Job requirements Dentist in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a dentist in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Dentists (NOC 3113).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • One to four years of pre-dentistry university studies or, in Quebec, completion of a college program in sciences and A university degree from a recognized dental program are required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial regulatory body is required.
  • Dentists in general practice can move into a specialized practice through advanced training.
  • Licensing for specializations is required.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

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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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