College of Midwives of British Columbia

Welcome Internationally Educated Midwives

All internationally-educated midwives (IEMs) who want to register to practice in BC must complete the Multi-jurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Program (MMBP). The MMBP supports midwives who have been educated outside of Canada in making the transition to working in the Canadian health care system and in the Canadian model of midwifery. Both a seven-month program, with intensives, distance accessible components and a three month clinical placement, and an accelerated option are available.

For details about practicing midwifery in British Columbia see Practicing in BC.

For information on applying to the Multi-jurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Program, go to This site is being updated regularly.

If you are not sure if you want to work as a midwife in BC, take the following...

You may wish to apply to the MMBP if:
  1. you have been educated as a midwife outside of Canada
  2. you have completed the self-assessment form and concluded that you have most of the competencies required
  3. you have completed the lifestyle assessment form and are ready to work in the BC model of midwifery practice
  4. you are not currently registered as a midwife in a Canadian province
  5. you have not graduated from a CMBC approved education program

You may qualify for assistance in applying and participating in the MMBP through Health Skills Connect. Visit the following websites to find out:

BC Ministry of Economic Development - Skills Connect for Immigrants Program

Welcome BC - British Columbia's official site for Immigration and Welcoming Communities.

Douglas College: Working Solutions - Health