Last updated: December 2019
- College of Dietitians of Manitoba (CDM)
- Registered Dietitian (R.D.)
- Graduate Dietitian (G.D.)
- Dietetic Intern (D.I.)
- Dietitians of Canada (DC) is a national organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the profession. DC also develops professional standards and resources; accredits education and training programs. DC is not a regulatory body.
Application process (for professional registration)
- See Credential Assessment Agencies accepted by CDM.
- See CDM Requirements regarding Language Proficiency.
Professional competency profiles:
See Dieticians of Canada Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEP)
- CDM Application Guide for Internationally Educated Dietitians (pdf)
- Canadian Dietetic Practice – Orientation and Self Assessment Tool (OSAT)
- FAQs at CDM
- See numerous Resources listed at CDM including:
- CDRE (Examination) Preparation Guide (in English and French)
- CDRE (Examination) Computer Based Tutorial Guide
- Professional Practice Handbook
- Dietitians of Canada – See list of Resources at Learn about Dietitians
- Dietitians of Canada (DC) offers various categories of membership. DC is not a regulatory body.
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Related occupations / Alternate careers:
There are many reasons an internationally-educated dietician may be interested in working in a related occupation. Related occupations provide an individual with the opportunity to:
- apply his/her skills and experience in a different (but related) occupation;
- gain meaningful, interim employment while pursuing professional certification;
- gain meaningful, alternative employment (as a stepping stone or career goal) if he/she chooses not to pursue professional certification or if he/she is not eligible to pursue professional certification.
Listed below are examples of occupations in the broader field of dietetics, health and safety, and food services. While each occupation will have its own set of employment requirements, none are regulated occupations in Manitoba and therefore do not have certification / registration requirements with a professional regulatory body. Employers often, however, require applicants to have job-specific experience, training, and/or certification. Always check the hiring criteria carefully. Hiring criteria is set by the employer and will vary from employer to employer.
|3219||Other medical technologists and technicians (incl. dietary technician, food and nutrition technician – dietetics)|
|9465||Testers and graders, food and beverage processing|
|2263||Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety|
|4164||Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|6311||Food service supervisors|
|0631||Restaurant and food service managers|
Note: This Fact Sheet was developed by Manitoba Education and Training, Immigration and Economic Opportunities Division. It serves as a guide and will be updated periodically. When researching information on professional registration policies and procedures, always refer to the regulator to ensure accurate, up-to-date information.
1 The Government of Canada updates the National Occupational Classification (NOC) every five years. At present, users can access three versions of NOC (2016, 2011, and 2006) on the NOC website. With each update, some NOC codes will change but the majority will stay the same. When searching an occupation on the NOC website always use the most recent version (NOC 2016). The Government of Canada also operates Job Bank using NOC codes. Job Bank, however, currently operates on NOC 2011. When navigating on Job Bank, always use 2011 NOC codes.