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Midwifery (B.H.Sc.), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Midwifery program reflects the philosophy of midwifery in Ontario and its focus on women’s participation in their healthcare. It prepares students to become midwives in Ontario and other Canadian provinces and territories where midwifery is regulated. The program works closely with practicing midwives and other maternity care providers to ensure a high quality clinical environment for students.


Thirty students are admitted each year. The class is very diverse with a range of ages, life experiences, education backgrounds and places of origin. Students first meet together the week before Labour Day for an intensive course in Sudbury to learn about the midwifery profession and begin to develop as a community.

Students spend their first year and a half (3 semesters) on campus taking a series of courses in science, social science, Women’s Studies, social work and midwifery to prepare for the first midwifery placement. The rest of the program (6 semesters) is built around midwifery practice. Students will be placed with a midwife and other health professional preceptors in practices, organizations and institutions in the Laurentian placement region (most of the province with the exception of Toronto, Mississauga and most of Southwest Ontario). Students will be connected by internet classrooms in small tutorial groups while in placements to continue their theoretical learning. In the third year, students will return to Sudbury at the beginning of the fall term and end of the winter term for two full week intensive courses that focus on advanced midwifery skills.

Once students have successfully completed all components of the program, they are eligible to write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • With Woman
  • Becoming A Midwife
  • Life Sciences
  • Midwifery Placement I: Normal Childbearing
  • Skills for Midwifery Practice
  • Critical Appraisal of Research Literature
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Pharmacology/Therapeutics
  • Advanced Clinical Skills I
  • Advanced Clinical Skills II
  • Midwifery Placement 2: Complications and Consultations
  • Midwifery Issues
  • Community Placements: Maternity Care System
  • Community Placements: Designated Populations
  • Interdisciplinary Maternity Care
  • Midwifery Comprehensive Examinations
  • Midwifery Placement Iii: Maternal and Newborn Pathology
  • Midwifery Clerkship

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

Ontario High School Applicants

Applicants require the successful completion of at least six grade 12 4U/M courses with a minimum overall average of 70% and must qualify to obtain their OSSD. Applicants must complete a supplementary application and Ontario High School applicants require the following Grade 12 credits:

  • Grade 12 4U English
  • Grade 12 4U Biology or Chemistry
  • Grade 12 Social Science (e.g. CGW, CGU, CGO, HHG, CHI, CHY, HZT, CHF, NDW,CPW, CLN, CIA, CGR, HHS, HSB, LVV, HSB, HRE, NDG, HFA)
  • Three Grade 12 4U/M courses
Advanced Placement

Applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses in appropriate subjects with a grade of 4 or higher may receive transfer credits equivalent to a maximum of 12 credits. Applicants must also meet the admission requirements listed above as Advanced Placement courses are not accepted in place of the Grade 12 requirements.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 28 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (six subjects, minimum three at the higher level). Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher. Applicants must submit the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

Canadian High School Applicants from Outside Ontario

Applicants require the successful completion of their secondary school diploma with the equivalent course requirements as Ontario applicants. Applicants from the Province of Quebec require a minimum of the first year of the Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) program or grade 12 with a minimum 75% average. Applicants who have completed two or three years of a CEGEP program will be considered for admission with advanced standing.

High School Applicants from the United States of America

Applicants must have completed grade 12 from an accredited secondary school with a minimum overall B average and must include the equivalent subject requirements as applicants from Ontario High Schools, including English.

Applicants from Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year of college studies with a minimum overall C average may be eligible for admission. For students who have completed two or three year programs, Laurentian has many articulation agreements designed to enhance student mobility. For information with respect to articulation agreements, applicants should contact the Office of Admission.

Applicants from other Universities and Colleges

Applicants wishing to be considered for admission must submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts are assessed for admissibility and possible transfer of credits.

Mature Students

Applicants wishing to be considered as a mature student must:

- be 21 years old or older prior to the first day of classes of the term to which they applied

- have not attended any secondary or postsecondary institution for at least two years

- submit a letter outlining the reasons for pursuing university studies

- submit a resume or CV specifying current education, interests, and work experience

Applicants from Other Countries

Applicants from other countries wishing to be considered for admission must submit official transcripts and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions. These documents should be submitted in their original language as well as in an official translation into English or French.

Applicants to English language programs who have not completed at least three years of English academic study must also present an English-language proficiency test result (TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL or MELAB) with the required minimum score. Applicants who do not meet the minimum and who are otherwise admissible are offered the opportunity to enrol in Laurentian’s English Academic Preparation (EAP) Program.

Language Requirements

For admission to a degree program, a student must meet one of the language requirements listed below in addition to the academic requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (minimum score: 230 computer-based, 570 paper-based, 88 Internet-based)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic)(minimum score: 6.5)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) (minimum score: 85)
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment Test (minimum score: 70, with 60 in writing proficiency)
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (minimum result: C)
  • Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE) (minimum score: 60)
  • Three years of full time senior-level studies in an English-language secondary school or post-secondary institution (official documents required) (evaluated on an individual basis; at the Admissions Committee's discretion)
  • Laurentian EAP Level 3 exam with a score of 70% or higher

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20377 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20377 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6284 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6284 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents: $6,284.50 (30 credits)
  • International Students: $20,377.50 (30 credits)

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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