Opticianry is a regulated health profession in Canada. This means that even if you practise Opticianry in you home country, you must have a licence from the Opticians of Manitoba (OOM) to legally practise Opticianry in Manitoba.
Your immigration office will review your education and experience, and may select you to immigrate if it is confident you can find work and contribute to the economy. But your immigration office cannot guarantee that OOM will provide you with a licence to practise Opticianry in Manitoba.
This video summarizes our website content for internationally educated Opticians. View the video to learn quick facts about how to become a licensed Optician in Manitoba. Please note that the address in the video is no longer valid as we have moved to our current address at Unit 215-1080 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3G 3M3. We no longer require the evaluation of your credentials by WES or ICES.
For more information about becoming an optician in Canada and to view the video “A Day in the Life” which describes the experience of internationally trained optometrists and opticians who have successfully licensed in Canada, go the Opticians Council of Canada website https://becomeanoptician.com/how-to-become-an-optician/