Where can I find career maps for regulated trades and professions?

Some trades and professions are regulated in Ontario to protect public health and safety. That means that you must have a licence or certification to work in those fields.

To get a licence in a regulated profession, you must go through a specific registration process with the profession's regulatory body. Registration processes may involve many requirements and can be very complicated, time-consuming and expensive.

Below is a list of many trades and regulated professions with links to their corresponding career map and regulatory body or regulator.

A career map is a guide that can help you understand the steps of the licencing registration process, as well as the language requirements, industry trends, labour market conditions, credential assessment process, licensing fees and other important information related to your original occupation. The career map for your occupation can help you determine which steps you need to take to work in your field. They are available on the Ontario Immigration website.

Regulated Professions

Agrologist

Architect

Attorney/Lawyer

Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)*

Chartered Chemist

Chiropodist

Chiropractor

Dental Hygienist

Dental Technologist

Dentistry

Denturist

Dietitian

Engineer

Engineering Technician or Technologist

Educator and Early Childhood Educator

Forester

Geoscientist

Homeopath

Human Resources Professional

Insurance Broker

Kinesiologist

Land Surveyor

Lawyer

Massage Therapist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Medical Radiation Technologist

Midwife

Naturopath

Nurse

Occupational Therapist

Optician

Optometrist

Paralegal

Physician or Surgeon

Physiotherapy

Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician

Psychologist

Psychotherapy

Real Estate Agent

Respiratory Therapist

Social Service Worker

Social Worker

Technologist or Technician

Teacher

Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists

Veterinarian

*Note: Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) now includes Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered General Account (CGA) and Chartered Management Accountant (CMA) designations.

Trades

For information about certification requirements, you can contact the Workplace Training Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

Alignment and Brakes Technician

Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer

Auto Body Repairer

Automotive Electronic Accesory Technician

Automotive Service Technician

Electrician - Construction and Maintenance

Electrician - Domestic and Rural

Hairstylist

Hoisting Engineer (Mobile and Tower Crane Operator)

Motorcycle Technician

Plumber

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic

Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic

Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installer

Sheet Metal Worker

Steamfitter

Transmission Technician

Truck and Coach Technician

Truck-Trailor Service Technician

Fuel and Electrical Systems Technician

Find a list of other regulated and a unregulated professions in Ontario.

For More Information

  • Job Bank - Use this to find the name of your occupation in Canada, find out if it is regulated and get labour market information. From the Government of Canada website.
  • Working in Ontario - Information about getting licensed in your profession or trade, bridging programs, credential assessment and more. From the Ontario Immigration website.
  • Find Your Profession - Information about regulated professions in Ontario. From the Ontario Immigration website.
  • Global Experience Ontario - An information service for internationally-trained professionals. Find out how to apply to a regulatory body to obtain licensure to work in your field. It is run by the government of Ontario.
  • Health Force Ontario - Has information for internationally-trained health care professionals. Find information about the assessment, upgrading, education, bridging and language programs you might need to practice in Ontario. It is run by the government of Ontario.
  • Information on Specific Occupations - This site has information on many professions for internationally-trained professional and focuses on practice and licensing requirements, regulatory bodies and qualifications assessment. From the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC).
  • Trades in Ontario - Fact sheets and information about trades in Ontario. From the Ontario College of Trades.
Last updated: November 9, 2015 4001583