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The Acupuncture Profession

Did you know that acupuncture has been regulated in Quebec since 1995?

Indeed, acupuncturists have been regulated by the Ordre des acupuncteurs du Quebec (OAQ) for 25 years. Acupuncturists are one of the 46 Board-Certified professions of our province. Registration with the OAQ is mandatory to practice acupuncture in Quebec. 

LAWS AND REGULATIONS

The acupuncture profession is subject to “La Loi sur l'acupuncture” and its related regulations.

IN CANADA

As of now, five provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Quebec) have regulated acupuncture as a profession. As such, 87.6% of the Canadian population has access to board certified professionals.

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLING IN QUEBEC

Only one school of acupuncture training has been recognized by the Ministry of Education of Quebec and the Ordre des acupuncteurs du Quebec. It is the Acupuncture department of the College Rosemont in Montreal. Training is 3 years and demands a minimum of 2640 hours of which 1980 hours are specific to acupuncture. Please contact them directly if you need more information: (514) 376-1620 #7351.

DIPLOMA RECOGNITION

If you have studied acupuncture outside of Quebec you must contact the Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec directly and submit your questions and/or professional curriculum. Please contact the OAQ to obtain more information on this issue (514) 523-2882 or 1-800-474-5914.

USEFUL LINKS 

Ordre des Acupuncteurs : website is available in French only— call for service in English 
https://www.o-a-q.org/fr/Devenir-membre/Candidats-en-provenance-du-Canada.aspx
https://www.o-a-q.org/fr/Devenir-membre/Candidats-en-provenance-de-l-etranger.aspx

Immigration Québec
http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/working-quebec/index.html
http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/publications/en/professions/guide-practise-profession.pdf