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Occupational Registration 

As is the case in most Western countries, certain occupations in Canada require that you are registered before being able to commence employment (which is known as occupational registration). This requirement depends on whether your trade or profession is listed as being regulated; should it be, then occupational registration will be required as standard.  Registration requirements differ from each profession and can also vary from province to province.

Regulated Occupations

Regulated Professions

Examples of regulated professions in Canada are:

These professions have registration requirements such as further study, practical experience and/or examinations.

Regulated Trades

Examples of regulated trades are;

Registration requirements for such trades range from further study or a period of supervised work, to full written examinations.

Non Regulated Occupations

The vast majority of occupations in Canada do not require registration; however, employers often prefer that you are a member of a professional or trade body on a voluntary basis.

Furthermore, applicants for non-regulated occupations will still be required to show to potential employers that they possess the relevant skills for the job.

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