Professions governed by a professional order
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Professions governed by a professional order

In Québec, to practise a profession or hold a professional title governed by the Professional Code, a person must have a permit and be a member in good standing of the professional order that governs the exercise of the profession.

To find out about the conditions for practising a profession governed by a professional order

  1. See the fact sheet: The practice of a profession governed by a professional order (PDF, 878 Kb).
  2. Read the information on how to obtain a licence on the website of the professional order governing the profession you wish to practise, by clicking on the following links:

  4. Contact the professional order that governs the profession you wish to practise. The contact information for professional orders is available on their website.


  • It is in your best interest to contact the order for your profession before your departure. This will allow you to become familiar with the steps you will be required to take to obtain your licence and admission into the order. In addition, it is strongly recommended that you begin the admission process before your departure.
  • The fees related to obtaining a licence and entry on the order’s role can be quite substantial. They range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on the circumstances and the order. They include the fees for processing an application for equivalence, examinations, issuing the licence, admission to the order, etc. Costs for training or internships may apply.
  • Procedures for admission to a professional order can be long and complex. In addition to the time required by the order to process your file, you must also take into account, if applicable, the availability and duration of required courses or internships, as well as the frequency of examinations administered by the order and the Office québécois de la langue française. Delays may also be caused by other administrative procedures, for example, when additional supporting documentation is required.
  • Portal on the recognition of skills
    This portal provides information about the procedures regarding recognition of your skills. It directs you to the relevant professional order and the resources available to assist you with the recognition of your skills, according to the regulated profession you practice.

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