Provincial

Regulatory Authorities

Health professional regulatory authorities are responsible for serving and protecting the public's interest by ensuring members of their profession are qualified and adhere to ethical and professional standards of practice, legislation and codes of ethics. A health care provider's membership or "registration" to their respective health professional regulatory authority is a requirement for practice for all regulated health professions. Below is a list of all of the health professional regulatory authorities across Canada by profession- updated up to June 2020.

Acupuncturists & Traditional Chinese Medicine

As of June 2020, the following provinces regulate this profession: 

College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta 

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia 

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland and Labrador 

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario 

Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec 

Anatomical Pathologists

Alberta Society of Laboratory Physicians (Website not available)

British Columbia Association of Laboratory Physicians

New Brunswick Association of Laboratory Physicians (Website not available)

Ontario Association of Pathologists

Association des pathologistes du Quebec

Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists

Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 

College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba 

New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists 

Nova Scotia College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists 

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario 

Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec 

Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 

Cardiology Technologists

Alberta Society of Registered Cardiology Technologists

Cardiology Technologist Association of British Columbia

Manitoba Association of Cardiology Technologists

Cardiology Technologists Association of Newfoundland

Cardiology Technologists Association of Nova Scotia

Ontario Society of Cardiology Technologists

Saskatchewan Cardiology Technologists Association

Chiropractors

Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors 

College of Chiropractors of BC 

Manitoba Chiropractors Association

New Brunswick Chiropractors Association

Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Association

Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors

College of Chiropractors of Ontario 

Prince Edward Island Chiropractic Association

Ordre des chiropracticiens du Québec

Chiropractors' Association of Saskatchewan 

Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Office, Yukon Government

Community Health Workers

This profession is not a regulated health profession.

Counselling Therapists/ Psychotherapists

College of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (website not yet established)

College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick

Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec

Dental Assistants

College of Alberta Dental Assistants 

New Brunswick Dental Society 

Newfoundland & Labrador Dental Board

Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia

Dental Council of Prince Edward Island

Saskachewan Dental Assistants' Association

Dental Hygienists

All provinces and territories regulate this profession.

College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta 

College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia 

College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba 

New Brunswick College of Dental Hygienists 

Newfoundland & Labrador College of Dental Hygienists

Government of Northwest Territories Health and Social Services

College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia 

Government of Nunavut Department of Health

College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario 

Dental Council of Prince Edward Island

Ordre des hygiéniste dentaires du Québec 

Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists' Association 

Government of Yukon's Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs Branch- Department of Community Services

Dental Therapists

College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia 

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association 

Dentists

All provinces and territories regulate this profession.

Alberta Dental Association and College

College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia

Manitoba Dentist Association 

New Brunswick Dental Society

Newfoundland & Labrador Dental Board

Government of Northwest Territories Health and Social Services

Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia

Government of Nunavut Department of Health

Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

Prince Edward Island Dental Council 

Ordre des dentistes du Québec

College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan 

Government of Yukon's Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs Branch- Department of Community Services

Denturists 

All provinces and territories regulate this profession.

College of Alberta Denturists

College of Denturists of British Columbia

Denturist Board of Manitoba (website not available)

New Brunswick Denturists Society

Newfoundland and Labrador Denturists Board (website not available)

Northwest Territories Professional Licensing (Dental)

Denturist Licensing Board of Nova Scotia

Nunavut Department of Health and Social Services

College of Denturists of Ontario

Denturists Society of Prince Edward Island (website not available)

Ordre des denturologistes du Québec

Denturists Society of Saskatchewan

Government of Yukon Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs- Office of Registrar of Dental Professions

Dental Technicians

College of Dental Technologists of Alberta

College of Dental Technicians of British Columbia

New Brunswick Dental Technicians Association

Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Board

Nova Scotia Dental Technicians Association

College of Dental Technologists of Ontario

Ordre des techniciens et techniciennes du Québec

Dental Technicians Association of Saskatchewan

Dietitians

College of Dietitians of Alberta

College of Dietitians of British Columbia

College of Dietitians of Manitoba

New Brunswick Association of Dietitians

Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dietitians

Nova Scotia Dietetic Association

College of Dietitians of Ontario

College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island

Ordre professionel des diététistes du Québec

Saskatchewan Dietitians Association

Embalmers & Funeral Directors

New Brunswick Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan

Family Caregivers

This profession is not regulated in any province or territory.

Hearing Aid Technologists

College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta

Ordre des Audioprothésistes

Homeopathy

College of Homeopaths of Ontario

Kinesiologists

College of Kinesiologists of Ontario

Licensed Practical Nurses

Regulated in all provinces and territories

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba

Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador

Government of Northwest Territories- Health and Social Services- Licensed Practical Nurses

Nova Scotia College of Nursing

Government of Nunavut- Licensed Practical Nurses (Website not available)

College of Nurses of Ontario

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Prince Edward Island

Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Government of Yukon- Licensed Practical Nurses

Massage Therapists

College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia

College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick

College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador

College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

College of Massage Therapists of Prince Edward Island

Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan

Medical Laboratory Technologists

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba

New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Newfoundland and Laborador College of Medical Laboratory Sciences

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario

Ordre professionnel des technologistes médicaux du Québec

Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Medical Radiation Technologists

Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Technologists

New Brunswick Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Nova Scotia Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario

Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Midwives

College of Midwives of Alberta

College of Midwives of British Columbia

College of Midwives of Manitoba

Midwifery Council of New Brunswick

College of Midwives of Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories Health Professional Licensing (Midwifery)

Government of Nunavut, Professional Practice- Health and Social Services 

Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia

College of Midwives of Ontario

Ordre des sages-femmes du Québec

Saskatchewan College of Midwives

Music Therapists

This profession is not regulated in any province or territory.

Naturopathy

College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta

College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia

Manitoba Naturopathic Association

College of Naturopaths of Ontario

Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners

Occupational Therapists

Alberta College of Occupational Therapists

College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia

College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba

New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists 

Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Therapy Board

College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia

College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario

Prince Edward Island College of Occupational Therapists

Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Opticians

Alberta College and Association of Opticians

College of Opticians of British Columbia

The Opticians of Manitoba

Opticians Association of New Brunswick

Dispensing Opticians Board of Newfoundland & Labrador (Website not available)

Nova Scotia College of Dispensing Opticians

College of Opticians of Ontario

Prince Edward Island Board of Dispensing Opticians (Website not available)

Ordre des opticiens d’ordonnance du Québec

Saskatchewan College of Opticians

Optometrists

Regulated in all provinces & territories

Alberta College of Optometrists

College of Optometrists of British Columbia

Manitoba Association of Optometrists

New Brunswick Association of Optometrists

Newfoundland & Labrador College of Optometrists

Government of Northwest Territories, Professional Licensing Health and Social Services

Nova Scotia College of Optometrists

Government of Nunavut, Department of Health

College of Optometrists of Ontario

Prince Edward Island College of Optometrists

Ordre des optométristes du Québec

Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists

Government of Yukon, Professional Licensing

Paramedics/ Emergency Medical Assistants

Alberta College of Paramedics

British Columbia Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board (Website not available)

College of Paramedics of Manitoba

Paramedics Association of New Brunswick

College of Paramedics of Newfoundland & Labrador (Website not available)

College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia

College of Paramedics of Saskatchewan

Pharmacists

Regulated in all provinces and territories.

Alberta College of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia

College of Pharmacists of Manitoba

New Brunswick College of Pharmacists

Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board

Government of Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services

Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists

Government of Nunavut, Health Professions Professional Practice Unit

Ontario College of Pharmacists

Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacy

Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec

Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals

Government of Yukon, Department of Community Services

Pharmacy Technicians

Alberta College of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia

College of Pharmacists of Manitoba

New Brunswick College of Pharmacists

Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board

Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists

Ontario College of Pharmacists

Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacy

Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec

Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals

Physician Assistants

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick

Physician and Surgeons

Regulated in all provinces and territories.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador

Government of Northwest Territories, Professional Licensing Health and Social Services

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Government of Nunavut, Department of Health 

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island

Collège des médecins du Québec

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

Yukon Medical Council

Physiotherapists

Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association

College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia

College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba

College of Physiotherapists of New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapists

Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Prince Edward Island College of Physiotherapists

Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists

Government of Yukon - Department of Community Services - Physiotherapists

Podiatrists & Chiropodists

College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta

College of Podiatric Surgeons of British Columbia

College of Podiatrists of Manitoba

New Brunswick Podiatry Association

College of Chiropodists of Ontario

Ordre des podiatres du Québec

Saskatchewan College of Podiatrists

Psychologists

College of Alberta Psychologists

College of Psychologists of British Columbia

Psychological Association of Manitoba

College of Psychologists of New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board

Northwest Territories, Professional Licensing, Department of Health and Social Services

Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology

Government of Nunavut, Professional Licensing, Health and Social Services (Website not available)

College of Psychologists of Ontario

Prince Eward Island Psychologists Registration Board

Ordre des psychologues du Québec

Saskatchewan College of Psychologists

Registered Nurses & Nurse Practitioners

Regulated in all provinces and territories

College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

Nurses Association of New Brunswick

College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (Website not available)

Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Nova Scotia College of Nursing

College of Nurses of Ontario 

College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island

Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Government of Yukon Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs- Nursing Professions 

Registered Psychiatric Nurses

College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta

British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals

College of Registered Psyciatric Nurses of Manitoba

Registered Psychiatric Association of Saskatchewan

Respiratory Therapists

College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta

Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists

New Brunswick Association of Respiratory Therapists

Newfoundland and Labrador College of Respiratory Therapists

Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists

College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario

Ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Québec

Saskatchewan College of Respiratory Therapists

Sexologists

Ordre professionnel des sexologues du Québec

Social Workers

Alberta College of Social Workers

British Columbia College of Social Workers

Manitoba College of Social Workers

New Brunswick Association of Social Workers

Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Social Workers

Government of Northwest Territories, Professional Licensing, Health and Social Services

Nova Scotia College of Social Workers

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Prince Edward Island Social Worker Registration Board

Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Sonographers

Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Technologists

College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario

Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec