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Office of the Manitoba Fairness Commissioner

The Office of the Manitoba Fairness Commissioner (OMFC) works with 30 regulated professions in Manitoba under the Fair Registration Practices in Regulated Professions Act (the Act) to help make certain they treat and assess applicants fairly.

We focus mainly on internationally educated applicants (IEAs). Our goal is to ensure all qualified IEAs with academic training and professional experience similar to what we find in Canada are either:

1. fully licensed and practicing independently within a year


2. have the opportunity to work in their field either under supervision or with a restricted scope of duties

We believe that in an efficient and fair system, this is possible.

The Act dictates that the Fairness Commissioner cannot get involved in an assessment or registration decision. This means she cannot advocate, investigate, direct or influence a regulator to change or to reconsider a decision.

The OMFC does not assess qualifications and we cannot help individual immigrants get licensed in Manitoba.

However, if you have a fairness concern, you are welcome to meet with us to share your experience. We may be able to offer you useful information and advice. Many IEAs have said they find talking with our office helpful. We also appreciate these discussions and feel we do our jobs better because of the experiences you share with us.

For more information about the Act and the mandate of the OMFC please visit the following pages on this site:

The Act

Our Mandate

Report to the Minister

Download the Report to the Minister 2015-2017

OMFC Presentations

Download the latest OMFC PowerPoint presentations


Learn about upcoming events

Registration Reviews & Action Plans

Read regulators’ Registration Review Reports and Action Plans

Journeys to Recognition

Internationally educated professionals tell their stories