What happens after graduation? Are there any steps you need to take to become eligible to use your degree in Canada?


Sure, the applying part might be pretty straight forward, but what about the coming home to practice part? Are there any steps you need to take when you return to Canada with your degree?

Usually, yes! Depending on your program, it could be as simple as filing paperwork or as complicated as taking additional studies and exams. But we won’t leave you stranded. We’ll walk you through the process before you make your decision to study in Australia to make sure it’s right for you.

We’re here to help you understand the licensing process specific to your degree and to your province. Whenever you have a question, just email OzTREKK—that’s why we’re here! While we don’t represent the accrediting bodies, we’ve tried to break down the steps in an easy-to-understand format. For any specific questions, you should always contact the provincial regulatory body of your profession.

What you’ll find on this page:

Understanding Licensing



Are you planning to get a degree in audiology? Learn more about what it takes to become licensed to practice audiology in Canada.




Graduate qualifications from Macquarie University’s Master of Chiropractic are recognized internationally. Find out more about the process.




The CDAC has a mutual recognition with the Australian Dental Council since 2010. Learn more about returning home with an Australian dental degree.



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Graduate qualifications from an Australian law school are recognized internationally. Learn more about the accreditation process.




Are you thinking about studying medicine? What about getting a medical residency? Learn more about  becoming a doctor




All nursing professions are regulated in Canada. RNs are licensed in the province or territory in which they work. Find out how the process works.



Occupational Therapy

The OT programs OzTREKK represents are recognized by the WFOT. Learn about the steps to become a licensed occupational therapist in Canada.




The Canadian licensing process for internationally educated graduates is managed by an organization called FORAC. Have a look at the steps to become a licensed optometrist in Canada.


Bachelor of Pharmacy degrees



Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy degrees are recognized internationally. Learn more about becoming a licensed pharmacist in Canada.




Graduate qualifications in physiotherapy from Australian universities are recognized internationally. Find out more about becoming a licensed physiotherapist in Canada.



Public Health

There is no need to register with an accrediting body in Canada or complete any further schooling in order to have your credentials recognized.



Speech Pathology

Are you considering a career in speech pathology? Learn more about what it takes to become licensed in speech pathology.




Teaching is a regulated profession in Canada. Each province and territory in Canada has its own individual certification board. Learn about the process of applying for provincial certification.



Veterinary Medicine

The veterinary programs we represent hold full American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation. Learn more about returning home to practice veterinary medicine.

Finding Employment

After you complete the accreditation / licensing process for your degree, your next question will most likely be, “Where can I get a job?”

While some graduates find employment in Australia, most look for opportunities back home in Canada. But where and when do you start? What kinds jobs are available? What is the best fit for you?

These are all questions that you don’t have to navigate alone. Check out our Finding Employment page!