Frequently Asked Questions
The Midwifery Education Program (MEP) is a competitive limited enrolment program. Over the years, a very few candidates have been successful in gaining admittance directly from high school. High school graduates are encouraged to gain further college or university experience before applying.
Ryerson University is part of a consortium with McMaster University and Laurentian University for the Midwifery Education Program in the province of Ontario. Applicants can apply to all 3 programs.
Midwifery is an autonomous profession separate and distinct from nursing and medicine. While some applicants have these types of backgrounds and certification, they are not a requirement to apply to the program, and they do not improve your chances of being accepted into the program. A wide range of life and work experiences, not limited to health care, can be an asset in applying to the program.
Applicants do not apply for the PB program. Potential PB candidates are flagged by admissions when all applications are reviewed. You will be notified by the Admissions office if you are a potential PB applicant. The application process is no different for potential PB applicants. The Post-Baccalaureate Program for Health Professionals requires two years (6 semesters) of full-time study. This program is open to a limited number of 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. Application procedures are the same as those outlined for the four year program.
More information: Post-Baccalaureate Program for Health Professionals
The program is not available online.
Applicants to the Midwifery Education Program must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Protected Persons/Convention Refugees (with Canadian addresses), or in the process of obtaining their residency status. This program is not available to international students.
The International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program (IMPP) is provided by the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson. The purpose of this program is to provide internationally educated midwives with assessment and education which will prepare them to register as midwives in Ontario.