Registration

Mobility Applicants

This type of application is intended for applicants currently registered or licensed for active practice as a psychologist in Canada or anyone who hold currently holds a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) certification issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). 

Both mobility mechanisms are described in further detail below. 

Applicants currently registered or licensed for active practice in a non-Canadian jurisdiction may refer to the section related to Internationally Trained Psychologists (ITP).

CAP's new Member Management System (MMS)

CAP Staff are working to ensure a smooth transition to the new online MMS so response times may be slower than usual due to volume. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

The CFTA relates specifically to applicants currently registered or licensed for active practice, and in good standing, as a psychologist in Canada. The CFTA is a trade agreement between all Canadian provinces, territories and the federal government. Its objective is to reduce and eliminate, to the extent possible, barriers to worker mobility, trade and investment within Canada, and to establish an open efficient, and stable domestic market.

All provinces and territories in Canada are to comply with the obligations under the CFTA. The CFTA was entered into force on July 1, 2017 and replaced the Agreement on International Trade (AIT).

To apply for registration under the CFTA, please go to MyCAP Login to create an account and apply online.

Forms and Resources

The following section provides resources related to applying for registration under the CFTA. Please note that this information is currently being updated to remove reference to paper applications. We thank you for your patience as we transition to our new MMS.

Registration Verification Part II

Part II must be completed by the relevant regulatory body and forwarded directly to CAP.

Canadian Free Trade Agreement

Learn about the CFTA and mobility requirements across Canada.

Labour Mobility Coordinating Group (LMCG)

Find information regarding the LMCG and the CFTA, and the available resources available. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Read our FAQs to learn about the requirements for mobility applications.

Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ)

The Certificate of Professional Qualification (CPQ) is a certification issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). Please refer to the ASPPB website for further information.

Candidates who qualify to apply for registration in Alberta through the CPQ application must have confirmation of this certification sent directly to CAP from the ASPPB.

Such applicants may be deemed to meet the academic requirements for registration as a psychologist and do not require an academic review by CAP. 

To apply for registration under the CPQ, please go to MyCAP Login to create an account and apply online.

Forms and Resources

The following links provide information, forms and resources related to registration under the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ):

Registration Verification Part II

Part II must be completed by the relevant regulatory body and forwarded directly to CAP.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Read our FAQs to learn about the requirements for registration as a mobility applicant.


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