International Health Professionals
Internationally Educated Health Professionals
The following information provides details to individuals that are either:
- an Internationally Educated Health Professional
- a Healthcare Professional who was educated outside Canada
Many professional jobs in healthcare are regulated in Canada. Each province and territory has its own regulator and registration requirements.
An Internationally Educated Health Professional (IEHP) in a regulated profession must be registered with the profession’s regulatory body before they can work/practice in Manitoba.
Application for registration can be a complex process. It requires the submission of many documents, including education credentials, verification of work experience, resumes, proof of identification, proof of English language proficiency and sometimes proof of immigration status.
The process often involves an assessment of clinical competencies and can require additional training before an applicant is given eligibility to write the profession’s national exam. Once these and all other/additional requirements are met, the regulator will then grant the applicant entry on to the profession’s practice registry.
It is important that you learn what the requirements are for application to your profession.
The first step is to review the regulator’s website for your profession.
This will provide you with accurate and current information about all of the requirements for registration, including important information about the steps and the sources of information you’ll require. Some steps can start before you even arrive in Canada.
Some regulator sites include links and information about available supports and resources for IEHP.
Below is a list of all the regulated health professions in Manitoba and their website. Many have a section for internationally educated (IE) professionals who wish to apply for registration. Please review the sites carefully.
Registration can take many months to complete and be very costly.
Once all requirements have been met, you will be entered on the profession’s practice registry and can begin to work in your profession in Manitoba.
If you currently do not have immigration status in Canada, it is important to contact an immigration office to ensure you meet the requirements to immigrate to Manitoba and/or to be able to work here legally.
Please consult the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program at:
- College of Dietitians of Manitoba
- College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba
- College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba
- College of Midwives of Manitoba
- College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba
- The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba
- The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba
- College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba
- College of Podiatrists of Manitoba
- College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
- College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba
- The Denturists Association
- Manitoba Association of Optometrists
- The Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists
- The Manitoba Chiropractors Association
- The Manitoba Dental Association
- The Manitoba Naturopathic Association
- College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba
- The Opticians of Manitoba
- The Psychological Association of Manitoba
- The College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba