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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

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 Acupuncturists2,642
Number of Internationally Trained Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists330

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


Location of Training, 2017

Ontario523
Other Canadian Provinces47
USA14
Other International316
Unknown1,742
Total2,642
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)12%

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.