To practise as a regulated health professional in Ontario, you must be a member of your profession’s regulatory college and hold a certificate of registration. Regulated health professionals are required by law to deliver competent, ethical and professional services, and are accountable to the public through their respective colleges.
The College of Optometrists of Ontario is the self-regulatory authority responsible for registering (licensing) and governing optometrists in Ontario.
To practise as an optometrist in Ontario, internationally educated optometrists must hold a Certificate of Registration issued by the College and meet the requirements set out by the College of Optometrists of Ontario in accordance with the Registration Regulations under the Optometry Act. To become eligible for the Certificate of Registration, internationally educated optometrists must meet the following registration requirements:
To learn more about the registration requirements, please visit the College of Optometrists of Ontario website.
Visit Services for Internationally Educated Health Professionals for information about Access Centre services and how to participate.