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Entry-to-Practice Requirements for Five Professions in Five Canadian Provinces

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ISBN 978-1-4435-3316-4 (HTML) ISBN 978-1-4435-3317-1 (PDF)
May 2010

The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) in Ontario has studied the entry-to-practice requirements for regulated professions in other Canadian jurisdictions. This research allows the OFC to understand how the requirements in Ontario compare with those outside the province and informs its mandate of assessing the registration practices of Ontario's regulatory bodies to ensure they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair.

The OFC looked at entry-to-practice requirements for teachers, nurses, engineers, lawyers, and physicians and surgeons in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec. These regulated professions were the five largest by number of members in Ontario in 2008, and the provinces are the five largest in Canada by population, outside of Ontario. This study reports requirements that relate to both internationally trained and domestically trained applicants.

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