Program Match Process


Dietitians of Canada coordinates the annual Program Match for post-degree internship/practicum programs. An online system is used to match applicant program choices with program rankings.

This is a very competitive program, and a limited number of positions are available. Fewer than 50 per cent of the candidates who apply are selected each year.

To participate, applicants must

  1. register in the online match program,

  2. prepare and submit an application package online, and

  3. pay the required application fee to each program they wish to apply to.

Applicants can purchase the access to the Program Match site beginning November 15, 2016.

ONLINE DELFO Education Forum
If you missed out on the DELFO Education Forum or you want to hear the program highlights again, you are in luck! DELFO hosted webinars to give you a second chance to learn about the education programs available in Ontario.  
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2016 Atlantic Internship Forum
If you were not able to attend or want to hear the program again, a video of the 2016 Atlantic Internship Forum is now available. The Atlantic Internship Forum featured presentations from Dietetic Internship coordinators for the post degree dietetic internships and combined Master practicum programs that are offered in the Atlantic Provinces.
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A day in the life of an intern

Who is eligible to apply?

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How to apply?

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First week October:

  • Program Match application package is available.

November 15:

  • Participants may pay fee and register in the computer program.

January 20:

  • Noon Eastern time deadline for registration and submission of all required documents and selection of program choices.
  • Cheques for application fees received by programs.

March 12-March 31:

  • Applicants notified of outcomes of program selections.


  • Programs begin.


Updated October 31, 2016

2017 Program Descriptions

View brochures of programs available through the practicum match.

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