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College of Psychologists of Ontario

College of Psychologists of Ontario

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The College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) is the governing body for psychologists and psychological associates in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the CPO to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a psychologist or psychological associate in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2016

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

 2019

2019

Psychologists_Fair-Registration-Practices-Report-2019.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1342644480252
Applicants who became members996533210218

 2018

2018

Psychologists_Fair-Registration-Practices-Report-2018.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1164028260210
Applicants who became members108512890196

 2017

2017

Psychologists_Fair-Registration-Practices-Report-2017.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1093332280202
Applicants who became members105443260187

 2016

2016

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1032632240185
Applicants who became members944232130181

 2015

2015

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1003128240183
Applicants who became members824226150165

 2014

2014

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2014

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received946854320248
Applicants who became members1305042190241

 2013

2013


Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1105143250229
Applicants who became members1404340150238

 2012

2012


Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1134851190231
Applicants who became members944832120186

 2011

2011


Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Psychologists)

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received995749270232
Applicants who became members632720110121

 2010

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received62362414n/a136
Applicants who became members7344247n/a148

n/a = not available

 2009

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009
Audit Report

Information to Applicants: The CPO is improving its systems for tracking applicants' progress and for communicating with applicants. This will help ensure timely and more efficient communications.

The CPO also now provides detailed, written reasons to applicants when it communicates registration decisions.

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 CPO in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received782837210164
Applicants who became members752132100138

 2008

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

Applications to Practise Processed by the CPO in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received693244150160
Applicants who became members64153320114

 2007

2007


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

Quick Facts

Number of Psychologists, Psychological Associates3,781
Number of Internationally Trained Psychologists, Psychological Associates754

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


Location of Training, 2019

Ontario2,370
Other Canadian Provinces657
USA579
Other International175
Unknown0
Total3,781
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)20%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Psychologists, Psychological Associates, 2019

Largest NumberU.K.
Second Largest NumberS. Africa
Third Largest NumberIndia
Fourth Largest NumberIran
Fifth Largest NumberSpain
Number of Applicants29

The College of Psychologists 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 CPO for further information about your ability to practise as a psychologist or psychological associate in Ontario.

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