Internationally Educated Midwives
The International Midwifery Pre-registration Program (IMPP) is a third-party provider of assessment and bridging for internationally educated midwives. This 9-month program provides internationally educated midwives with the following:
- knowledge and skills assessment and enhancement
- orientation to midwifery practice in Ontario
- a three-month clinical placement with competency assessment
- a six-month accelerated stream for qualified entrance
- preparation for the mandatory Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (CMRE)
Internationally educated midwives may start the application process from outside of Canada. To start, please see below and follow the links for additional information.
You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status.
To be eligible to apply to the IMPP, you must have the following:
- Completed a midwifery education program
- Practiced midwifery in the past 10 years
- Practiced midwifery in the role of primary midwife (most responsible attendant) at a minimum of 100 births within the past 10 years. Note: Primary care births which were part of your midwifery education may be counted towards the 100 required births. Transfers of care may be included if the applicant managed care in labour to point of transfer. Multiple supervisors for births and births in multiple settings or countries are acceptable. There are no continuity of care requirements for the 100 primary care births.
How to Apply
Step One – Submit the Application Form
Print and complete the application form on this website. (If you do not yet have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you must first download it. Forward your application to IMPP in one of the following ways:
- Fax it to the attention of IMPP at 416.979.5047
- Email it to email@example.com
Step Two – Attend the Orientation Weekend
For more information on Orientation weekend please visit the IMPP website.
Step Three – Attend Phase 1 Testing
For more information on testing please visit the IMPP website.
Step Four – Submission of All Required Documentation
Applicants who are qualified to proceed to Phase 2 Testing must submit the following required documentation:
- CPR certification for health care providers
- Ontario Drivers’ License (G2 or G)
- proof of Canadian citizenship, Canadian Permanent Resident status, or Canadian Refugee status
- WES – ICAP
Step Five – Attend Phase 2 Testing
Attend Phase 2 Testing (approximately 2.5 hours of clinical competencies testing), which consists of Objective Structured Clinical Assessments (OSCEs), Oral Language and Communication Testing, and Informed Choice Counselling Scenario Testing.
For more information on the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program (IMPP) email firstname.lastname@example.org.