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).
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.
|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|
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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