1. Pre-Arrival

  • Pre-Arrival
    Pre-Arrival

    The profession of optometry is regulated in Canada. Provincial and territorial regulatory bodies of optometrists set the standards for entry into the profession and issue licenses to practice to those eligible.


2. Skills Development

  • Skills development
    Man pointing at skills sign

    Canadian employers put a high emphasis on soft skills, which are personal attributes that enhance your interactions, job performance and career prospects. Unlike your technical or hard skills, you can apply your soft skills broadly.


3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces

  • Understanding Canadian workplaces
    At the Optician

    Canadian employers who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but … Continue reading


4. Job Finding Techniques

  • Job finding techniques
    Getting the Job

    Job prospects in the occupation of optometry are good. However, the Canadian job market is very competitive, so be prepared and understand each of the steps needed to gain employment.  As well, finding a job in Canada may be very … Continue reading


5. Associations

  • Associations
    Professional people meeting and greeting

    The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.


6. Employment

  • Employment
    Asian nurse with an eye test chart out of focus in the backgroun

    The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s reference on occupations. It provides job descriptions, occupational statistics and labour market information. Check it out for the full and official description of this occupation.