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Informational Video for Internationally Trained Applicants

Classification: Health

Regulatory Body

Royal College of DENTAL SURGEONS of Ontario

Royal College of DENTAL SURGEONS of Ontario


The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario created a video for internationally trained applicants that is available on its website. It first presents an overview of preliminary steps that an internationally trained applicant can undertake before immigrating to Canada. It then sets out:

  • different pathways to licensure in Ontario;
  • the national licensure examination process;
  • equivalency options;
  • information on how to apply to the College;
  • registration requirements of the College; and
  • links to additional resources.

The video is narrated in plain language and provides a concise and informative one-stop snapshot of the entire application process for internationally trained individuals. This is a helpful complement to the written material already available on the College's website.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Helps to improve access to pre-immigration assessments.
  • Helps to improve communication with applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants better understand the registration process and what to expect.
  • Helps applicants better understand assessment of qualifications process and results of assessment.
  • Helps applicants to understand what to expect to be licensed before coming to Canada.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

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

  • Information for Applicants
  • Transparency

Profession's Membership Size

Medium (2,000 to 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Aug 25, 2015