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College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) is the governing body for traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the college to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner or acupuncturist in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2016

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

Reports / Applications

2018

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2018

Applications to Practise Processed by the CTCMPAO in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received8927290127
Applicants who became members8021280111

2017

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2017

Applications to Practise Processed by the CTCMPAO in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received82120105109
Applicants who became members681207794

2016

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2016

Applications to Practise Processed by the CTCMPAO in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received5217210384
Applicants who became members491527376

2015

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2015

Applications to Practise Processed by the CTCMPAO in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received40816358
Applicants who became members901343222161

2014

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2014

Applications to Practise Processed by the CTCMPAO in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received62047412961961,200
Applicants who became members54835282931411,045

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by the CTCMPAO in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,11078401,0842352,547
Applicants who became members83773279061431,986

Quick Facts

Number of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists2,395
Number of Internationally Trained Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists331

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2018

Ontario603
Other Canadian Provinces52
USA16
Other International315
Unknown1,409
Total2,395
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)14%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists, 2018

Largest NumberChina
Second Largest NumberTaiwan, Province Of China
Third Largest NumberHong Kong
Fourth Largest Number
Fifth Largest Number
Number of Applicants9

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the CTCMPAO for further information about your ability to practise as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner or acupuncturist in Ontario.