Canadian Educated Applicants Currently Registered in Another Regulated Jurisdiction

Medical imaging or radiation therapy professionals currently working in a regulated province should follow this application process. Regulated provinces include:

  • New Brunswick (except DMS)

  • Quebec (except MRI and DMS)

  • Ontario

  • Alberta (except DMS)

  • Saskatchewan (except DMS)

If you are currently registered to work in an unregulated Canadian province, please follow this link to unregulated section application process.

STEPS IN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS

1. Complete Labour Mobility (CFTA) Transfer Form

Ask your current MIRTP regulatory organization to complete theCanadian Fair Trade Agreement CFTA Form and forward the completed form to NSCMIRTP at info@nscmirtp.ca.

2. Application for registration

Complete an online application and submit supporting documentation (see below). The application is a legal document. You must answer all sections completely and accurately. Please read this page before starting an application. Unless indicated, all supporting documentation may be uploaded electronically.

3. Compile required supporting documentation

Applicants for registration must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following registration requirements:

A) Proof of Identity

Your full legal name must be provided on your application along with preferred name used in practice, if different. Both names will appear on the NSCMIRTP's public registry, but all documents from NSCMIRTP will be issued in your legal name.

  • Government issued photo ID. This can be uploaded as a photo with application. You must list all names that you have practiced under. If any of the documents in your application were issued under a previous name, you must include an official document (such as a marriage license) that verifies your name change.

B) Eligibility to work in Canada

To be employed as a medical imaging or radiation therapy professional in Nova Scotia, you must have legal authorization to work in Canada. Only Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and individuals with Canadian work permits have the right to work in Canada.

  • Official documentation includes copy of a Canadian birth certificate, or a Canadian passport, or proof of landed immigrant resident status, or copy of a valid work permit. Documentation may be uploaded with your application as a PDF.

C) Demonstration of good conduct

The NSCMIRTP has an obligation to protect the public and needs to be satisfied that applicants do not pose a danger to patients and families. You are required to declare any of the following:

  1. Any disciplinary finding as a MIRTP or in another profession in any Canadian province.

  2. Conviction of a criminal, drug or traffic offense, excluding minor traffic offenses such as parking or speeding.

  3. Any finding of liability in a civil proceeding.

  4. If you are currently under criminal investigation or have a pending criminal or civil court date.

  • A self-declaration must be made on your application. If you answer yes to any of the declarations, the NSCMIRTP will ask you to send more information, such as a transcript of the criminal record. The NSCMIRTP will review all information submitted to determine eligibility for licencing and, if applicable, to determine if conditions should be imposed on your licence.

  • Where applicable, a CFTA from the most recent MIRTP organization you have been registered or licensed within the past 10 years. If there is an area of concern identified by your previous regulator, you will be contacted by NSCMIRTP. You will be asked to provide more information regarding the nature and timing of the offense or concern and how the issue has been managed or resolved. Your eligibility for licensing will depend on the nature, timing, and severity of the issue.

D) Currency

Practising medical imaging and radiation therapy is important to maintain your skills and keep up to date with changes in practice. Applicants require active practise in the past 5 years.

  • This requirement is met if you have graduated from an approved MIRT program in the past 5 years.

  • Current/Recent employer information must be entered on the application form. If deemed necessary, the NSCMIRTP's Registrar may request a letter or record of employment from an employer in the past 5 years stating your period of employment as an MIRTP and the hours you worked each year.

E) Proof of Professional Liability Insurance (PLI)

In accordance with PLI Policy, each applicant must present evidence they carry personal liability insurance. Each policy must contain limits of a minimum of $2,000,000 per claim and $5,000,000 aggregate.

  • This proof can be in the form of a copy of an insurance card/policy. Confirmation of PLI will be required upon annual renewal of registration. A registrant shall at any time, upon request of the Registrar, provide proof of personal liability in the form of a copy of insurance card and/or policy within 14 calendar days of request.

4. Payment of fees

The annual NSCMIRTP registration fee is $450, and the initial application fee is $100. Payment may be made by cheque, credit card or money order, payable to the NSCMIRTP, in Canadian funds. During the annual renewal process, you can choose to have subsequent NSCMIRTP dues collected via payroll deduction. This option is only available to NSHA or IWK permanent and term employees.

REMEMBER

You cannot begin working as a MIRTP in Nova Scotia until you have received notice from the NSCMIRTP that your application has been approved. Applications may require up to 10 business days to be processed.