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Helping people to apply from outside Canada

Classification: Health

Regulatory Body




This practice may interest regulators who want to improve the process for applicants from outside Canada.

The College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario published a Pre-Registration Guide for Applicants Educated Outside Canada. This detailed guide includes a flow chart that describes the process for people applying, or intending to apply, to the profession from outside Canada. The pathways to registration, outlined in the guide, make it easy for applicants to identify each step in the process.

This guide makes the application process for internationally trained respiratory therapists transparent and gives them more support than they would otherwise have.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Helps to improve access to pre-immigration assessments.
  • Makes registration process more efficient and less complicated; timelines are improved, unnecessary steps are eliminated, use of resources is optimized.
  • 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.
  • Helps applicants better understand assessment of qualifications process and results of assessment.
  • Resources and alternative ways to meet registration requirements are available to applicants.
  • Helps applicants to understand what to expect to be licensed before coming to Canada.
  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

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:

Jun 04, 2013