Regulated Professions


In Ontario there are certain professions that are regulated.

To work in a regulated profession, you must be registered by the appropriate regulatory body. You may be able to work in a related field without a licence, but you should first check with the regulatory body to understand what restrictions exist.

It is illegal to use the job title restricted to regulated professions without a licence or certificate from the appropriate regulatory body.

Many professions in Ontario are not regulated by law, but do have voluntary professional bodies. Some of these organizations may offer certification courses and registration, which can help you find work.

You can look at a list of regulated professions online (en Français).

(Source: Ontario Immigration)

Some websites that may be helpful to you:

  • Global Experience Ontario (GEO) (en Français) helps internationally trained and educated individuals in regulated non-health professions and the skilled trades find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario. GEO offers free services by phone and email, as well as weekly profession-specific webinars.
  • HealthForceOntario (en Français) offers a number of services to health professionals, including a recruitment centre and jobs listing service.