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Orientation and Assessment Pilot Program Launched

January 17, 2023

Note: This article was originally published in the Winter 2023 edition of our On Call newsletter and has not been updated.

The College of Midwives of Ontario is proud to announced that we have launched the new Orientation and Assessment Pilot Program for Internationally Educated Midwives who wish to practise midwifery in Ontario. Read more about the Orientation and Assessment Pilot Program here.

In the recent past, internationally educated midwives would have attended the International Midwifery Preregistration Program (IMPP) at Toronto Metropolitan University. That program concluded in 2021 and the College committed to ensuring that internationally educated midwife applicants had a route of entry into the profession.

Going forward, internationally educated midwives who have not practised in Canada or attended one of Ontario’s Midwifery Education Programs must apply to the Orientation and Assessment Program to meet the requirements for registration to practise in Ontario.  Internationally educated midwives who successfully complete the College’s Orientation and Assessment program will be deemed to have equivalency to the qualifications of an Ontario Midwifery Education Program graduate and be eligible to write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam (CRME), enabling Internationally Educated Midwives to apply for registration with the College to practise in Ontario.

If you, or someone you know, would like to apply to the Orientation and Assessment Pilot Program please see the following pages: