Dental Assistants in Canada with a minimum of core skills licenced and holding recent registration/licensure in any Canadian jurisdiction are generally eligible for registration and licensure in any other Canadian jurisdiction. Variances to this may occur where the dental assistant is not currently registered and licenced or does not hold the minimum core skills. Regulatory authorities reserve the right to ensure that applicants have met the initial requirements as defined in the Dental Assisting - Labour Mobility Agreement, 2001.
If you have been registered in another Canadian jurisdiction you may be eligible to transfer under the Labour Mobility Agreement (Chapter 7, Agreement on Internal Trade).
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Dental Assistants from Ontario graduating from CDAC accredited programs holding the NDAEB certificate and demonstrating sufficient practice hours are transfer eligible. Dental Assistants graduating from other programs holding an NDAEB certificate and having successfully completed a Clinical Practice Evaluation will also be transfer eligible based on sufficient practice hours. The Mutual Recognition Agreement now reflects the necessity to accomodate workers from a non regulated jurisdiction.
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- Mutual Recognition Agreement for Dental Assisting
- Citizenship & Immigration Canada
- Process for International Applicants to Dental Assisting
Graduates from international dental assistant programs and non-accredited programs are generally required to hold an NDAEB certificate and complete a Clinical Practice Evaluation or equivalency. Contact the NDAEB office to begin the process.
Saskatchewan Government Immigration Web Portal - Regulated Health Careers
Process for International Applicants to Dental Assisting - Process Map 2013
Saskatchewan Canda Immigration - Website
Internationally Trained Worker - Government of Canada Website
Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) may be interested in reviewing training modules regarding interprofessional collaboration. These modules could be beneficial to those IEHPs working in private sector as they help gain an understanding of how teams work in the Canadian health care system, which may not be the experience for IEHPs. LINK