Transferring from another province
Opticianry regulators in Canada have established a Mutual Recognition Agreement that allows qualified individuals to move more easily between jurisdictions. The qualifications of a Licensed Optician are recognized as equivalent across most Canadian provinces.
If you are licensed as an optician in another Canadian province and are moving to BC, you can apply to COBC as a “labour mobility” applicant. You won’t be required to complete any additional training or examinations before becoming registered—you’ll just need to submit a Supplemental Package for Registration, including a Letter of Good Standing from the province you’re registered in.
More information about the Letter of Good Standing and the other requirements for registration can be found in the Supplemental Package.