Job requirements Technician, Thermology And Electrolysis in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a technician, thermology and electrolysis in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations (NOC 6562).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of high school, college or beauty school programs for cosmeticians, estheticians, electrologists, manicurists and pedicurists is required or On-the-job training is provided.
  • Electrologists usually require certification from an electrologist's educational or training institution.
  • Membership in a provincial or national electrolysis association may be required.
  • Completion of a registered dermal therapy program may be required to provide electrology laser and vascular treatments.
  • Estheticians usually require certification from an esthetician's educational or training institution.
  • Apprenticeship for electrologists, estheticians and nail technicians is available in Manitoba. Trade certification for these occupations is compulsory in that province.
  • A business license is required for workers in this group who are owners/operators of businesses offering these services.
  • Practitioners offering these personal services are required to adhere to infection control procedures.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Manitoba Electrologist Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
Esthetician Regulated Apprenticeship Manitoba
New Brunswick Aesthetician Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Saskatchewan Esthetician (nail Technician) Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Esthetician (skin Care Technician) Regulated Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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