Job requirements Psychologist near Hamilton (ON)

Find out what you typically need to work as a psychologist near Hamilton (ON). These requirements are applicable to all Psychologists (NOC 4151).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • A doctoral degree in psychology is required in order to use the designation "Psychologist" in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.
  • A master's degree in psychology is required for the designation "Psychologist" in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
  • A master's degree in psychology is required in order to use the designation "Psychological Associate" in Ontario and Manitoba.
  • In Prince Edward Island, a doctoral degree is required to work in private practice, or a master's degree with practice limited to institutions and agencies.
  • A period of supervised practical experience is required in most jurisdictions.
  • Successful completion of the written Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) is required in most provinces.
  • Oral examinations and board interviews are required in some provinces.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required in all provinces, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
  • Membership in the provincial professional association for psychologists is mandatory in all provinces, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
  • Psychologists can become specialized in a particular area through training and experience.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a professional licence from a regulatory authority before you can start working. Licensing can be compulsory or voluntary, depending on the occupation.

  • If the licence is compulsory, you must be certified before you can practise the occupation and use the professional designation.
  • If the licence is voluntary, you don’t need to be certified to practise this occupation.
Find out if your occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Canada
Ontario Psychologist Regulated (compulsory) College of Psychologists of Ontario
Psychological Associate Regulated (compulsory) College of Psychologists of Ontario
Psychotherapist Regulated (compulsory) College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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