Job requirements University Professor in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as an university professor in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • A doctoral degree in the field of specialization is required for university professors.
  • A master's degree in the field of specialization is required for university lecturers.
  • Licences or professional certification may be required for professors teaching future practitioners in certain professionally regulated fields, such as medicine, engineering, architecture, psychology or law.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

We don’t have any data on professional certification requirements. This occupation is not regulated in Canada based on our records.

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

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