Which Canadian Professions are Regulated

Consumer protection and professional licensing legislation varies from province-to-province, and therefore occupations are not regulated equally.

This national cross-section of occupations illustrates which professions are self-regulated in their respective provinces and territories.  To report missing regulated professionals and to update this list, email feedback@consumerprotection.info.

Provincial/territorial abbreviations:

AB –   Alberta | BC –   British Columbia | MB –  Manitoba | NB –   New Brunswick | NL –   Newfoundland and Labrador | NS –   Nova Scotia | NT –   Northwest Territories | NU –   Nunavut | ON –   Ontario | PE –    Prince Edward Island | QC –   Québec | SK –    Saskatchewan | YK –   Yukon

Acupuncturists xxxxx
Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists xxxxxx
Science Technologists and Technicians xxxx
Appraisers xx
Architects xxxxxxxxx
Chemical Professionals xxx
Chiropractors xxxxxxxxxx
Condominium Board Members x
Condominium Managers x
Cosmetologists x
Counselling Therapists xxxx
Criminologists x
Dental Assistants xxxxxxxx
Dental Hygienists xxxxxxxxx
Dental Surgeons xxxxxxxxxxxx
Dental Technologist Assistants xxxxxxxx
Dietitians xxxxxxxxxx
Doctors (Physicians and Surgeons) xxxxxxxxxxxx
Early Childhood Educators x
Electricians x
Engineering Technicians and Technologists xxxxx
Engineers xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Financial Investors xxxxx
Financial Services Professionals xxxxx
Forest Technologists xxxxxxx
Foresters xxxxxxx
Forestry Engineers xxxxxx
Funeral Professionals xxxxx
Geologists xxxx
Geoscientists xxxxxxxx
Guidance Counsellors xx
Hearing Aid Practitioners/ Acousticians xxxx
Homeopaths x
Human Resources Professionals xx
Immigration and Citizenship Consultants xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Insurance Brokers xx
Interior Designers x
International Student Advisors Xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Interpreters xx
Kinesiologists x
Land Surveyors xxxxxxxx
Landscape Architects x
Lawyers xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Licensed Practical Nurses xxxxxxxx
Marital and Family Therapists x
Massage Therapists xx
Medical Laboratory Technologists xx
Medical Radiation Technologists xxxxxx
Medical Diagnostics Technicians xxxx
Medical Imaging Technologists - Nuclear Medicine xxxxx
Medical Imaging Technologists - Radiology xxxxx
Medical Laboratory Technologists xxxxxxxx
Medical Radiation Technologists xxxxxx
Medical Technologists xxxxx
Midwives xxxxxxxxxxxx
Naturopathic Physiciansxxxx
Nurse Practitioners xxxxxx
Nursing Assistants xxxxx
Occupational Therapists xxxxxxxxx
Opticians xxxxxxxxx
Optometrists xxxxxxxxx
Pharmacy Techniciansxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Physiotherapists xxxxxxxxxxx
Professional Plannersxxx
Podiatrists/Chiropodists xxxxx
Psychiatric Nurses xxx
Psychologists xxxxxxxxx
Psychotherapists xxx
Radiation Technologists xxxx
Real Estate Agents xxxxx
Real Estate Brokers xxxxxx
Registered Nurses xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Respiratory Technologists xxxx
Respiratory Therapists xxxxxx
Sexologists x
Social Service Workers x
Social Workers xxxxxxxx
Teachers x
Terminologists xx
Translators xx
Therapeutic Technologists xxx
Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioners xxx
Urban Municipal Administrators
Urban Planners x
Veterinarians xxxx
Veterinary Technologists xxxxxxxxxxxxx
X-ray Technologists xxxxxxxxxxx