To be eligible for registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario you must:
- Be a graduate of the Ontario Midwifery Education Program (MEP), be a graduate of the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program (IMPP) or be a general registrant in another province of Canada.
- The Ontario Midwifery Education Program (MEP) is a four-year, baccalaureate degree offered at three Ontario universities. For information on the MEP, contact Ryerson University at www.ryerson.ca Laurentian University at www.laurentian.ca or McMaster University at www.mcmaster.ca.
- The International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program (IMPP) is a one-year bridging program offered at the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. It is designed to offer assessment and upgrading to internationally trained midwives, in order to ensure that they meet the required standards to practice in Ontario. For information on the program, contact www.ryerson.ca/ce/midwife.
- Midwives who are general registrants in another province of Canada where midwifery is regulated may be eligible for reciprocity registration. Please contact the College for more information.
- Have current clinical experience as outlined in the Registration Regulation
- Have successfully completed the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (CMRE)
Additional information on the CMRE including dates and registration information is available here.
- Have demonstrated proficiency in either French or English
Proficiency in either French or English is demonstrated by one of the following: having obtained a midwifery degree in Canada; being registered in another province of Canada in which midwifery is regulated; or passing the Ontario Midwifery Language Proficiency Test (MLPT). The International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program administers the MLPT. For information on the test, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/midwife.
- Be currently trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Obstetrical Emergency Skills (ES), and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
CPR and ES training must be within the previous 24 months, NRP training must be within the previous 12 months. More information on College requirements and approved courses is available here.
- Be legally entitled to work as a midwife in Canada
In order to demonstrate entitlement to work in Canada, proof of one of the following is required: Canadian citizenship, landed immigrant status, or an open employment authorization.
- Have successfully completed the College’s Jurisprudence Course.
All applicants to the College of Midwives of Ontario must be familiar with the laws, regulations and standards that apply to midwives in Ontario and must demonstrate that by completing the College’s Jurisprudence Course.
The Jurisprudence Course may be completed up to one year before applying to the College.
- Have arranged professional liability insurance.