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Manitoba launches program to help internationally educated professionals with credential recognition

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July 5, 2023
By Talent Canada

Jeff Wharton, Manitoba's Economic Development, Investment and Trade Minister.

Manitoba is launching a new program to support internationally trained professionals by reducing financial barriers associated with foreign qualification recognition.

The Manitoba Careers for Internationally Educated Professionals Program will provide up to $23,000 in financial assistance toward assessment and training costs associated with registering in one of the the province’s 27 non-nursing self regulated professions. (List below.)

To be eligible for the program, professionals must have already started the registration process and have an assessment decision letter from their profession’s regulatory body. The program will support professionals who are able to complete the registration process in a timely manner and intend to work in Manitoba after registration, according to Jeff Wharton, Manitoba’s Economic Development, Investment and Trade Minister.

“According to Manitoba’s 2022-26 Labour Market Outlook, nearly two in seven job openings in the province’s self-regulated professions are expected to go unfilled. At the same time, research shows that internationally educated immigrants are far less likely to work in their field of study than those educated in Canada,” said Wharton. “I am pleased to announce the launch of this new program to support the labour market integration of skilled newcomers in Manitoba.”


Wharton said the new program is modelled on the Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) in Manitoba Project, which launched in 2021 to support eligible IENs with financial assistance to pursue registration. To date, that initiative has provided support to over 250 IENs, the province said.

List of self-regulated professions in Manitoba

The following professions are self-regulated in Manitoba. The regulator is listed next to the profession.

  • Accountant: Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba
  • Agrologist: Manitoba Institute of Agrologists
  • Architect: Manitoba Association of Architects
  • Audiologist and speech-language pathologist: College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba
  • Chiropractor: Manitoba Chiropractors Association
  • Dental hygienist: College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba
  • Dentist: Manitoba Dental Association
  • Denturist: Denturist Association of Manitoba
  • Dietitian: College of Dietitians of Manitoba
  • Engineer: Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
  • Engineering/applied science technician and technologist: Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba
  • Geoscientist: Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
  • Land surveyor: Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors
  • Lawyer: Law Society of Manitoba
  • Medical laboratory technologist: College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba
  • Midwife: College of Midwives of Manitoba
  • Naturopath: Manitoba Naturopathic Association
  • Occupational therapist: College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba
  • Optician: Opticians of Manitoba
  • Optometrist: Manitoba Association of Optometrists
  • Pharmacist: College of Pharmacists of Manitoba
  • Physician: College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba
  • Physiotherapist: College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba
  • Podiatrist: College of Podiatrists of Manitoba
  • Psychologist: Psychological Association of Manitoba
  • Respiratory therapist: Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists
  • Social worker: Manitoba College of Social Workers
  • Veterinarian: Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association

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