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College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) is the governing body for traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the college to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner or acupuncturist in this province.

Reports / Applications

2014

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2014

Applications to Practise Processed by the CTCMPAO in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received62047412961961,200
Applicants who became members54835282931411,045

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by the CTCMPAO in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,11078401,0842352,547
Applicants who became members83773279061431,986

Quick Facts

Number of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists3,031
Number of Internationally Trained Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists1,254

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2014

Ontario1,385
Other Canadian Provinces108
USA55
Other International1,199
Unknown284
Total3,031
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)41%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists, 2014

Largest NumberChina
Second Largest NumberU.S.
Third Largest NumberKorea
Fourth Largest NumberRussia
Fifth Largest NumberUkraine
Number of Applicants376

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the CTCMPAO for further information about your ability to practise as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner or acupuncturist in Ontario.