Working in Ontario
Psychologists and psychological associates are trained in the assessment, treatment and prevention of behavioural and mental conditions. They diagnose neuropsychological disorders and dysfunctions as well as psychotic, neurotic and personality disorders and dysfunctions. In addition, psychologists and psychological associates use a variety of approaches directed toward the maintenance and enhancement of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and interpersonal functioning.
Psychologists and psychological associates in Ontario are regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. If you are an internationally trained psychologist and want to register 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 Psychologists of Ontario to create a Career Map for internationally trained psychologists. The Career Map explains in detail every step of the registration process including the credential assessment process, language requirements, licensing fees and other important information.
Entry to practice requirements: You can find information on how you can practise as a regulated psychologist 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 Psychologists of Ontario
110 Eglinton Avenue W, Suite 500
Toronto, ON M4R 1A3
Toll free 1-800-489-8388
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.