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


Optometry Examining Board of Canada  (OEBC)
403 – 37 Sandiford Drive
Stouffville ON   L4A 7X5   Canada
Phone : +1-905-642-1373
Email :

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Provincial regulatory bodies

Alberta College of Optometrists (ACO)
102-8407 Argyll Road NW
Edmonton AB   T6C 4B2   Canada
Phone : +1-780-466-5999
Email :

British Columbia
College of Optometrists of British Columbia (COBC)
1204 – 700 West Pender St.
Vancouver BC   V6C 1G8    Canada
Phone : +1-604-623-3464
Email :

Manitoba Association of Optometrists (MAO)
200B-392 Academy Road
Winnipeg MB   R3N 0B8   Canada
Phone : +1-204-943-9811
Email :

New Brunswick
New Brunswick Association of Optometrists (NBAO) – Board of Examiners of New Brunswick
490 Gibson Street, Unit 1
Fredericton NB   E3A 4E9   Canada
Phone : +1-506-458-8759
Email :

Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador Optometric Board (NLOB)
Box 23085, Churchill Park P.O.
St. John’s NL   A1B 4J9   Canada
Phone : +1-709-368-2052
Email :

Northwest Territories
Professional Licensing, Department of Health and Social Services, Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1320, CST-8
Yellowknife NT   X1A 2L9   Canada
Phone : +1-867-920-8058
Email :

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia College of Optometrists (NSCO)
502 – 5657 Spring Garden Road
Box 142
Halifax NS B3J 3R4 Canada
Phone : +1-902-434-8810
Email :

Professional Licensing, Department of Health and Social Services, Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 390
Kugluktuk NU   X0B 0E0   Canada
Phone : +1-867-982-7672
Email :

College of Optometrists of Ontario (COO)
6 Crescent Rd., 2nd Floor
Toronto ON   M4W 1T1   Canada
Phone : +1-416-962-4071
Email :

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island College of Optometrists (PEICO)
P.O. Box 1812
Charlottetown PE   C1A 7N5   Canada
Phone : +1-902-566-4418
Email :

Ordre des optométristes du Québec
1265, rue Berri, bureau 700
Montréal QC   H2L 4X4   Canada
Phone : +1-514-499-0524
Email :

Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists (SAO)
108-2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon SK   S7K 5X5   Canada
Phone : +1-306-652-2069
Email :

Professional Licensing, Department of Community Services, Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 2703, (C-5)
Whitehorse YT   Y1A 2C6   Canada
Phone : +1-867-667-5111
Email :

Immigrant networks

Professional immigrant networks are organized, volunteer-run member-based associations or networks created by and for immigrant professionals that seek to:

  • create a forum to contribute to and enrich their respective communities
  • provide opportunities for their members to find meaningful employment and achieve their professional goals

Activities of these networks include networking events, mentoring, information sessions, professional development opportunities such as workshops, speaker events and training and connections to employment opportunities.

Nova Scotia
isans: Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia 
isans helps newcomer professionals with their full economic and social integration in the province of Nova Scotia.

Professional Immigrant Networks (TRIEC)