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College of Dietitians of Ontario

College of Dietitians of Ontario

The College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO) is the governing body for dietitians in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the college to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a dietitian in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2018

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

 2019

2019

Dietitians_Fair-Registration-Practices-Report-2019.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2066713540340
Applicants who became members1826111180272

 2018

2018

Dietitians_Fair-Registration-Practices-Report-2018.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2035915780355
Applicants who became members1975411190281


 2017

2017

Dietitians_Fair Registration Practices Report - 2017.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2176712620358
Applicants who became members144583130218


 2016

2016

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received196599750339
Applicants who became members189453250262

 2015

2015

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received230614630358
Applicants who became members231699180327

 2014

2014

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2014

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1896511620327
Applicants who became members125543230205

 2013

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received166508300254
Applicants who became members220459224300

 2012

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received176516180251
Applicants who became members161777200265

 2011

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Dietitians)

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received16517316380392
Applicants who became members1077217200216

 2010

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1148112330240
Applicants who became members67681130149

 2009

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009
Audit Report

Classes of Certificate: The CDO is considering the addition of new classes of certificate, which include a “provisional class” that would allow applicants to practise in areas of demonstrated competence while completing further training.

For a description of all OFC-monitored developments for this profession for 2009, see the 2009-2010 Annual Report.

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received109777480241
Applicants who became members131898250253

 2008

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

Applications to Practise Processed by the CDO in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received8969731n/a196
Applicants who became members7938725n/a149

n/a = not available

 2007

2007


During the fall and winter of 2007-2008, the OFC undertook a study of the CDO to understand its 2007 registration practices and establish baseline data and information. PDF

Quick Facts

Number of Dietitians4,188
Number of Internationally Trained Dietitians379

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2019

Ontario2,943
Other Canadian Provinces866
USA107
Other International272
Unknown0
Total4,188
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)9%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Dietitians, 2019

Largest NumberIndia
Second Largest NumberLebanon
Third Largest NumberJordan
Fourth Largest NumberU.K.
Fifth Largest NumberIran
Number of Applicants36

The College of Dietitians of Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the CDO for further information about your ability to practise as a dietitian in Ontario.

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