Dietitian from Another Province

Getting Started

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 Agreement

In Canada, the Agreement on Internal Trade 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.

If you are registered as a dietitian in another province when you apply for registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, you are deemed to meet the academic, practical training, and exam requirements for a general certificate of registration, as long as you meet the following conditions:

  1. At the time that you apply, you are still registered and a member in good standing with a dietetic regulatory body in another province in Canada.
  2. Your registration in the other province is not in a restricted category, such as student, graduate, qualifying, honorary, retired, inactive, associate, or special.

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

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. 

Please note the following important information about submitting your application:

  • The application form must be sent by mail. Faxed or emailed applications are not accepted;
  • The application form must include your original signature. No electronic signatures or photocopied forms will be accepted;
  • Review your form to make sure you have completed and signed all sections of the form. If any section of your application form is incomplete, you will be required to submit a new 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 it will be placed in the queue with all other applications.  
    • Staff will not open and review hand-delivered applications

Labour Mobility Verification Form

When the College receives your application form and fees, Registration Program staff will contact all other Canadian provincial regulatory bodies where you are currently registered or where you have previously been registered.  The provincial regulatory bodies will complete a Labour Mobility Verification Form, which provides information about your registration history, including any history of discipline or incapacity.


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 you have completed
  • Any other post-secondary institution where you have completed other courses (for example transfer credits or upgrading courses)

Your current provincial regulatory body will forward any transcripts that they have on file when they send the 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 provided unopened with a university seal on the envelope.
  • 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 showing your current name (i.e. driver’s license, passport).


Proof of Authorization to Work in Canada

If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, you must provide a copy of your work permit or study permit which permits you to practise dietetics 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. 

The College will begin processing your application when it receives your completed application form and all required fees.

When your application is opened, you will receive a confirmation email which will include your CDO ID and a temporary password. Use this ID and password to access the CDO dashboard where you can monitor the progress of your application, including the status of your application and a list of which documents have been received and which documents are still outstanding in order to complete your application. The College updates the information about received documents and application status daily.

Completing the registration process can take from 5 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.