In order to participate in the written assessment you must first submit an application, supporting documentation and application fee and meet the following criteria:
- You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
- You must be a resident of Manitoba.
- You must have completed a midwifery education program
- You must have either practised midwifery within the past 10 years, or have graduated from your midwifery education program in the past 10 years.
- You must have attended at least 60 births in the role of primary midwife. Note: Primary midwife births which were part of your midwifery education may be counted towards the 60 required births. Transfers of care may be included if the applicant managed care in labour to point of transfer.
English language testing results will not be required when you apply for assessment, however midwifery practice does require a high level of English language fluency and professional communication skills. These will be tested during the written and clinical assessment portions of the assessment process. Those individuals who have a Language Benchmark of 7 or higher prior to participating in the Assessment and Gap Training Process are likely to be more successful in the process.
- Eligibility requirements and English language fluency requirements may change for future assessment cycles.
Midwifery, medicine and nursing are distinct professions in Canada. Each has its own education, regulatory body, and assessment process. This assessment process is solely for internationally educated midwives. Internationally educated nurses and physicians are not eligible to apply.