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Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration (0411)

Description

Government managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the development and administration of health care policies, social policies and related programs designed to protect and promote the health and social welfare of individuals and communities. These managers are employed by government departments and agencies.
Skill Level A
Skill Type 0

Other titles

  • adjustment programs director - government services
  • administrative tribunal judge - government services
  • administrator, social programs - government services
  • administrator, traffic safety - government services
  • administrator, welfare services - government services
  • apprenticeship training director - government services
  • apprenticeship training service director - government services
  • assistant chief health inspector - government services
  • assistant director, health programs - government services
  • assistant director, social programs - government services
  • career development and employment district director - government services
  • career development director - government services
  • career information director - government services
  • chief, claims and benefits control - employment insurance
  • chief, health information and promotion - government services
  • chief, health promotion - government services
  • chief, immigration appeals and litigation - government services
  • chief, inquiries and services - employment insurance
  • chief, labour demand analysis - government services
  • chief, office of health promotion - government services
  • chief, regional pay centre - employment insurance
  • chief, repayment and benefits control - employment insurance
  • chief, social development programs - government services
  • chief, social programs development - government services
  • child welfare regional manager - government services
  • child welfare services manager - government services
  • city medical officer of health
  • city medical officer of health - government services
  • claims and benefits control chief - employment insurance
  • community planning director - government services
  • community rehabilitation manager - government services
  • day-care planning services director - government services
  • director, adjustment programs - government services
  • director, apprenticeship training - government services
  • director, apprenticeship training service - government services
  • director, career development - government services
  • director, career information - government services
  • director, community planning - government services
  • director, day-care planning services - government services
  • director, employment and insurance programs - government services
  • director, employment equity programs - government services
  • director, employment programs - government services
  • director, environmental health services - government services
  • director, family and children's services - government services
  • director, family benefits - government services
  • director, family services - government services
  • director, health care insurance plan - government services
  • director, health care insurance refund claims - government services
  • director, health education - government services
  • director, health information and promotion
  • director, health information and promotion - government services
  • director, health services - government services
  • director, home care services - government services
  • director, homemaker services - government services
  • director, housekeeping services - government services
  • director, housing policy and development
  • director, housing policy and development - government services
  • director, immigration and settlement - government services
  • director, Immigration Appeal Division - government services
  • director, industrial hygiene and health - government services
  • director, job training - government services
  • director, local health services - government services
  • director, occupational training - government services
  • director, professional development - government services
  • director, protection services - government services
  • director, rural housing programs - government services
  • director, settlement programs - government services
  • director, social planning - government services
  • director, social services - government services
  • director, social services policy, planning and research - government services
  • director, social surveys - government services
  • director, social work - government services
  • director, survey research - government services
  • director, vocational education - government services
  • director, vocational training - government services
  • director, welfare services - government services
  • director, welfare services administration - government services
  • district administrator, income security - government services
  • district director, career development and employment - government services
  • district director, professional development and employment - government services
  • district director, rural and Native housing services - government services
  • district manager - employment insurance
  • educational director, public health nursing - government services
  • employment and insurance programs director - government services
  • employment centre director
  • employment equity programs director - government services
  • employment insurance regional manager - government services
  • employment programs director - government services
  • environmental health services director - government services
  • family and children's services director - government services
  • family benefits director - government services
  • family services director - government services
  • food safety programs manager - government services
  • health and welfare manager - government services
  • health care insurance plan director - government services
  • health care insurance refund claims director - government services
  • health education director - government services
  • health information and promotion chief - government services
  • health information and promotion director - government services
  • health program operations manager - government services
  • health programs assistant director - government services
  • health promotion chief - government services
  • health services director - government services
  • health strategies manager - government services
  • home care services director - government services
  • homemaker services director - government services
  • housekeeping services director - government services
  • housing policy and development director - government services
  • immigration and settlement director
  • immigration and settlement director - government services
  • Immigration Appeal Division director - government services
  • immigration appeals and litigation chief - government services
  • immigration appeals manager - government services
  • income security district administrator - government services
  • income security regional manager - government services
  • industrial hygiene and health director - government services
  • inquiries and services chief - employment insurance
  • job training director - government services
  • judge, administrative tribunal - government services
  • labour demand analysis chief - government services
  • labour regional director - government services
  • local health services director - government services
  • manager, child welfare services - government services
  • manager, community rehabilitation - government services
  • manager, district - employment insurance
  • manager, food safety programs - government services
  • manager, health and welfare - government services
  • manager, health program operations
  • manager, health program operations - government services
  • manager, health strategies - government services
  • manager, immigration appeals - government services
  • manager, social services planning
  • manager, social services planning - government services
  • manager, survey research - government services
  • medical officer of health, city - government services
  • Métis development programs regional director - government services
  • municipal officer, public health - government services
  • occupational training director - government services
  • office of health promotion chief - government services
  • professional development and employment district director - government services
  • professional development director - government services
  • protection services director - government services
  • public administrator - government services
  • public health director
  • public health municipal officer - government services
  • public health nursing educational director - government services
  • regional director, labour - government services
  • regional director, Métis development programs - government services
  • regional director, social services - government services
  • regional manager, child welfare - government services
  • regional manager, employment insurance - government services
  • regional manager, income security - government services
  • regional manager, rural and Native housing - government services
  • regional pay centre chief - employment insurance
  • repayment and benefits control chief - employment insurance
  • rural and Aboriginal housing regional manager - government services
  • rural and Aboriginal housing services district director - government services
  • rural and Native housing regional manager - government services
  • rural and Native housing services district director - government services
  • rural housing programs director - government services
  • settlement programs director - government services
  • social development programs chief - government services
  • social planning director - government services
  • social programs administrator - government services
  • social programs assistant director - government services
  • social programs development chief - government services
  • social services director - government services
  • social services planning manager - government services
  • social services policy, planning and research director - government services
  • social services regional director - government services
  • social surveys director - government services
  • social work director - government services
  • survey research director - government services
  • survey research manager - government services
  • traffic safety administrator - government services
  • vocational education director - government services
  • vocational training director - government services
  • welfare services administration director - government services
  • welfare services administrator - government services
  • welfare services director - government services

2 Confirm the occupational regulations

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Regulations and laws

Regulations and laws governing specific occupations are fixed by provincial and territorial governments around specific occupations.


This occupation is not regulated in Canada. This means that you are not required to be registered with one of the provincial or territorial regulatory authorities to be authorized to practise this occupation in Canada.

Regulated Non-regulated
Mandatory certification, licence, or registration Voluntary certification, licence, or registration No certification, licence, or registration exists
Exclusive right to practise Reserved title Available None
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon

Definition

Regulated occupation

An occupation controlled by provincial and territorial (and sometimes federal) law, and governed by a regulatory body. About 20 per cent of jobs are in regulated occupations. These include regulated professions (e.g., nursing) and skilled trades (e.g., plumbing).

The law requires you to obtain a certificate, licence, or registration to use the reserved title for the occupation or obtain the exclusive right to practise the occupation. These regulations are intended to protect the health and safety of Canadians by ensuring that professionals meet the required standards of practice and competency.

There are two types of regulation:

  • Exclusive right to practise: A profession whose members are the only ones who can engage in the profession’s activities and use the title allowed them by law. The law defines, among other things, the professional activities strictly reserved for the members of each regulatory body.
  • Reserved title: A profession where only members of a regulatory body can make use of specific titles and abbreviations allowed them by law. Individuals who are not members of that regulatory body may practise the occupation, but they may not use any of these titles or allow others to believe (by using a similar title or abbreviation) they are members of a regulatory body.
Non-regulated occupation:  

A profession or trade for which there is no legal requirement or restriction on practice with regard to licences, certificates, or registration.

  • Voluntary certification, licence, or registration: The province or territory in which voluntary certification, licensing, or registration is available but not required by law..
  • • No certification, licence, or registration exists

3 Learn about credential assessment and recognition

Some organizations in Canada responsible for the recognition of academic credentials may not have the capacity to assess the international academic credentials you are presenting to them. This may be the case when you apply for a job with an employer in a non-regulated occupation.

These organizations may sometimes rely on external academic credential assessment services to support their internal process. Six members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC) can provide this service.

Upon completion of an academic credential assessment for general purposes, you would receive an assessment report, which in turn could be provided to the organization responsible for the recognition of your international academic credentials.

Get more information on how to obtain an assessment for general purposes under the Additional information tab listed below.

Occupational assessment

Get more information on how to obtain an assessment for general purposes under the Additional information tab listed above.

Immigration

Immigration to Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the department responsible for immigration to Canada.


The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) - Express Entry

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by IRCC. If you intend to immigrate to Canada under the FSWP and obtained your academic credentials outside Canada, one of the requirements is to obtain an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for immigration purposes.1 For more detailed information on IRCC's requirements for this immigration program, visit their Web site.



1. A requirement for immigration purposes ONLY

It is important to note that obtaining an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is a requirement for immigration purposes only.

It is separate from the process of obtaining a licence to practise from the relevant regulatory authority.

Obtaining a licence to practise is not required to apply to IRCC's FSWP.

Additional information

Before undertaking an academic credential assessment for general purposes, it is extremely important to verify that the regulatory authority, or employer requires and will accept an assessment report issued by one of the six members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC).

If so, contact one of the academic credential assessment services below to obtain detailed information on:
  • application forms;
  • how to submit your international academic credentials for assessment;
  • timelines and fees for obtaining an academic credential assessment report.

An academic credential assessment for general purposes can take between several weeks to several months to obtain. It is strongly recommended that you begin this process prior to your arrival in Canada.

Although assessment services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained outside Canada compare with those obtained in Canada, their assessments are advisory only. In Canada, they do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for:
  • admission at an educational institution;
  • certification, licensing, or registration in an occupation; and/or
  • general employment.

All six members of the Alliance adhere to the Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials, and their assessments are used by many organizations. For more information on the Alliance, please visit its Web site, or use the information below to connect directly with its members.

Alberta

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
9th floor, 9942 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 780-427-2655
Fax : (+1) 780-422-9734

British Columbia

International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)
3700 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3H2 Canada
icesinfo@bcit.ca
Telephone : (+1) 604-434-5734
Fax : (+1) 604-435-7033

Northwest Territories

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
9th floor, 9942 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 780-427-2655
Fax : (+1) 780-422-9734

Ontario

World Education Services - Canada (WES)
1400 - 2 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3 Canada
contactca@wes.org
Telephone : (+1) 416-972-0070
Fax : (+1) 416-972-9004
Comparative Education Service (CES)
162 St. George Street, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V8 Canada
ces.info@utoronto.ca
Telephone : (+1) 416-978-0393
Fax : (+1) 416-978-2185
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)
102 - 100 Stone Road West Guelph, Ontario N1G 5L3 Canada
info@icascanada.ca
Telephone : (+1) 519-763-7282
Fax : (+1) 519-763-6964

Quebec

Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et Intégration du Québec (MIFI)
Service de l’analyse des diplômes internationaux (SADI), 285 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage Montréal, Quebec H2Y 1T8 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 514-864-9191

Saskatchewan

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
9th floor, 9942 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 780-427-2655
Fax : (+1) 780-422-9734

Mobility

International mobility

Find out more about international mobility and MRAs.

Financial assistance

Internationally trained professionals may have access to financial assistance to complete the assessment process that will allow them to work in their intended occupations. These micro-loan programs are offered to citizens or permanent residents of Canada who were trained outside Canada and do not have sufficient credit history to borrow from a Canadian financial institution.

To learn about participating provinces and territories, and determine your eligibility, use the information below to find an organization close to you offering micro loans.

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project
238 - 8131 Westminster Hwy
Richmond British Columbia
V6X 1A7 Canada

SEED Winnipeg Inc. - Recognition Counts! Micro Loans for Skilled Immigrants
80 Salter Street
Winnipeg Manitoba
R2W 4J6 Canada

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
2120 - 6960 Mumford Road
Halifax Nova Scotia
B3L 4P1 Canada

WIL Employment Connections - Internationally Trained Workers
141 Dundas Street, 4th Floor
London Ontario
N6A 1G3 Canada

Canada Microcredit Educators Group - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Pilot Project
420 University Ave, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1551
Charlottetown Prince Edward Island
C1A 7Z5 Canada

Microcrédit Montréal
319 - 3680 rue Jeanne Mance
Montreal Quebec
H2X 2K5 Canada

Alberta

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

British Columbia

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project
238 - 8131 Westminster Hwy
Richmond British Columbia
V6X 1A7 Canada

Manitoba

SEED Winnipeg Inc. - Recognition Counts! Micro Loans for Skilled Immigrants
80 Salter Street
Winnipeg Manitoba
R2W 4J6 Canada

New Brunswick

Multicultural Association of Fredericton
28 Saunders Street
Fredericton New Brunswick
E3B 1N1 Canada

Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area
22 Church St, Suite C170
Moncton New Brunswick
E1C 0P7 Canada

YMCA of Greater Saint John
191 Churchill Blvd.
Saint John New Brunswick
E2K 3E2 Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador

AXIS Career Services, Association for New Canadians
A/S Association for New Canadians, 10 Smithville Crescent, P.O.Box 2031, Stn. C
St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador
A1C 5R6 Canada

Nova Scotia

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
2120 - 6960 Mumford Road
Halifax Nova Scotia
B3L 4P1 Canada

Ontario

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

WIL Employment Connections - Internationally Trained Workers
141 Dundas Street, 4th Floor
London Ontario
N6A 1G3 Canada

Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF)
80 Aberdeen Street
Ottawa Ontario
K1S 5R5 Canada

Prince Edward Island

Canada Microcredit Educators Group - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Pilot Project
420 University Ave, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1551
Charlottetown Prince Edward Island
C1A 7Z5 Canada

Quebec

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

Microcrédit Montréal
319 - 3680 rue Jeanne Mance
Montreal Quebec
H2X 2K5 Canada

Saskatchewan

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Bureau 710, 5455 Avenue de Gaspé
Montréal Quebec
H2T 3B3 Canada

220 - 20th St W. Suite 219, Second Level
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7M 0W9 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada