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Internationally Educated Applicants (IEA's)

Internationally educated applicants who wish to practice naturopathy in Manitoba must be registered with the Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA) before they may begin practicing naturopathy in Manitoba. 

To apply for registration with the MNA, IEA's must have completed the requirements outlined below before submitting an application for registration.

The following requirements must be obtained prior to applying to the MNA:

1. Completion of a three or four-year bachelor's degree 


2. Completion of a four-year accredited naturopathic medicine degree program. A list of accredited naturopathic colleges may be found here 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Opportunity:

Applicants who have not graduated from a naturopathic program accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) may have their education and experience assessed through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario's Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Program. Successful applicants who are assessed as being substantially equivalent may then apply to the MNA. Information regarding the (PLAR) process, fees and timelines is available here

3. Passing scores from the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX) Part 1 and Part 2. 

Information on the NPLEX application process may be found here

International Medical Graduates:

Graduates of international medical programs may be able to register for bridge training. 

Please click here for more information

To view our current application form and instructions click here

Financial Supports

Manitoba Careers for Internationally Educated Professionals Program

This program supports internationally educated professionals (IEPs) towards their goal of working in their professional fields in Manitoba. It provides non-repayable financial assistance to help IEPs with assessment and training costs while pursuing registration. To be eligible, individuals must have started the registration process with a Manitoba regulator, and be motivated and able to complete the process in a timely, efficient and continuous manner. For more information and to apply, visit their website.


Recognition Counts

This program provides supports to skilled immigrants wishing to work in their field of expertise or an alternative career in Manitoba. The program offers financial counselling, as well as the opportunity to apply for a loan of up to $30,000 with Assiniboine Credit Union to help with the cost of having qualifications recognized in Manitoba and obtaining related employment. To learn more, visit their website.


Manitoba Student Aid

This is a supplemental financial assistance program for Manitobans who do not have enough resources to pay for post-secondary education (university or college) on their own. This program provides various types of funding through the Manitoba Student Aid Program and the Canada Student Loans and Grants Programs. Funding includes repayable government student loans and non-repayable grants and/or bursaries. For more information, visit their website.

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