BECOMING A MIDWIFE
In 2007 the Saskatchewan College of Midwives recommended that basic midwifery education be a baccalaureate degree in midwifery.
There are various ways to registration as a midwife in Saskatchewan:
Canadian Midwifery Education Programs
There are sEVEN midwifery education programs available in Canada.
Each program administers exams recognized by their respective provincial regulatory bodies.
935 Ramsey Lake Road,
Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
Tel: (705) 675-4822
* This program is offered in both English and French.
Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery
(MDCL) Third Fl.,
3103-1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5
Tel: 905-525-9140, Ext. 26654
* This program is offered in English only
350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, ON. M5B 2L4
Tel: (416) 979-5104 or (416) 979-5271
* This program offers part-time studies in English only.
Université du Québec à Trois Rivières
Casier postal 500,
Trois Rivières, QC G9A 5H7
Midwifery Program Tel: (819) 376-5045 or 1-800-365-0922
* This program is offered in French only.
University of British Columbia
B54-2194 Health Services Mall,
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3
* This program is offered in English only.
University College of the North
Kanaci Otinowawosowin (Aboriginal Midwifery)
Bachelor of Midwifery
The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1M7
Mount Royal University
Bachelor of Midwifery Program
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary , AB T3E 6K6
Other Midwifery Education Programs
Saskatchewan does not have its own education program. This is a problem for women wanting to train as midwives who cannot leave the province.
Although there are midwifery schools in the United States who have distance education programs clinical experience can be difficult to arrange and The Saskatchewan College of Midwives does not recognize these programs at this time.
We would urge anyone considering this route to be fully aware of the problems and to consult the IMPP or the MMBP programs to determine their eligibility requirements to then transition into one of those programs for eventual registration in a Canadian province.