Certification levels from province to province

If you hold valid certification (registration) as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in another Canadian province or territory, find out what certificate you may be eligible for in B.C.


Last updated: February 4, 2022

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Alberta

B.C. equivalent:

Early Childhood Educator Assistant

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate

Or

If you do not have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate and a Special Needs Educator Certificate and an Infant and Toddler Certificate

Or 

Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

 


Manitoba

B.C. equivalent:     
Early Childhood Educator Assistant

 

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate

Or

Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

 

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate and a Special Needs Educator Certificate and an Infant and Toddler Certificate

Or

If you do not have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

 


Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Preschool (5 Modules) or School Age (4 Modules) Orientation Course

B.C. equivalent:

Early Childhood Educator Assistant

 

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate

Or
 
If you do not have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate and a Special Needs Educator Certificate and an Infant and Toddler Certificate

Or

Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

 


Nova Scotia

B.C. equivalent:

Early Childhood Educator Assistant

 

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate

Or

Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate and a Special Needs Educator Certificate and an Infant and Toddler Certificate

Or

Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

 


Ontario

 

ECE

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate and a Special Needs Educator Certificate and an Infant and Toddler Certificate

Or 

If you do not have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

 

 


Prince Edward Island

B.C. equivalent:

Early Childhood Educator Assistant

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate

Or

If you do not have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

 

Early Childhood Educator III or Early Childhood Supervisor or Early Childhood Director

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate and a Special Needs Educator Certificate and an Infant and Toddler Certificate

Or

If you do not have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

 


Saskatchewan

 

B.C. equivalent:

Early Childhood Educator Assistant

 

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate

Or

If you do not have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

 

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate and a Special Needs Educator Certificate and an Infant and Toddler Certificate

Or

If you do not have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

 


Yukon

B.C. equivalent:

Early Childhood Educator Assistant

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate

Or

If you do not have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate

B.C. equivalent:

If you have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator Five Year Certificate and a Special Needs Educator Certificate and an Infant and Toddler Certificate

Or

If you do not have 500 supervised work hours: Early Childhood Educator One Year Certificate