Midwifery is a regulated profession in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island have not yet regulated midwifery. In New Brunswick and Nova Scotia internationally educated midwives must successfully complete an assessment and bridging process recognized by the Regulatory body in order to be eligible to gain registration and a licence to practice midwifery.
There are currently two International Midwifery Assessment and Bridging Programs available in Canada:
The International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program
The Multijurisdictional Midwifery Bridge Project
Newfoundland & Labrador:
Prince Edward Island:
This self-assessment readiness tool is designed to help internationally-educated midwives understand the Canadian midwifery profession and what midwives in Canada are expected to know and do. It outlines the competencies, knowledge and skills that midwives must have to be eligible to apply for registration and be ready to practice in a Canadian province or territory.
For more information about Midwifery in Canada, visit these websites:
Canadian Association of Midwives