The Agreement on Internal Trade (“AIT”) was signed by the government of Canada and the provincial and territorial governments in 1994. It is a written agreement intended to make it easier for people, investments and services to move across Canada. Chapter 7 of the AIT, the Labour Mobility Chapter, says that a qualified worker in one province must be granted access to similar employment opportunities in another Canadian jurisdiction. Changes to the AIT were approved in January 2009, to take effect as of August 1, 2009. Those changes require all Canadian jurisdictions to accept workers in regulated professions from other Canadian jurisdictions without additional material training requirements. There are some exceptions to that general rule, discussed below, but essentially if a midwife in good standing from a province where midwifery is regulated is applying to become a midwife in Ontario, the AIT provides that the midwife must be accepted in Ontario.
If you are a midwife who is currently registered to practice midwifery in another Canadian jurisdiction your application to register in Ontario will be considered under the rules of the mobility agreement as follows:
Please download and submit the Letter of Standing and Professional Conduct Consent Form to the office of the College of Midwives of Ontario to permit direct communication between regulatory bodies.