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Bridging Education Programs

updated November 2011

New - A Multi-jurisdictional Bridging Project
The Multi-jurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Project (MMBP) is a bridging program for qualified midwives educated outside of Canada. It is designed to help internationally educated midwives learn how to use their skills in a Canadian context. Persons do not have to be living in Canada to apply. The MMBP will assist internationally educated midwives prepare to meet the requirements for registering and practising as a midwife in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia or the Northwest Territories.

The framework for a bridging program  was approved by CMRC in 2006. In the Fall/Winter of 2006/07, the CMRC directed research to develop and pilot the new Multi-jurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Program. For more information on the history of the development of this project, click here. 

The International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program (IMPP) is offered by Ryerson University‚Äôs G. Raymond Chan School of Continuing Education.  The IMPP is a 9 month part-time program offered in Toronto, Ontario to internationally-educated midwives who have practised in the last five years and are fluent in English.  It provides assessment, information about practising in Ontario, limited knowledge and skills enhancement for the Ontario practice environment, clinical placements, and mentoring in the following courses:

Prior Learning Assessment for Midwives

Effective Professional Communication for Midwives

Clinical Knowledge and Skills Enhancement

Orientation to Midwifery Practice in Ontario

Clinical Clerkship Placement

More information is available at

Ryerson University Continuing Education also offers a course entitled Professional English for Nurses and Midwives which focuses on enabling students to develop the level of professional language proficiency needed to work in Canada


Contact Raymond Gagnon - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières - Sage-femme

Directrice de programme baccalaureat en pratique sage-femme
Téléphone: 819 376-5011 poste 4067




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