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Step 4: Licence

You require a Licence to legally practise Opticianry in Manitoba. You must complete these four tasks to apply for a Licence:

Task 1. Required Documents

Gather your required documents:

a) OAC Membership (optional)

Details are provided in the Application for Licence Form (See Task 2 below).

b) Proof of Insurance

You require a minimum of $1 million in Professional Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance coverage. Provide a photocopy of your insurance coverage certificate.

You may acquire insurance through an insurance agency or by becoming a member of the Opticians Association of Canada. If you become a member of the OAC your membership includes $1 million in Professional Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance at no additional charge.

c) Criminal Record Search Certificatae

Complete a Criminal Record Check and provide the original Criminal Record Search Certificate to the Opticians of Manitoba (OOM). A Vulnerable Sector Screening is NOT required.

Contact the Winnipeg Police Service or your local police station.

important IMPORTANT
OOM will accept an original Criminal Record Search Certificate that is up to 5 years old. You must submit an original certificate to OOM even if you submitted the certificate during your Application for PLAR.

d) Passport Photos

Provide two original passport photos with your signature on the back of each photo.

Task 2. Application Form

Complete the 2016 APPLICATION FOR LICENSE FORMs (PDF)

Task 3. Licence Fee

Prepare your LICENSE FEE for Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses.

You may pay by one of the following methods:

  • Money order
  • Credit card (To pay by telephone, call OOM at 204.222.8404)
  • Certified personal or business cheque (Please make cheques payable to Opticians of Manitoba)

Task 4. Delivery

Mail or hand-deliver all required documents with your application forms to OOM:

Opticians of Manitoba
215-1080 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3G 3M3

important IMPORTANT
Do NOT send documents by fax or email. Original signatures are required. OOM will return all original documents by registered mail.
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