Transfer of License from a Regulated Province Outside of Nova Scotia
If you hold a current license in another regulated Canadian province or territory (i.e., currently Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and PEI), you can have your license transferred to Nova Scotia under the terms of the Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).
- A complete initial registration/licensure application, which is generated automatically once the form is completed. The application must include all required documents (including those submitted through a third-party).
- Pursuant the NS Patient Access to Care Act (s.6) the application fee for CFTA transfer applicants is waived by the College.
- Proof of legal name, which may be in the form of a government issued birth certificate, marriage license, or legal affidavit.
- Proof of identification, which may be in the form of a copy of a driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued photo identification.
- Evidence of Canadian citizenship or legal entitlement to live and work in Canada, which may be in the form of a Canadian Birth Certificate or documentation from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
- A copy of your current license.
- Written confirmation from the Canadian licensing authority under which you are currently the licensed, that you are a member in good standing and are not the subject of any unresolved disciplinary matters and that there are no previous, current or pending sanctions or licensing restrictions imposed upon you due to be imposed upon you.
- Verification of registration/licensure with all other healthcare professional regulators with whom you are currently registered (if applicable)
- Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check, current within three months prior to the application. Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector checks can be ordered here.
- Proof of Professional Liability Insurance of not less than $1,000,000.
- Any additional information required by the Registrar, Registration Committee or Registration Appeals Committee, when the application file is being assessed for completion.
- Pursuant to the NS Patient Access to Care Act (s.5(3)) all license transfers from regulated Canadian provinces will complete applications will be processed within ten business days.
- On approval of the application, you will receive an automated invoice for the annual registration/licensing fee of $460 (prorated to the approval date). Your license will take effect following payment of the fee and an automated receipt will be generated.
- Following payment of all fees, you will receive a welcome package by email and you will be issued a Registration Certificate by mail and also asked to complete a Supplemental Data Questionnaire.
If you have a physical or mental disability requiring accommodation in completing the application process, please refer to Accommodation of Applicants with Physical or Mental Disabilities and reach out to the Administrative Coordinator for assistance.