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Internationally Educated Midwives

Under the Ontario Regulation 168/11 made under the Midwifery Act, 1991, all midwifery applicants
are required to have qualifications and current clinical experience within the province to be able to
become registered to practise midwifery in Ontario.

To help meet these requirements, the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University
in Toronto has been providing a bridging program for internationally educated midwives called the
International Midwifery Preregistration Program (IMPP).

In August 2021, the Chang School’s administration informed the College that it would not deliver the
IMPP in the 2021-2022 academic year.

The College is committed to filling this gap and ensuring that internationally educated midwife
applicants have a route of entry into the profession. We are acting swiftly to develop and
implement a new program and will share information as soon as it is available.

All international applicants who are seeking registration in Ontario are asked to contact us at
registration@cmo.on.ca pending further official information from the College.