Job requirements Administrative Nutritionist in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "administrative nutritionist" was moved from the group Dietitians and nutritionists (NOC 3132) to the group Dietitians and nutritionists (NOC 31121).

Find out what you typically need to work as an administrative nutritionist in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Dietitians and nutritionists (NOC 31121).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Dietitians require a bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition or a related field such as food and nutritional science from a program accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP), and a period of supervised practical training.
  • Successful completion of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE) is required in all provinces except Quebec.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required in all provinces for dietitians.
  • Membership in the national association, Dietitians of Canada, is voluntary.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for nutritionists in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Alberta. In the remaining provinces, nutritionists may require the same education and practical training as dietitians.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Dietitian, Registered (also Nutritionist, Registered) Regulated College of Dietitians of Alberta
British Columbia Dietitian (registered) Regulated College of Dietitians of British Columbia
Manitoba Dietitian Regulated College of Dietitians of Manitoba
New Brunswick Dietitian Regulated New Brunswick Association of Dietitians
Newfoundland and Labrador Dietitian And Nutritionist Regulated Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dietitians
Nova Scotia Dietitian And Nutritionist Regulated Nova Scotia Dietetic Association
Ontario Dietitian And Nutritionist Regulated College of Dietitians of Ontario
Prince Edward Island Dietitian Regulated College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island
Québec Dietitian Regulated Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec
Saskatchewan Dietician Regulated Saskatchewan Dietitians Association

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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