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Which professions are regulated in Ontario?
Some professions are regulated in Canada to protect public health and safety. That means that you must have a licence to work in these professions.
Some professions in the list have a career map, which has general information about that profession in Ontario and explains the requirements for becoming licensed.
- Chartered Professional Accountant
- Architect - Career Map
- Engineer - Career Map
- Engineering Technician or Technologist - Career Map
- Early Childhood Educator - Career Map
- Forester - Career Map
- Geoscientist - Career Map
- Human Resources Professional
- Insurance Broker
- Land Surveyor - Career Map
- Lawyer - Career Map
- Real Estate Agent
- Social Worker or Social Service Worker - Career Map
- Teacher, Elementary or Secondary School - Career Map
- Translator, Conference Interpreter or Court Interpreter
Find a list of regulatory bodies for these professions on the Office of the Fairness Commissioner website.
Find a list of 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.
- Working in Ontario - Information about getting licensed in your profession or trade, bridging programs, credential assessment and more. 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 - A collection of information sheets on many professions for internationally-trained professionals. Each sheet contains information on practice and licensing requirements, regulatory bodies and qualifications assessment. From the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC).
November 14, 2016