Dietitian from Another Province

This information is intended for individuals who are registered as a dietitian in a Canadian province or territory outside of Ontario.

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Labour Mobility 

In Canada, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement includes provisions to ensure that regulated professionals can easily move from one province to another without having to undergo further assessment of their education and training.

Based on the principle of “certificate-to-certificate recognition, and as cited in the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009, if you are registered as a dietitian in another Canadian province when you apply for registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, you are deemed eligible for registration.

At the time that you apply, you must be registered in good standing with another dietetic regulatory body in Canada, and your registration must not be in a restricted category, such as student, graduate, qualifying, honorary, retired, inactive, associate, or special (temporary registration is permitted).

Getting Started

Before you begin your application with the College there are two important steps you must take:
  1. Add the College’s domain ( to your email service’s safe senders list (also called white list). The College sends many important communications by email (some of them automated).  If your email provider blocks the automated emails or sends them to your junk folder,  you may not receive important information about your application.
  2. Review the information on this page about the registration requirements and required documents to ensure that your application is complete and you have arranged for all documents to be sent to the College.
For any questions, please email

Response Timelines: The registration team will respond to your inquiry (received by email or phone) within 5 business days. We appreciate your patience until we respond to your inquiry.

The following is a list of the documents that are required with your application form.

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, all College staff are working remotely until further notice. Please use regular mail (not registered mail) and it will be rerouted by Canada Post to an alternate address. DO NOT deliver your documentation to the College office by hand or by courier service, as no one is there to receive it.

Registration Program staff is available to answer questions about the application process and required documents, however, registration decisions are made by the Registrar and/or the Registration Committee. Registration Program staff cannot tell you whether or not you meet the requirements or predict whether you will be eligible for registration with the College.


Application Form

Complete and sign this Application Form and send it to the College by mail. 

  • Important. Faxed or emailed applications are not accepted. The applicant form must be sent by mail.
  • The application form must include your original signature. No electronic signatures or photocopied forms will be accepted.
  • If your application form is incomplete, you will be required to submit a new form. Review your form to make sure you have completed and signed all sections of the form.
  • All applications are processed in the order in which they are received. If you choose to deliver your application to the College in person, reception staff will date-stamp your application and place it in the queue with all other applications. Staff will not open and review hand-delivered applications

Labour Mobility Verification Form

When you submit your application form for Labour Mobility, you are required to provide details of all other Canadian provincial regulatory bodies (for dietetic or any other profession) where you are currently registered or where you have previously been registered.

Applicants must contact these regulatory bodies directly to arrange for them to send verification of registration history directly to the College. Regulatory bodies will complete a Labour Mobility Verification Form (LMVF), which provides information about your registration history, including any history of discipline or incapacity. You may be charged a fee for this service.

Official Transcripts

The College must review transcripts from each post-secondary education institution that you have attended. 

This includes transcripts related to:

  • Your nutrition/dietetics degree
  • Any other degrees
  • Any other post-secondary institution you have attended

Your current provincial regulatory body will forward all transcripts they have on file along with Labour Mobility Verification Form, however you are responsible to arrange for the College to receive any required transcripts that are not on file with the current regulatory body. Official transcript (s) must be sent directly to the College by the education institution.

Important Information about transcripts
  • You can submit official transcripts that have been provided to you by your university if the transcripts are in an unopened envelope, with a university seal on the envelope.
  • The College only accepts electronic transcripts delivered through a secured university site.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, the College will be accepting transcripts directly from universities via password-protected or secured PDF files. Please email transcripts directly to​.
  • If the transcript related to a degree does not state that the degree was conferred or awarded, you must arrange for the University to provide an official letter confirming that all degree requirements have been met. This letter must also be sent directly to the College from the University. 

Name Change Information

If your official transcripts are under a different name than the one you are currently using, you must enclose proof of your change in name with this application (e.g. document showing your old name (i.e. marriage certificate) and a government issued ID with your photo and your current name (i.e. driver’s license, passport).


Proof of Authorization to Work in Canada

Authorization to work in Canada is one of the requirements for registration with the College. You must provide proof of authorization to work in Canada which permits you to practise dietetics in Canada.  

You are a Canadian Citizen

Provide proof by submitting a copy of one of the following documents:

  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate or Card
You are a Permanent Resident of Canada

Provide proof by submitting a copy of your Permanent Resident Card.

You have a valid work or study permit 

Your work or study permit authorizes you to practise dietetics in Canada. Provide proof by submitting a copy of your Work Permit.

You don’t have a work permit yet?

You can request a formal letter from the College to confirm that you have met all the other registration requirements, but will not be eligible for registration until you provide formal proof of authorization to work in Canada.

Once the College has received all of the required documents, your application will be assessed to determine whether you meet the requirements for registration.  See Registration Requirements for detailed information about each of the requirements. 

Once your application form is complete, send it to the College by mail, along with any supporting documents and all required fees. Faxed or email applications are not accepted.

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, all College staff are working remotely until further notice. Please use regular mail (not registered mail) and it will be rerouted by Canada Post to an alternate address. DO NOT deliver your documentation to the College office by hand or by courier service, as no one is there to receive it.

Your application ID and temporary password

When your application is received and we have opened your file, you will receive a confirmation email which will include your application ID and a temporary password.

Monitor the progress of your application online

Use your ID and password to access the CDO dashboard to monitor the progress of your application. On the dashboard, you will see:

  • the status of your application
  • a list indicating which documents have been received
  • a list showing which documents are still outstanding to complete your application.

When we have received all required documents and fees, we will proceed with the review of your application.

Your application status and documents received are updated every day.

Completing the registration process can take up to 10 business days from the time that the College receives all of the required documents, but this is a guideline only. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the timely delivery of all documentation and other information requested by the College.

Answering “yes” to certain questions on the declaration means the College may require additional information to support your application. This information will be reviewed by the College’s Registrar and, in some cases will be referred to the Registration Committee, which will extend the time it takes to process your application.  

Factors that may delay the processing of your application include:

  • Failing to complete and sign all sections of the application form;
  • Information about your conduct or health that may require further review and follow-up;
  • Failing to produce other documents requested by the College.

Only members of the College can practise as a dietitian in Ontario using the titles “dietitian,” “Registered dietitian (RD),” “Dietetiste (Dt.P),” or “Dietetiste Professional (Dt.P).”

It is illegal for anyone to use any of these titles in Ontario without a valid certificate of registration issued by the College.

Your status as an RD informs the public that all individuals who identify themselves as dietitians have the knowledge, skill and judgment required to provide safe and ethical dietetics care.