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Providing comprehensive resources about required documentation

Classification: Non-Health

Regulatory Body

Ontario College of TEACHERS

Ontario College of TEACHERS


This practice offers applicants an array of resources, helping them understand what documents they need to submit and how to submit them.

The Ontario College of Teachers' (OCT) website contains comprehensive information about documentation.

  • For clarity, information is separated into two sections (or, two 'modes of transmission'): documents to be submitted by applicants and documents to be submitted by issuing institutions. In plain language, the OCT describes the features of acceptable documents and explains why documents may not be accepted.
  • OCT provides comprehensive details about acceptable translations and translation services and includes contact information for these services. The OCT reviews translation services and providers annually.
  • In addtion to online resources, the OCT holds information sessions for teachers educated outside Canada who have applied to the OCT and who need more information on how to obtain documents. During those sessions, staff from the membership services department discusses all required documents, their format and the College's translation policy. Staff also provides tips on how to more easily obtain documents from international institutions.

These resources enable applicants to understand what is expected and avoid unnecessary expenses or delays.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Helps to improve communication with applicants.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants better understand the registration process and what to expect.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Documentation of Qualifications
  • Transparency

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Jun 19, 2013