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Office of the Manitoba Fairness Commissioner

Correction Notices

Manitoba Fairness Commissioner’s Report

On Progress in Fair Registration Practices – January 2013-December 2014

We regret the inaccuracies in the report and apologize for any resulting inconveniences.


College of Dietitians of Manitoba

The College of Dietitians of Manitoba provides a practicum program of assessment which can provide applicants with information on gaps and direction to meet qualification requirements. An applicant with gaps is asked to apply for a dietetic internship in Manitoba, or a bridging program in either Alberta, Nova Scotia or Ontario as no bridging program exists in Manitoba.

College of Midwives of Manitoba

The Multi-jurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Program (MMBP) which assessed and gap trained internationally educated midwives, involved a 6 week out of province travel commitment and one Manitoba applicant graduated from the program. In 2013 the MMBP intensive was offered in Manitoba.

College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba

The College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba does not have a new prior learning assessment in place since 2013. The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators has a prior learning as part of its initial assessment and this has been in place since well before 2013.

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

The initial application assessment conducted by the National Nursing Association Service currently takes about 8 weeks.

Manitoba Dental Association

The pass rate for the Equivalency Assessment Program of the National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) between 2011 and 2014 is higher than 5-15%. The NDEB estimates a number as high as 36%.


Manitoba Fairness Standard

The Fairness Standard Document is designed for the purpose of evaluating the fairness of assessment and registration practice. The elements, criteria and explanations outlined in this document further define the Fairness Standard and help articulate the type of actions required to meet the Fairness Standard.  In in the 2016 Registration Review, registration practice will be evaluated with the elements and criteria covering the critical issues of timeliness, the recognition of professional work experience and supervised practice opportunities.  Varying by profession, other elements and criteria may also be enlisted to address additional areas where significant progress opportunities are identified.

Manitoba Fairness Standard – PDF Portfolio.

Summary of Bridging and Gap Training Programs in Manitoba for Internationally Educated Professionals

The Office of the Manitoba Fairness Commissioner in collaboration with Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning, Manitoba Labour and Immigration, and Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors developed a Summary of Bridging and Gap Training Programs in Manitoba for Internationally Educated Professionals.  It contains information about program components and contact information of the organizations that deliver the programs.  The document was developed with funding support from Employment and Social Development Canada.

Communication for Internationally-Educated Health Professionals

A new part-time pilot program will be available at Red River College’s Language Training Centre in February, 2015.  The pilot program is Communication for Internationally-Educated Health Professionals and is intended for physicians, nurses, OTs, PTs, pharmacists, midwives, dentists, and other health professionals who want to improve their language and communication skills for the Canadian health care context.

Manitoba Government introduces legislation that would ensure accounting profession continues to meet national standards

Proposed legislation has been tabled on December 1, 2014 that would establish the new chartered professional accounting (CPA) designation in Manitoba and a new regulatory body that would cover all accountants.

The Fair Registration Practices in Regulated Professions Act – 2nd Report on its Implementation and Effectiveness (January 2011-December 2012)

The Manitoba Fairness Commissioner’s 2nd Report on the Implementation and Effectiveness of The Fair Registration Practices in Regulated Professions Act has been tabled in the Manitoba legislature on August 12, 2013 by Hon. Christine Melnick, Minister for Immigration and Multiculturalism.

The focus of the report is on the findings of the review of assessment practices of regulatory bodies conducted by the Office of the Manitoba Fairness Commissioner covering the period from January 2011 to December 2012.

Please visit our Downloads section to get a copy of the report.

CSMLS announces a new fee structure for Prior Learning Assessments

The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science has a new fee structure for Prior Learning Assessments starting February 2013.  The new fee structure now includes membership rates.  The cost for PLA is $1,500.00  for a member and $1,800.00 for a non-member.

News from the CMLTM

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba is pleased to announce the intention to create a Canadian Alliance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Regulators (CAMLPR).  CAMLPR’s purpose is to promote excellence in medical laboratory technology regulation in Canada. The founding organizations include the medical laboratory technology regulators in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, representing nearly 86% of all MLTs employed in Canada.

Changes at the CRPNM

The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba is saying goodbye to their Executive Director, Annette Osted, who has decided it is time to retire.  The College is fortunate to welcome Laura Panteluk, formerly the Practice Consultant/Deputy Registrar, into her new position as  Executive Director.

New Executive Director at the CRNM

Congratulations to Diane Wilson Mate who has been named the new E.D. of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba.  Dianne was formerly the Acting Executive Director and before that, the Director for Policy Development and Regulation.

The Fair Registration Practices in Regulated Professions Act – A Report on its Implementation and Effectiveness

The Manitoba Fairness Commissioner submitted her first report to the Minister of Labour and Immigration on April 15th, and the Minister tabled it in the Manitoba Legislature on April 26th.  The report covers the first two years of implementing the Act – December 2008 to December 2010. Please visit the Downloads page to get a copy!

To the Point: A Plain Language Guide for Regulators

This new resource produced by the Office of the Manitoba Fairness Commissioner is now available. Designed especially for regulators, it contains solid content valuable to anyone writing for an internationally educated audience.  Contact the office to get your copy!

New Executive Director at the CLPNM

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba has a new executive director.  Jennifer Breton brings over 20 years of education and experience in healthcare to her new role. Welcome Jennifer!

CCTT Launches the Canadian Technology Immigration Network

On February 25, 2011, the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists will officially launch its new CTIN web portal. The CTIN is a one-stop source for internationally educated technicians and technologists that includes self-assessment, credential assessment, career information, programs, and employer resources. To learn more, visit

Manitoba Start

Manitoba START, an information and referral centre for immigrants officially opened its doors on its new location at 271 Portage Avenue on September 5, 2012.   The centre provides a wide range of services to newcomers at a central location, assisting new immigrants to make a smooth transition to life in Manitoba.

Did You Know?

Between July 1, 2009 and July 1, 2010, Manitoba’s population grew by 1.30% to 1,235,400 – the largest annual increase in 39 years. Manitoba welcomed 14,100 immigrants during this time; over 75% came through the Provincial Nominee Program.

QR Guide

The OMFC is excited to provide regulators and other stakeholders with an easy-to-use guide that explains each step in the Process Model for Qualification Recognition. The guide includes tips on how to manage expectations, communicate effectively and help internationally educated professionals connect with the right resources at the right time.

Contact us for a free copy.

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