Applicants Registered Elsewhere in Canada

The Labour Mobility Application route applies to any applicant who is currently registered in good standing with another Canadian Dietetic Regulator.

Information Guide

The College has developed an informative guide on the application and registration process for Applicants Registered Elsewhere in Canada to the College of Dietitians of Alberta. We encourage all applicants to review the guide prior to commencing the application process.  Click here to access the Information on Labour Mobility Application for Registration Guide.


Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria below may be registered with the College without further assessment through labour mobility as outlined in the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

To be eligible for registration through labour mobility without further assessment, the applicant must:

  1. Be currently registered in good standing in an active practice category with a provincial dietetic regulator.
  2. Be of good character.
  3. Have registration without conditions, restrictions or limitations.

To be eligible for registration, the applicant must submit the following:

  1. Completed application form including fees for application and practice permit. Click here to access the application for registration (Labour Mobility).
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    2. You may choose to complete the form online and print it before signing and returning the original to the College office.
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Police information check obtained within previous 1 year of application. Click here to complete a MyBackCheck online.
  4. Verification of Registration with all current and/or previous dietetic regulatory bodies. Applicants will be required to contact each dietetic regulatory body directly to request Verification of Registration and to obtain the following:
    • Verification of Registration with regulatory body.
    • Official transcripts showing the degree conferred.
    • Letter verifying completion of internship program.
    • CDRE results (if available).
    • Marriage certificate (if available).

Any fee associated with processing the request for verification is the responsibility of the applicant.

The length of time it takes for an application to be complete and for an applicant to obtain registration depends on the length of time it takes for an applicant to submit the required documentation. The College recommends applicants begin the application process as soon as possible once they have determined they require registration in Alberta. An applicant can start a file with the College office when they are ready to apply and the file will remain open as the applicant submits further documentation.

Once an applicant has submitted all required documentation, the applicant is eligible for registration with the College. This process can typically be completed within 1-3 business days upon receipt of all required documentation.

Applying to other provinces in Canada

The labour mobility route applies to any regulated member who is currently registered in good standing with the College and would like to apply for registration with another Canadian Dietetic Regulator in Canada.

Please be advised that you must keep your Alberta registration in effect until you are registered in another jurisdiction to avoid delays. Other registration requirements may apply, such as:

  • Criminal record checks;
  • proof of liability insurance; or
  • if you have not submitted original transcripts and internship completion documents to the College of Dietitians of Alberta, you may be asked to include them with your application to another jurisdiction.

If you would like information on registering with other Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies across Canada, you will need to contact them directly for an application package.

If you require the College to complete a Verification of Registration as part of your application to another dietetic regulatory body, please contact the College office.