Become a Midwife

The Canadian standard for midwifery education is a baccalaureate degree in midwifery (B. Mid.).

To practice legally as a midwife in Saskatchewan, it is necessary to apply for registration with the Saskatchewan College of Midwives. To qualify for registration, the applicant must meet one of the following requirements:


Direct Entry Canadian Midwifery Education Programs

B. Mid., University of British Columbia

B. Mid., Mount Royal University

B. Mid., University College of the North Midwifery Program

B.H.Sc. in Midwifery, Laurentian University * This program is offered in both English and French.

B.H. Sc. in Midwifery, McMaster University

B.H.Sc., Ryerson University * This program offers full-time or part-time.

Baccalauréat en pratique sage-femme, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières * This program is offered in French only.

Other Midwifery Education Programs

Ryerson University Post-Baccalaureate Program for Health Professionals requires two years (6 semesters) of full-time study. This program is open to a few suitable applicants to the Midwifery Education Program each year who hold a health professional baccalaureate degree (e.g., Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from an accredited university, or equivalent.  Priority will be given to those with maternity care experience.

Aboriginal Midwifery Training Program at Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta’ Maternal and Child Centre on Six Nations of the Grand River territory: Aboriginal Midwifery Training Program: 866-446-4922 or 519-445-4922 (Note:  To date, this program is not recognized by the Saskatchewan College of Midwives).

 

Important Note:

Saskatchewan does not yet have its own education program. Women in Saskatchewan who wish to train as a midwife must leave the province to do so.

The health regions that employ midwives have bursaries available for women enrolled in a Canadian midwifery program or for women participating in an approved bridging program. For more information contact the Saskatoon, Regina-Qu'Appelle, or Cypress health regions.