Applicant Statistics

CNO is committed to publicly sharing application and registration data.

The following page contains statistics about the number of applicants currently seeking CNO registration. All applicants who have an active application, who do not currently hold any CNO registration, and are residing in Ontario are presented below. These statistics represent the number of “net new” nurses most likely to be immediately available to the system upon registration.

Active Applicants Without Current CNO Registration Residing in Ontario

The following table shows the number of active applicants to the RPN General, RN General, and RN Extended classes residing in Ontario without current CNO registration by Application Type, as of November 1, 2022.

 Application Type  
Ontario Canadian International Total Applicants
4,143 187 6,038 10,368

Changes to Process

CNO has implemented changes to the application process to facilitate the registration of applicants. The information below shows the number of applicants who were eligible and who have used the Supervised Practice Experience Partnership (SPEP), a program designed to match international applicants with Ontario nursing employers to help them meet registration requirements.

Supervised Practice Experience Partnership (SPEP) Statistics

The following table presents the total number of applicants eligible for SPEP since the program began, the number who have applied, and the number who have completed the program. All data is current as of November 25, 2022.

Total Eligible Applicants 2,185
Total Applicants Applied 2,157
SPEP Completed: Total Nurses Registered


Page last reviewed November 28, 2022