The registration process can take 1-2 years to complete. In can cost $8,000 – $12,000.
All fees are indicated in Canadian dollars (2018).
STEP 1: SELF-ASSESS
The practice of midwifery in Manitoba may differ significantly from international practice. All internationally educated midwives must complete an assessment and gap training process. To determine if you are ready for this process please review the self-assessment information and tools:
- Understand midwifery in Manitoba
- Assess your readiness for the registration process
STEP 2: ASSESSMENT & GAP TRAINING
a) Assessment: Assessment for Internationally Educated Midwives is done in two phases: an in-person written assessment, and an in-person clinical assessment. The written assessment is offered two per year. The clinical assessment is offered once a year in May (subject to sufficient candidates).
- Application fee – $100
- Midwifery and Language exam fee- $425
- Clinical Assessment fee – $1700 to $3500 (depending on the number of candidates)
Timeline – Written Assessment: Up to 6 months. Written assessments are held in October and March.
Timeline – Clinical assessment: Up to 12 months. Clinical assessments are held in May (subject to sufficient candidates).
b) Gap Training/Bridging: Gap training is offered by the International Midwfery Pre-registration Program (IMPP) at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. It includes three phases: self-study modules, a Classroom Intensive over a period of 7 weeks, followed by a 16-week Clinical Practicum (Clerkship). Candidates must attend the Classroom Intensive in person in Toronto, Ontario. The Clinical Practicum (Clerkship) may take place in Ontario or Manitoba.
- Total fees for all three phases of Gap Training are approximately $5000-$7000
- For information on costs associated with each phase of the IMPP please visit their website.
Timeline: Up to 12 months. Gap training is offered once a year beginning in July.
STEP 3: NATIONAL EXAM
- Sign up for the exam
- Pay the exam fee: $750
- Pass the exam
Timeline: Up to 6 months. Exams are held in October and May.
STEP 4: REGISTRATION and JURISPRUDENCE EXAM
- Gather the required documents
- Complete the registration application
- Pay the registration application fee: $200
- Complete the Jurisprudence Exam
- Pay the annual registration fee: $1700 (pro-rated) (effective April 1, 2017)
Timeline: 6 weeks
The registration process is conducted in English only. Thus, all application forms must be completed in English.