Dental_Hygienist_in_canada

Updated for 2017

Find out the requirements to work as a Dental Hygienist  in Canada.

There’s a growing need for dental hygienists and dental therapists in Canada mainly because of the increased public awareness about oral health and dentists’ preference for dental hygienists over dental assistants. This trend is expected to continue over the next period, with the number of hygienists and dental therapists continuing the sharp rise over the next few years.Census data show that 98% of dental hygienists in Canada work in the health care and social assistance sector; for the most part in dentists’ offices (89%), and about four percent working in local community service centres. Our Dental Hygienist Career Pathway Ebook will provide information on the following subjects:

  • Pre-Arrival First Steps

    Including links to the Working in Canada tool from the Federal Government.

  • Skills Development

    Including tips on skills upgrading and bridging programs available at universities, colleges and settlement agencies across the country.

  • Understanding Canadian Workplaces

    Featuring tips about volunteering, internships, mentoring, and job shadowing programs that could can help you in your job search and job performance.

  • Job Finding Techniques

    Resources including links to Immigrant Settlement Agencies and tips on resume writing, interview techniques, information interviews and networking.

  • Associations

    Links to National, Provincial and Territorial regulatory bodies and professional immigrant networks.

  • Employment

    An overview of best locations, major employers sector reports and alternative career pathways. 

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Note – “Career Pathways” is only a guide and you will have to do more research to make a career plan that will work for you. The information listed in Career Pathways is for guidance purposes only and is up to date to the best of our knowledge. It is recommended that you contact the relevant body before taking any step.