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Study to be a midwife

​Re​​​cognized midwifery education programs

​BCCNM re​​views and recognizes midwifery ​​education programs and courses required for initial registration as a midwife. After students graduate from a recognized midwifery education program, they can apply for BCCNM registration.

​Educat​ional Institution

Mount Royal University

Bachelor ​of Midwifery (B.Mid.)


British Col​umbia​
​Educat​ional Institution
University of British Columbia
​Baccalaureate Midwifery Program​
University of British Columbia
​Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging Program
​Educat​ional Institution
​McMaster University 
​Midwifery Undergraduate Program
Toronto Metropolitan University 
Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)

Graduate​s of midwifery education programs not recognized by BCCNM

If you are a graduate of a Canadian midwifery education program not recognized by BCCNM, you must first apply for and be granted midwifery registration in a Canadian province or territory that recognizes that program. Once you have been granted registration in that jurisdiction, you can apply for registration in B.C. as a Canadian midwife.

If you complete your midwifery program outside of Canada, you will need to apply for registration as an internationally educated midwife.​

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