Some professions are regulated in Ontario to protect public health and safety. That means that you must have a licence to work in these professions.
It can be very complicated, time-consuming and expensive to get a licence to work in a regulated profession in Ontario.
If you can find a non-regulated job in the same or a related field, you can:
- Use your knowledge and skills
- Learn terminology
- Get valuable Canadian work experience
- Develop professional networks
On Settlement.Org we call this an “alternative job.” You may decide to stay in an alternative job or use this experience to help you get licensed in your original occupation.