All applicants to SDA must meet the same registration requirements to be issued a licence to practice as a Dietitian in Saskatchewan. If your academic and practical training were not done through an approved program, you can have an assessment to evaluate the substantial equivalency of your dietetic education. Read more about the process in the reg assessment info guide- updated Oct. 12, 2022.
Before you proceed with submitting an application for assessment, be advised that at the current time there are no opportunities for practicum upgrading in the province. If your assessment determines that you need practicum upgrading, you would not be able to complete this in Saskatchewan at this time. Although we are working on developing a process for this to occur, we have no time frame on when this will be ready and available. You would be required to apply/attend a practicum program out of province or potentially wait several years before a practicum upgrading would be available in the province.
If you are an internationally educated applicant, review the Canadian Dietetic Practice Orientation and Self-Assessment Tool website. It will give you a general overview of dietetic practice in Canada and help you assess your knowledge and skills against the standards required to practice dietetics in Canada.
You will be provided with a written copy of your assessment that will include individualized recommendations specific to you. As noted above, at this point in time there are NO opportunities for practicum upgrading in the province.
There are several steps in the process for registering with SDA if you are from another country. Please contact the Registrar before beginning the process of applying to SDA and/or obtaining key documents required for your application.
The Government of Saskatchewan has supports to help internationally educated health professionals. To find out if you are eligible, read more here.