The College of Midwives of Ontario is pleased to announce that we have extended our Orientation and Assessment Pilot Program for internationally educated midwives.
We will be accepting applications to the program starting on September 8, 2023. We are sharing this information now to allow internationally educated midwives to begin gathering their supporting documents for their applications. The College encourages midwives to apply to the program as early as possible after September 8. We will be accepting complete applications on a first-come-first-serve basis. Only complete applications will be accepted and reviewed. For more information on what is required to apply, please see our website.
What is the Orientation and Assessment Pilot Program?
In the recent past, internationally educated midwives would have attended the International Midwifery PreregistrationProgram (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 Pilot Program to meet one of the requirements for registration to practise in Ontario. Internationally educated midwives who successfully complete the College’s Orientation and Assessment Pilot 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 is an internationally educated midwife who wants to practise midwifery in Ontario, this webpage has all the information on how to become eligible and meet the requirements to apply for registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario.