Gap Training/Bridging Programs

To register (be licensed) in Manitoba as a midwife all internationally educated midwives (IEMs) must complete an Assessment and Gap Training/bridging process.  The assessment and gap training process takes approximately 12 months to complete.

The Assessment portion of the process involves:

  • an in-person written midwifery knowledge exam and language exam;
  • an in-person clinical exam

The Gap Training portion of the process involves:

  • self-study modules
  • a full-time in-person gap training intensive
  • a full-time clinical placement (clerkship)

In Manitoba we are able to offer the Assessment portion (midwifery, language and clinical exams) of the program in Winnipeg.  Gap Training is available in Ontario through cooperation with the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program (IMPP) at Ryerson University in Toronto.  Self-study modules may be completed at a distance; the gap training intensive must be completed in Toronto, ON; and the clerkship may take place either in Ontario or Manitoba.  Successful completion of both the Assessment portion and the Gap Training is a way to become eligible to be registered (licensed) as a midwife in Manitoba. This website will give you information about this process. 

Other Gap Training/Bridging Programs

Ontario offers the  International Midwifery Pre-registration Program (IMPP) . You may choose to complete the entire assessment and gap training process with the IMPP. It is a 6-9 month program that takes place in Toronto. Contact the IMPP if you choose to complete this program.

British Columbia offers the UBC Internationally Educated Bridging Program.  It is a 9 month program that takes place in Vancouver.  Contact UBC if you choose to complete this program.