Opticianry is a regulated health profession in Canada. Each province and territory has a regulatory body that administers registration and licensing requirements.
In Manitoba, the regulatory body is the Opticians of Manitoba (OOM).
You must acquire a licence to practise Opticianry in Manitoba. To practise Opticianry without a licence is a legal offence and can result in disciplinary action or fines.
To acquire a licence to practise Opticianry in Manitoba, you must:
- Complete the registration and licensing process outlined on this website
- Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant (permanent resident), or hold a valid work visa
Before you begin the registration and licensing process with OOM, contact your immigration office to ensure you meet the requirements to immigrate to Manitoba:
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
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.