Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium Multijurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Project
Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium Multijurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Project



Bridging for Midwifery in British Columbia

The University of British Columbia will offer a bridging program for internationally educated midwives wishing to work in B.C. A small pilot will be undertaken beginning in May 2015 and a yearly intake will begin in January 2016.

Interested individuals wishing to work in British Columbia are asked to review the eligibility requirements as outlined on this MMBP website and if eligible, apply directly through the UBC Midwifery site:

The Multijurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Program (MMBP) is temporarily closed while midwifery regulatory and educational partners in the MMBP continue discussions with their respective government ministries to find a collaborative way for the assessment and bridging of internationally-educated midwives (IEMs) into practice in Canada to continue to be offered. Various solutions are being considered as stakeholders work toward being able to offer bridging that is accessible to IEMs in Western, Northern and Maritime regions.

In the interim, many regulatory bodies are referring international applicants to Ryerson University's International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program, University of British Columbia's International Educated Midwifes Bridging Program, and Manitoba's bridging process. Interested applicants should contact the midwifery regulatory body in the province or territory where they are interested in registering to practice.

~ Your Bridge to Practicing Midwifery in Canada ~

Are you a qualified midwife educated outside of Canada?

The Multi-jurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Program (MMBP) is an assessment, orientation and bridging process for qualified midwives educated outside of Canada who wish to practice in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Nova Scotia. The MMBP works on behalf of the Regulatory bodies in these jurisdictions to verify your midwifery experience and education, and help prepare you to successfully and safely apply your skills and knowledge to the Canadian midwifery model of practice. Successful completion of MMBP qualifies you to apply to write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination and proceed to registration.

The MMBP assesses and bridges to the Canadian Competencies for Midwives, as defined by the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium (CMRC) website.


How MMBP works:


Step 1:  Self Assess.  Complete the online MMBP Self Assessments to determine if midwifery in Canada is right for you and if your midwifery education and experience will likely meet MMBP eligibility requirements.  Upgrade your skills if required.


Step 2:  Apply Online.  Click here to access MMBP Online Application.  The application will guide you through submitting the required documentation.


Step 3:  AssessmentOnce your application is complete and all required documentation has been received from outside sources, your application will be assessed.  This will include interviews using SkypeTM (free internet video conferencing software.) The assessment process will determine if you are eligible for the MMBP and, if so, which stream: Regular or Accelerated.  Please click here for the Application and Assessment Policies.


Step 4: Complete Pre-requisite.  Take the Orientation to Canadian Healthcare Systems Course if you don't qualify for exemption.


Step 5:  Complete MMBP Accelerated or Regular Stream.  This will include Objective Standardized Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) which verify your clinical skills needed for registration.  Click here to view what the MMBP looks like.

If you wish to practice as a midwife in Ontario, please apply to the International Midwifery Pre-registration program (IMPP.) For information on the IMPP, click here.  For information about practicing midwifery in other Canadian provinces and territories visit the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium (CMRC) website.


The MMBP is a project of the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium in collaboration with the University of British Columbia, Mount Royal University, l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and the University College of the North. This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Foreign Credential Recognition Program.


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