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Become a Midwife

In Saskatchewan, midwives are required to be licensed to practice through the Saskatchewan College of Midwives (SCM).

How to become a midwife in Saskatchewan

There are three ways to become a registered and licensed midwife in Saskatchewan:

  • Graduate from an SCM-approved midwifery education program (currently limited to Canadian programs). 

  • Hold a license as a registered midwife in another Canadian jurisdiction.

  • Successfully complete an SCM-approved assessment process for internationally-educated midwives.
For further information about licensing, contact the Saskatchewan College of Midwives.

Bursary Assistance

Interested students are asked to check the individual RHA websites for details on available midwifery bursaries and make applications directly to the RHA.  Should applicants be successful in receiving a return-in-service bursary from a prospective employer, they can expect to sign a return-in-service agreement with that employer.

For more information, visit the Bursaries page.

Jobs for Midwives

Registered midwives in Saskatchewan have two kinds of employment opportunities: 

  • Employment in a publicly-funded primary health care setting within a Regional Health Authority.
  • Private practice where registered midwives charge clients directly for their services.

For current information about jobs available in publicly-funded midwifery programs, visit Health Careers in Saskatchewan.

Regulation

The Midwifery Regulations govern midwives' authority to prescribe and/or administer drugs, to order, perform or interpret diagnostic tests, and to perform invasive procedures. 

More information on midwifery, legislation, and policy is available at Saskatchewan College of Midwives.

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