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Becoming a Midwife in Canada

Entry to the midwifery profession in Canada is through a four year Bachelor of Midwifery at the Midwifery Programs in the country. Inquiries can be made at the Midwifery Programs listed below:

Canadian Midwifery Educational Programs

University of British Columbia Midwifery Education Program

McMaster University Midwifery Education Program

Ryerson University Midwifery Education Program

Laurentian University Programme de Formation des Sages-Femmes

Université du Québec à Trois Rivières Baccalauréat en pratique sage-femme
Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University




For internationally educated midwives an assessment of their experience is undertaken by the regulatory authority in the jurisdiction where they wish to practice.  The midwife may be required to undertake a bridging program in order to meet the regulatory requirements.

Further information about becoming registered in Canada can be found at the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council (CMRC) website