To become a psychologist you will need an honours bachelors degree, a masters degree and then a doctoral degree in psychology, which takes a minimum of eight years. To become a clinician, you must complete an internship and then apply to for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. To complete the registration process, a year of supervised practice and written and oral examinations are required in your area(s) of declared competence.
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To become a psychological associate you will need an honours bachelors degree and a masters degree, which takes a minimum of six years. To become a clinician, you must apply for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, a process which requires 4 years of work experience and one year of supervised practice
In some provinces, you can be registered to practice as a psychologist with either a masters or doctoral degree.
Once you become a psychologist or psychological associate, there are many areas open to you. The Canadian Psychological Association’s brochure, Planning a Career in Psychology, will give you more information on doctoral training in psychology in Canada. Also, please visit the Canadian Psychological Association website’s page, A Career in Psychology
for more information.