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Working in Ontario

Opticians are regulated in Ontario by the College of Opticians of Ontario. If you are an internationally trained optician, contact the College directly to find out how to register as an Optician in Ontario. You can also review the eligibility requirements for internationally trained opticians on the College’s website.

Getting Help

Entry to practice requirements: You can find information on how you can practise as a regulated optician 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.


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

Regulatory Body

College of Opticians of Ontario
85 Richmond Street West, Suite 902
Toronto, ON M5H 2C9
Telephone: 416-368-3616
Toll Free in Ontario: 1-800-990-9793
Fax: 416-368-2713

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