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Canada (outside Ontario)

  1. Introduction

    Welcome to the College of Nurses of Ontario’s registration guide for Canadian applicants.

  2. Getting Started

    Know which documents you will need to support your application when you begin.

  3. Practising as an RN or RPN in Ontario

    Becoming a member of the College of Nurses is a legal requirement for anyone who wishes to practise nursing in Ontario.

  4. Beginning the Application Process

    The application process for Canadian applicants begins when they contact the College and request an application package.

  5. Registration Requirements

    During the first stage of the registration process, the College evaluates all applicants to determine whether they meet the registration requirements.

  6. Examinations

    Canadian applicants who meet the requirements of the Ontario Labour Mobility Act (OLMA) are not required to write a registration examination to practise in Ontario; however, all applicants to the College must write the jurisprudence examination.

  7. Initial Registration

    When you have met all registration requirements, including the successful completion of all applicable exams, the College will send you the Initial Registration form.

  8. Requesting Accommodation

    Everyone who writes an examination as part of their application to the College has the right to request accommodation.

  9. Collection of Personal Information

    Information about how the College collects and safeguards personal information provided for the purpose of registration or reinstatement.

Page last reviewed December 21, 2016