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Applications for initial registered midwife registration in British Columbia

Initial applications

The following​ applications​ provide information about the different paths to midwifery registration in British Columbia. Choose the option that best applies to you; if you have questions, contact BCCNM Registration Services at​ or 604.742.6200 (1.866.880.7101 toll-free within Canada only).

Graduates of recognized midwifery education prog​​rams 

​Apply in this category if you graduated from a BCCNM-recognized midwifery education program in Canada.

Canadi​​​an mid​wives​

Apply as a Canadian midwife if you are currently registered in another Canadian jurisdiction and hold practising midwife registration (or its equivalent) in that jurisdiction.

Internationally-educated m​​​idwives

Internationally-educated midwives who wish to practice midwifery in B.C. must complete the BCCNM-recognized bridging program.

Midw​​ifery st​​udents

All students enrolled in UBC’s midwifery education program and any student from BCCNM recognized midwifery education programs wishing to do a placement in B.C.

Temporary emergency registration​​

Short-term registration to support emergency health care response in British Columbia.

Registration resources

Complex applications and Registration Committee

Some applications are complex and require review and decision by the Registration Committee.

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​