Moving from Ontario

If you are planning to move away from Ontario or Canada to practice as a dietitian, you are responsible to contact the registration/licensing body in that jurisdiction to understand the requirements for registration and practice.

LABOUR MOBILITY  

In Canada, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement includes provisions to ensure that regulated professionals can easily move from one province to another without having to undergo further assessment of their education and training.

Based on the principle of “certificate-to-certificate recognition, if you are registered as a dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, you are deemed eligible for registration with another Canadian dietetic regulator.

Although other registration requirements might apply in the province where you are moving, as long as you are a member in good standing in one province, the other provincial regulatory body cannot require you to undergo further assessment of your education and training (including the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination).

Other registration requirements may apply, such as: 

  • Criminal record checks; 
  • Proof of liability insurance; 
  • If your degree is from an unaccredited program, further academic assessment may be needed; or 
  • If you have not submitted original transcripts and internship completion documents to the College of Dietitians of Ontario , you may be asked to include them with your application to another jurisdiction. 

Labour Mobility Verification Form

To practice dietetics in another province in Canada, you must apply for registration with the dietetics regulatory body in that province. The regulatory body will require verification of your registration history in all other jurisdictions.

If you require the College to complete a Labour Mobility Verification Form (LMVF) as part of your application to another provincial regulator, please email registration@collegeofdietitians.org. The College charges a fee of $30 to complete this form. Please note that completed forms are only valid for 30 days; plan your application timelines with another regulator accordingly.

The form includes information about your registration history, any history of discipline or incapacity. In addition, the College will provide the regulatory body with copies of official documents related to your education, training, and the national registration examination.

VERIFICATION of registration FORM

To practice dietetics in another jurisdiction outside of Canada, you may be required to apply for registration with the respective dietetic regulatory body. The regulatory body may also require verification of your registration history with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

If you require the College to complete a Verification of Registration Form as part of your application to another dietetic regulator outside of Canada, please email registration@collegeofdietitians.org. The College charges a fee of $30 to complete this form. Please note that completed forms are only valid for 90 days; plan your application timelines with another regulator accordingly.

The form includes information about your registration history, any history of discipline or incapacity.

Response Timelines: The Registration team will respond to your inquiry (received by email or phone) within five business days.  We appreciate your patience until we respond to your inquiry.

Form Completion Timelines: Once we have responded to your inquiry, the completed Labour Mobility Verification Form(s) will be sent to the respective regulatory body within five business days.

For further information about registration requirements in another jurisdiction, please contact the appropriate regulatory body.

Moving is not the same as resigning

 

Even if you have moved outside of Ontario, or spoken with College staff about your plans to resign, you remain a member unless and until you formally resign.  The College will not resign your membership unless you submit a formal notice (online or in writing). Click here for more information on resigning from the College

Language Requirement for Quebec

Labour mobility laws permit Quebec to require French language proficiency for a full general certificate of registration. For more information about French language testing and conditions for obtaining a temporary certificate of registration in Quebec, please refer to l'Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.