Becoming a Psychologist in Canada: An Introduction


Welcome to Psychology Canada, your resource for finding out what it takes to become a registered Psychologist in Canada. Within the site are each of the provincial requirments in order to qualify and register as a Psychologist, so feel free to browse. If you have any additional questions do not hesitate to ask.

In order to become a registered Psychologist some provinces only require a Masters Degree in psychology, which usually requires the completion of a four year undergraduate degree in psychology or equivalent. Each province is unique in what they require in order to register as a Psychologist, and generally you must obtain a Doctoral Degree (PhD). After you have the educational requirements most provinces/territories require the EPPP – Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology Examination as well complete an interview or oral examination with your provinces/territories respective Psychological Association. Furthermore, to complete your registration you will most likely have to complete a period of supervised on job practice.

For specific information on how to become a psychologist, please refer to the menu above and select your provincial/territorial disctrict to read about their specific requirements, schooling institutions and more. If you would like to know more about the world of professional psychology you may want to take a look at these links below:

  1. Careers in Psychology
  2. Examination for Profesisonal Practice of Psychology (EPPP)
  3. Why Become a Psychologist?
  4. How to Find a Psychologist in Your Province / City?
  5. Latest in Psychogy News in Canada: Google News


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