Map explains in detail every step of the registration process and includes language requirements, industry trends, 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 midwife 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.
International Midwifery Pre-Registration ProgramRyerson University
This program helps internationally trained midwives prepare for licensure and employment by providing the knowledge and skills enhancement necessary to get licensed and practice in Ontario. The program provides participants with occupation-specific language training, clinical courses, field placements and practicum in community learning sites at midwifery clinics and linked hospital units. Participants will also receive the mentorship and support in their first year of supervised employment.
DID YOU KNOW?
HealthForceOntario offers a number of services to health professionals, including a recruitment centre and jobs listing service.
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.