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Proficiency in English or French

You must be able to show proficiency in either English or French before you can practise nursing in Ontario.

This means the College must be satisfied you can read, write, listen and speak in either English or French at a level that allows you to practise nursing safely.

See In Depth: Language Proficiency for more about this requirement, including:

Do I meet the requirement?        
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Are you currently registered as a member in the College’s General, Extended, Temporary or Special Assignment Class?
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YES
Requirement Met
NO
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Can you provide evidence that you have within the past two years (pick one)…

…completed an approved nursing program in either English or French?

…held registration as a nurse in a practising class in any Canadian province or territory?

…achieved the benchmark scores in a College-approved language test?
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YES
Requirement Met
NO
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Can you provide any other evidence of language proficiency that took place in the past two years, such as nursing or non-nursing education and/or nursing or non-nursing experience in either English or French? Learn more

 

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You cannot proceed until you either take the Language Proficiency test or submit additional information.

 

YES
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The College will review your evidence to determine if you have met the language requirement and you will be advised about next steps.
   
Page last reviewed January 21, 2020