Midwives in Ontario are regulated by the College of Midwives of Ontario. In order to practise midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’, a person must be registered with the College.
Applicants can register with the College through three different streams, either as a graduate of Ontario’s Midwifery Education Program, through a combination of international experience and Ontario training through the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program, or an applicant from another province of Canada. You can read more about initial registration here. Former members of the College who are reapplying for registration can find information specific to their context here.
In the majority of cases, applications will be processed by College staff and it will be clear that the applicant meets all of the registration requirements. In those cases, the Registrar will approve the issuance of a certificate of registration. In a minority of cases, however, the Registrar will have doubts about whether an applicant meets the registration requirements or will believe that terms, conditions or limitations need to be imposed. In those cases, the Registrar will refer the application to the Registration Committee for a decision.