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International Professionals

Information for Internationally Educated Professionals

Each year, Volunteer Services receives many volunteer applications from internationally educated professionals. Please note that while we are pleased to accept your application, volunteers at St. Michael's are not permitted to take on any tasks or responsibilities that fall outside the scope of the volunteer role.

Therefore, any tasks or responsibilities that can only legally be performed by a member of a licenced or regulated profession (physician, pharmacist, physiotherapist, laboratory technician, etc.) are not included in any volunteer role descriptions. Volunteering will not allow you the opportunity to practice or develop your clinical or technical skills, nor are our volunteer roles designed to be professional internship opportunities. Also, for reasons of patient privacy, St. Michael's does not permit volunteers to shadow physicians or other health care professionals.

If you are an internationally educated professional and you are looking for:

  • information on the regulatory colleges
  • education and assessment programs
  • entry to practice requirements
  • information on internships and mentorships

Please see for more information:

Global Experience Ontario
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Health Force Ontario
Ministry of Health

Nursing professionals only

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Sheridan College
Occupation Specific Language Training (Health Sciences)