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Regulated Professions and Mandatory Certification

If a Foreign Trained Professional (FTP) is licensed under an Ontario regulatory body, then they meet all required standards to work in that industry. There is no need to assess a candidate's international credentials with the organizations listed above, as the regulatory body has already completed a very detailed evaluation. Here are lists of regulated professions and trades that require mandatory certification.

If a Foreign Trained Professional (FTP) is not licensed under an Ontario regulatory body, they must begin the process. To begin the process of licensing, visit the above site and click on the specific profession. This site outlines the process of registration within that body, fees and associated costs, timelines, and other information specific to that profession.

Consider an alternate employment level while waiting for certification.

The process to become licensed under a regulatory body can take a long time. Employers are encouraged to consider this option:

"In regulated professions where licensure is required, consider hiring skilled immigrants at an associate level until their licensure requirements are met and they can be employed fully at the appropriate level."

 (Source: hireimmigrants.ca)

For example, a certified general accountant could perform senior office and bookkeeping duties while the license is pending. Read more at HireImmigrants.ca - International Credentials.