Section 4: Eligibility to Work in Canada

​It is a requirement for registration that members are eligible to work in Canada. The College considers you eligible to work in Canada if you:

  • Are a Canadian citizen, or

  • Are a permanent resident of Canada, or


In Section 4 of the Membership Renewal Form, you must indicate whether there have been any changes to your eligibility to work in Canada since you last provided this information to the College. Some examples of changes are:

  • You were a permanent resident but now have Canadian citizenship

  • You held a work permit under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) but now are a permanent resident of Canada

  • Your work permit expired and you were issued a new work permit under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada)
  • You are in the process of renewing your expiring work permit


Has your eligibility to work in Canada changed since you last provided the College with proof of eligibility to work in Canada?

  • If your eligibility to work in Canada has changed, you must submit both of the following additional documents with your completed Membership Renewal Form: 
    • The Change of Information Form with sections 1, 5, and 6 completed, and
    • A copy of one of the following documents as evidence of your eligibility to work in Canada:*
      •  Canadian birth certificate
      • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
      • Canadian citizenship card
      • Certificate of Indian Status card
      • Valid Canadian passport
      • Confirmation of permanent residence in Canada
      • Permanent resident card for Canada
      • Record of landing
      • Valid work permit under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) that authorizes you to engage in employment within the practice of the profession*

*If you are providing a copy of a valid work permit, be sure to complete the consent portion of section 5 of the Change of Information Form. That section asks for your consent to impose terms, conditions, or limitations (TCLs) on your Certificate of Registration that relate to your work permit.

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