Are Physician Assistants regulated through a college?

It is CAPA’s vision to eventually have all PAs regulated within Canada and registered with the Provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons.  PAs are currently able to work within the public healthcare system in the following provinces: Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. The province of Saskatchewan will be establishing PA in the province by the summer of 2023. In Newfoundland, a pilot project will be starting sometime in 2023. Each province has handled the introduction of PAs differently. We recommend that you review the Legislation page on the CAPA website regarding legislation in each province as some provinces have some alternate streams that can apply to PAs trained internationally.

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