Midwives who have been educated in an approved midwifery program in or outside of British Columbia must seek registration with the College of Midwives of British Columbia (CMBC).
Midwives who are currently registered in other Canadian jurisdictions and who meet the requirements for general or full registration without restrictions or conditions, can register to practice midwifery in BC.
An application for a registration package and the policy on Inter-Provincial Registration Reciprocity is available from the CMBC.
All internationally educated midwives who wish to register to practice midwifery in British Columbia must first complete the UBC’s Internationally Educated Midwifery Bridging Program (IEMBP) and seek registration with the College of Midwives of British Columbia.
The IEMBP supports midwives who have been educated outside of Canada in making the transition to working in the Canadian health care system and in the BC midwifery model of practice.
Information on applying to UBC’s Internationally Educated Midwifery Bridging Program is available on their website.