Become a Dietitian

 

With the growing public interest in food and nutrition and its role in preventing and managing chronic diseases and obesity, the demand for dietitians is expected to increase. The federal government projects a labour shortage because of this and the anticipated degree of retirements. See details here.

A Career as a Dietitian

Consider a rewarding career that applies science-based knowledge about food and nutrition in a wide variety of roles and settings.
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Education

What does it take to become a dietitian? Find out about the academic requirements.
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Internship Selection Process

Dietitians of Canada manages the annual selection process for post-degree internship programs. A computerized database system is used to match student program choices with program rankings.
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International Applicants

Have you completed your education as a dietitian outside Canada? Learn about the steps to qualify for practice in Canada.
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Provincial Registration Requirements

Like other regulated health professionals, dietitians must register with the provincial regulatory body in their province in order to practice.
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Resources

  • Mentoring

    Become a preceptor and help a student/intern to reach their career goals. Assist a colleague to develop and refine their skills through your mentorship

  • Jobs

    Enjoy exclusive access as a DC member to job ads posted in the job database

Become a Dietitian

Hear what members say about becoming a dietitian in Canada

The Difference

Amanda highlights the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist.