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What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada?

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To make it easier for workers to move across Canada, the federal, provincial and territorial governments ratified amendments to the labour mobility portion of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) in 2009. Under the Labour Mobility Chapter of this agreement (Chapter 7), persons who are currently certified and in good standing in a regulated occupation in one jurisdiction in Canada are eligible to practice in any other jurisdiction in Canada which offers the same certification without requirements for additional training, experience, examinations or assessments of their qualifications. Visit Forum of Labour Market Ministers for Information about this labour mobility agreement. In 2010, the Governments of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan signed the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA). This comprehensive agreement on trade, investment and labour mobility also facilitates the labour mobility of certified workers. Further information can be found on the NWPTA website.

All of the occupations profiled are subject to the labour mobility provisions found in Chapter 7 of the AIT and in NWPTA. For more information about labour mobility in Alberta, visit Labour Mobility.

Please note that labour mobility between jurisdictions is subject to comparison of scope of practice by certificate. Certified workers should consult with their province or territory's regulatory authority for more information.

A certified worker in a province or territory who has concerns about the recognition of his or her certification in another Canadian jurisdiction can contact the Labour Mobility Coordinator in their jurisdiction.

In Alberta, the labour mobility coordinator can be contacted at:

Alberta Labour Mobility Unit
Phone: 780-644-4306
Toll-free within Alberta: 310-0000
Fax: 780-422-6400


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