Helthcare professionals who work in Canada are required to have licensure in the province or territory they are working. To view licensing requirements for each, please click on the province that you would like to work in, below.

  • Hold a valid Canadian Nursing License in the province of your choice, AND
  • Have a valid work permit / visa to work in Canada if you are not a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.

If you are not a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant in Canada, please visit Immigration Canada.

Obtaining a work permit in Canada has never been easier, if you need assistance with the process, please give our Human Resources team a call.

British Columbia

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

To become licensed as an RN in British Columbia, please see CRNBC (College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia).

Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as a RPN in British Columbia, please see CRPNBC (College of Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia)

Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in British Columbia, please see CLPNBC (College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia)

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.

Alberta

Registered Nurses & Nurse Practitioners

To become licensed as an RN in Alberta, please see CARNA (College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta).

Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as a RPN in Alberta, please see CRPNA (College of Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta)

Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in Alberta, please see CLPNA (College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta)

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.

Saskatchewan

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

To become licensed as an RN in Saskatchewan, please see SRNA (Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association).

Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as a RPN in Saskatchewan, please see RPNAS (Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan)

Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in Saskatchewan, please see SALPN (Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses)

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.

Manitoba

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

To become licensed as an RN in Manitoba, please see CRNM (College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba).

Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as a RPN in Manitoba, please see CRPNM (College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba)

Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in Manitoba, please see CLPNM (College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba)

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.

Ontario

Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as an RN in Ontario, please see CNO (College of Nurses of Ontario).

Licensed Practical Nurses

Please note that Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are called Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) in Ontario. To become licensed as an RPN, please see RPNAO (Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario)

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.

New Brunswick

Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as an RN in New Brunswick, please see NANB (Nurses Association of New Brunswick).

Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in New Brunswick, please see ANBLPN (Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses)

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.

Nova Scotia

Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as an RN in Nova Scotia, please see CRNNS (College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia). New Link: http://crnns.ca/

Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in Nova Scotia, please see CLPNNS (College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia)

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.

Prince Edward Island

Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as an RN in PEI, please see ARNPEI (Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island)

Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in PEI, please see LPNAPEI (LPN Association of Prince Edward Island)

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as an RN in Newfoundland, please see ARNNL (Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland & Labrador)

Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in Newfoundland, please see CLPNNL (College of Licensed Practical Nursing of Newfoundland & Labrador)

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.

Northwest Territories & Nunavut

Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as an RN in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, please see RNANTNU (Registered Nurse Association of Northwest Territories & Nunavut)

Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, please see the website for the Registrar, Professional Licensing, Health and Social Services.

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.

Yukon Territory

Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as an RN in the Yukon, please see YRNA (Yukon Registered Nurses Association)

Licensed Practical Nurses

To become licensed as an LPN in the Yukon, please see the Department of Community Services.

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.