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Citizenship, Permanent Residency or Authorization to Practise Nursing

You must provide proof of your citizenship, residency status, or authorization to practise nursing in Ontario before you can register as a nurse in Ontario.

You do this by including a copy (not originals) of one of the following with your application:

  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • Certificate of citizenship
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Landed immigrant papers/permanent resident card
  • Work permit or study permit authorizing you to practise nursing in Ontario
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Are you a Canadian citizen?

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YES

Include proof of citizenship with your application. 

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Requirement Met
NO
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Are you a permanent resident?

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YES

Include proof of permanent residency with your application.

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Requirement Met
NO
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Do you have other documents, such as a work or study permit, that authorize you to practise nursing in Canada?
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YES

Include proof of authorization with your application.

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Requirement Met
NO
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The Registration Committee will review your application.



     

“What happens if I don't have proof of citizenship, permanent residency or authorization to practise nursing in Ontario?”

If you can't provide a copy of any of these documents, then you can request a review of your application by the College's Registration Committee. The committee will then consider if you should be registered with specific conditions attached to your registration.

For example, one possible condition on your registration could be that you will not be permitted to practise nursing in Ontario until you have provided the document needed to meet this requirement.

Page last reviewed September 25, 2017