Programs in Canada

The midwifery education program is a four‑year baccalaureate program.

There are currently seven midwifery education programs available in Canada.  Education programs are “direct entry”, which means that there is no nursing or other credential required for entry. Each program administers exams recognized by their respective provincial regulatory bodies.

Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery
(MDCL) Second Fl., 2210
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4K1
905 525-9140, extension 26654

McMaster Midwifery Education Program

This program is offered in English only.

College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing, 89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Phone: 204-474-7452
Toll Free: 1-800-432-1960 ext 7452

Bachelor of Midwifery Program


General inquiries:

Student Advisor / Registration Services
Lauren Ivonchuk, BA

The student advisor will be able to guide on an individual level whatever questions a student might have.


This program is offered in English only.

Internationally Educated Midwives

International Midwifery Pre-registration Program

This is a 9-month part-time bridging program for qualified midwives educated outside of Canada. The IMPP is intended for experienced international midwives, fluent in English, who have practiced midwifery within the past ten years. It is not a reeducation or retraining program.

Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging Program

Based at the University of British Columbia, the IEMBP is designed for midwives who have been educated in an approved Midwifery program outside of Canada. It is designed to help midwives learn how to use their skills in a Canadian context.

Certificat personnalisé en pratique sage‑femme au Québec

The UQTR provides midwifery training for midwives trained outside of Canada who seek recognition of their diploma or training in order to obtain a license to practice in Québec. This personalized midwifery certificate, “Certificat personnalisé en pratique sage-femme (4002)”, is reserved for midwives who have a recommendation for training from the Ordre des sages-femmes du Québec. This certificate includes 5 theoretical courses and a clinical internship.

Mentorship Opportunities

Queer Mentorship Program

The Canadian Caucus of Queer and Trans Midwives hosts a queer mentorship program to support student midwives in Canada. We welcome people who self identify as part of the 2SLGBTQQIA spectrum and who are midwifery students and midwives in Canada. We welcome applications for new mentors and new mentees at all times.

Bipoc Mentorship Program

In response to student requests, Ryerson MEP launched a BIPOC student mentorship program for self-identified students who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC). This is an opportunity for BIPOC midwives to pair, share and care with this next generation of BIPOC students. The mentorship program is open to any midwife and any student residing and working in Canada (regardless of the site of their MEP).

Canadian Association for Midwifery Education

CAMEd / ACFSF promotes and increases the capacity for excellence in Canadian midwifery education through setting and maintaining standards for curricula and scholarship within midwifery educational programs, and by supporting continued development of midwifery faculty and programs. Visit the CAMEd / ACFSF site >