Working in Canada

Currently, if you plan to work in Canada, you must contact the regulator in the provincial jurisdiction in which you wish to apply.  You can find a link to each of the provincial regulatory bodies at the top of this page.

The Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech – Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) is working to develop a national competency – based entry – to – practice assessment process to harmonize the requirements across regulated jurisdictions in Canada.

In October 2016,  CAASPR was awarded funding from Employment and Social Development Canada to undertake a series of initiatives under the umbrella of the “Centralization and Capacity-Building Project for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists”.

The overriding purpose of this omnibus project is to centralize functions related to the assessment of Internationally Educated Applicants in an effort to better standardize outcomes. This also involves developing and refining certain tools to support the assessment process as well as establishing a high-stakes entry – to -practice assessment.  The outcome sought is a consistent approach to the licensing of internationally-trained applicants so as to enhance public protection.

The Centralization Project includes:
• Review of professional competency profiles and performance indicators.  Read a summary of the goals and methodology of the CAASPR Competency Profile Review Project  
• Development of a competency-based national entry-to-practice examination
• Creation of a National Online Portal for internationally educated applicants
• Development of a pre-arrival resource for internationally educated applicants
• Establishment of regulator-accepted language tests and benchmarks
• Development of a mentorship model