Policies in Response to COVID-19

Criminal Records Checks

In response to barriers created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Manitoba College of Social Workers (“the College”) will temporarily accept criminal record declarations in the event that an applicant is unable to obtain the required criminal record check due to the suspension of the following police services:

  • fingerprints
  • Equifax verification
  • RCMP detachment is closed and criminal record check services unavailable (applicants outside Capital region only)

Application Process

If unable to submit a criminal records check, including the vulnerable sector check, as part of your application, please submit the following:

Expedited Application Process

Eligibility

For applicants with an accredited or approved social work degree previously registered in good standing with the Manitoba College of Social Workers within the previous five (5) years and returning to practice to provide service in response to a pandemic or official state of emergency.

Expedited Application Policy

Application Process

To start the application process, please follow the step-by-step instructions below. The final page of the Online Application Form is the non-refundable application fee payment of $100.00. You must pay online by Visa, MasterCard or Visa/Debit.

The Online Application Form and all required documentation must be submitted to complete your application package and begin the evaluation process.  If additional information is required, you will be contacted by the College Office.

Notification of approved applications for registration will be sent by email to the applicant.  Payment of the registration fee is required within 30 days of the approval date.  Please CLICK HERE for fee information.

Incomplete applications will expire 6 months from the date the Online Application Form was submitted.

Step 1

To begin your application click below and register as a NEW USER.
Applicant Portal

*Professional Liability Insurance is required for members in the Practicing category.  If you do not hold professional liability insurance, you will have 14 days to obtain it after your application is approved.  For more information CLICK HERE.

Step 2

Submit the following documentation to the College Office. Please note documents may be submitted together or as they become available.

  • Full legal name must be used.  Copy of Government-issued photo ID – driver’s license or passport (or other photo ID which includes birth date – upload to Applicant Portal or email to admin@mcsw.ca)
    • Please submit a copy of proof of name change (if name on your transcript is different from the name on your application) to admin@mcsw.ca
  • Verification of return to practice due to pandemic or state of emergency.  Examples include:
    • Copy of a letter of application and position description directly related to pandemic/emergency response services
    • Letter sent directly to the College from the applicant’s employer/potential employer confirming that the applicant has applied for a position to provide services directly related to a pandemic or formal state of emergency
  • Criminal Records/Abuse Registry Check Declaration
    • Original Record/Abuse Registry Checks will be due within 6 months of the date of approval. Original documents are required and must be mailed to the College or dropped off in person.  If you would like the originals returned, please include a note. (If original Self-Checks conducted within the last 6 months are on file with your employer, please contact MCSW at 204-888-9477)
    • Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (completed within previous 6 months of application). Criminal record checks from the RCMP or local Police Stations outside of Winnipeg are also accepted if they include the Vulnerable Sector Search.  Note: Records Checks from myBackCheck.com and Commissionaires are NOT accepted (they do not perform vulnerable sector checks). Vulnerable Sector Searches reveal pardons for sexual offences.  Applicants who currently reside or have resided outside of Canada must provide criminal record/registry checks based on a nationwide search from the appropriate law enforcement agency in that country, if an equivalent check is available.  Please contact the College for more information
    • Manitoba Child Abuse Registry Self-Check (completed within previous 6 months of application)
    • Manitoba Adult Abuse Registry Self-Check (completed within previous 6 months of application)
  • Verification of Registration and Licensure for Social Work Regulators (for applicants currently or previously registered in another province or country)
  • Verification of Registration and Licensure for Other Regulators (for applicants currently or previously registered in another profession)
  • Verification of Legal Entitlement to Work in Canada required for applicants born outside of Canada
    • Canadian Citizenship card, Permanent Resident (of Canada) card, Work (in Canada) Permit

 

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Applicants With A Social Work Degree

Eligibility

You may apply for registration under this category if you have a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) or a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from:

*Please contact the College with any questions about alternative documentation.

Application Process

To start the application process, please follow the step-by-step instructions below. The final page of the Online Application Form is the non-refundable application fee payment of $100.00. You must pay online by Visa, MasterCard or Visa/Debit.

The Online Application Form and all required documentation must be submitted to complete your application package and begin the evaluation process. If additional information is required, you will be contacted by the College Office.

The College encourages applicants to use the Applicant Portal to review the progress of document submission. Once all documents have been received, the application evaluation process takes 4 to 6 weeks.

Notification of approved applications for registration will be sent by email to the applicant.  Payment of the registration fee is required within 30 days of the approval date.  Please CLICK HERE for fee information.

Incomplete applications will expire 6 months from the date the Online Application Form was submitted.

Step 1

To begin your application click below:
Applicant Portal

*Professional Liability Insurance is required for members in the Practicing category.  If you do not hold professional liability insurance, you will have 14 days to obtain it after your application is approved.  For more information CLICK HERE.

Step 2

Submit the following documentation to the College Office. Please note documents may be submitted together or as they become available. 

Please note that the logging of submitted documents into the applicant portal can take up to 10 business days.

  • Full legal name must be used.  Copy of Government-issued photo ID – driver’s license or passport (or other photo ID which includes birth date – upload to Applicant Portal or email to admin@mcsw.ca)
    • Please submit a copy of proof of name change (if name on your transcript is different from the name on your application) to admin@mcsw.ca
  • Official sealed Transcript showing highest Social Work degree (sent directly from institution to the College Office) *For applicants with accredited or approved Canadian or American Social Work degrees, see “Eligibility” above
  • OR Eligibility to Graduate Declaration Form accompanied by confirmation of eligibility to graduate letter from the registrar’s office of an accredited or approved social work program prior to convocation;
    1. The letter must indicate that the applicant has completed all requirements and is eligible to receive social work degree within 6 months
    2. The letter must be sent to the College directly from the Registrar’s office in a sealed and stamped envelope
    3. The official transcript must be submitted to the College immediately following date degree is conferred and no later than 6 months from the date of registration approval
  • *Note: Applicants previously registered with MCSW or actively registered with a social work regulatory body in another jurisdiction are not required to submit a duplicate transcript.
  • U of M Order Form; Booth Order Form
  • Original Record Checks – must be mailed to the College or dropped off in person.  If you would like the originals returned, please include a note. (If original Self-Checks conducted within the last 6 months are on file with your employer, please contact MCSW at 204-888-9477)
  • Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (completed within previous 6 months of application). Criminal record checks from the RCMP or local Police Stations outside of Winnipeg are also accepted if they include the Vulnerable Sector Search.  Note: Records Checks from myBackCheck.com and Commissionaires are NOT accepted (they do not perform vulnerable sector checks). Vulnerable Sector Searches reveal pardons for sexual offences.  Applicants who currently reside or have resided outside of Canada must provide criminal record/registry checks based on a nationwide search from the appropriate law enforcement agency in that country, if an equivalent check is available.  Please contact the College for more information.
  • Manitoba Child Abuse Registry Self-Check (completed within previous 6 months of application)
  • Manitoba Adult Abuse Registry Self-Check (completed within previous 6 months of application)
  • 1 Professional Reference, please click here for Reference Requirements (name and contact information to be provided on application, a form will be sent directly to the reference by email from the College office)
  • Verification of Registration and Licensure for Social Work Regulators (for applicants currently or previously registered in another province or country)
  • Verification of Registration and Licensure for Other Regulators (for applicants currently or previously registered in another profession)
  • Verification of Legal Entitlement to Work in Canada required for applicants born outside of Canada
    • Canadian Citizenship card, Permanent Resident (of Canada) card, Work (in Canada) Permit

Step 3 (if applicable)

As of January 1, 2021 all applicants who have graduated from an approved social work education program are required to complete the ASWB examination to be eligible for registration with MCSW.

MCSW Approved Social Work Education Programs

Review examination process here.

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Applicants Without a Social Work Degree - Substantial Equivalency

Eligibility

If you are currently functioning in a social work role but do not have a university degree in social work from an accredited or MCSW-approved social work program, you may be eligible for registration via the “Substantial Equivalency” route of entry.

Becoming registered via the Substantial Equivalency (SE) route of entry is a multi-step process based on relevant sections of The Social Work Profession Act and its Regulation.  The legislation requires that an applicant in this category has a combination of education or training, or both, and work or volunteer experience that, in the opinion of the Registrar, qualifies the person for registration.

Evaluation of Substantial Equivalency applications consider the extent to which the applicant is able to demonstrate his or her practical experience in the core functions of social work.   The length, quality and nature of the applicant’s practical experience must be sufficient to determine competency to practice social work.  The Registrar will have regard to:

  • the applicant’s prior practice of social work in Manitoba or elsewhere;
  • the applicant’s theoretical knowledge of social work as a basis for his or her practice, including sociology, psychology and human development, social work theories and types of social work practice, and knowledge of any specialist areas of social work;
  • the applicant’s educational qualifications relevant to social work;
  • the extent to which the applicant has participated in regular training and professional development relevant to social work;
  • the extent to which the applicant is able to demonstrate his or her familiarity with culturally relevant knowledge for practicing social work with respect to Indigenous Peoples or other cultural groups,
    • which may include knowledge of historical events and trends of social, economic and political change involving ethnic or cultural groups in Manitoba,
    • cultural and social characteristics of individuals, families and communities, including matters related to cultural identity and helping,
    • preparations that are necessary for working with individuals, families and groups of a different ethnic or cultural background, and
    • the unique work carried out by ethnic and cultural organizations within their own communities.

An assessment of applicants’ current and past employment, formal education and theoretical knowledge of social work will be completed to determine whether the registration criteria have been met.

Evaluation of Substantial Equivalency applicants will include the following elements, as required by The Social Work Profession Act, its Regulation and the policies of the Manitoba College of Social Workers.

Social Work Practice Experience

A review of an applicant’s current and former employment/volunteer work will assess the following:

  • applicant is currently functioning in the role of a Social Worker
  • total verified hours of employment/volunteer work meets the minimum requirement of 5600 social work practice hours within 5 years immediately prior to application date
  • applicant has demonstrated that the length, quality and nature of his/her practical experience is sufficient to determine competency to practice social work
  • applicant has demonstrated his/her familiarity with culturally relevant knowledge with regard to social work with indigenous people and other cultural groups and,
  • applicant has practiced social work safely, competently and ethically

If you are a grandparented member in good standing with the College and wish to apply for a general Certificate of Practice through the Substantial Equivalency route of entry, please contact the College directly.  If you remain in the same position previously approved by the College, submission of employer confirmation of 5600 practice hours in that position in the last five years is the only requirement for this phase of the application.

Formal Social Work Related Education

A review of applicants’ formal post-secondary educational qualifications and the extent to which they are social work-related will be completed using the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) Curriculum Learning Objectives and the content categories as follows:

  1. Requirements
    1. An applicant must possess a minimum of a university-level Bachelor degree based on a norm of a four year degree program (or three years in Quebec) with a minimum of 40% course credits in the liberal arts, humanities and social sciences.
    2. Included in the degree, or in some combination of acceptable education and training obtained outside of the degree, there must be specific social work content assessed to be minimally equivalent to 60 credit hours of undergraduate university-level courses.  Courses are assessed based on five social work content areas and twelve sub-areas established on the basis of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) Standards for Accreditation, 2014.  Each course submitted for evaluation is eligible to fulfil the requirements of only one sub-area.
    3. Diploma/certificate programs may be submitted for consideration to meet the requirement of one sub-area provided that the diploma/certificate programs cover essential theoretical and practical social work content and are assessed to be comparable to a university-level education.
    4. In the event that courses are submitted from a program for which a degree was not conferred, each course must meet the minimum pass grade established by the program in which it was completed in order for the course to be considered.
  2. Content Areas 
  1. Social Work Theory
    • Social work, social welfare history and social policy (6 credit hours)
    • The origins and dimensions of social problems in Canadian society (6 credit hours)
    • Social work’s origins, purposes and practices (6 credit hours)
  2. The Social Work Profession
    • Application of social work values and ethics in professional situations (6 credit hours)
    • Practice methods and professional skills required for generalist practice at a beginning level of competence (6 credit hours)
    • Awareness of self in terms of values, beliefs and experiences as these impact upon social work knowledge and practice (3 credit hours)
    • Understanding of other related professions to facilitate inter-professional collaboration (3 credit hours)
  3. Social Justice, Human Rights and Awareness of Oppression
    • Practicing sensitively in a range of geographical regions and with diverse ethnic, cultural and racial populations (3 credit hours)
    • Practicing with oppressed/marginalized groups (3 credit hours)
  4. Critical Thinking and Analysis
    • Human development and behaviour in the social environment (6 credit hours)
    • Multiple theoretical and conceptual bases of social work knowledge and practice (6 credit hours)
  5. Research/Inquiry
    • Research and critical evaluation related to social work knowledge and practice (6 credit hours)

Theoretical Social Work Knowledge

Applicants assessed to have met the Practice Experience and Education criteria will be approved to write the Association of Social Work Boards Associate Exam, to be written at their own expense.  Successful completion of the exam will satisfy the legislative requirement that the applicant demonstrates adequate theoretical social work knowledge to function as a Social Worker in the province of Manitoba.

Application Process

To start the application process, please follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Expiry periods for Substantial Equivalency applications are as follows:

Step 1 & 2: Complete within 6 months of submission of initial application date
Step 3: Complete within 3 months of approval of social work practice hours
Step 4: Complete within 3 months of approval of social work related education

Step 1 – APPLICATION & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

To begin your application click below:
Applicant Portal

The final page of the Online Application Form is the non-refundable application fee payment of $100.  You must pay online by Visa, MasterCard or Visa/Debit.

Additional costs related to your Substantial Equivalency application include ASWB examination fees as follows: exam fee – $230 USD (required), practice test – $85 USD (optional), exam guide – $15-20 USD (optional).

The Online Application Form and all required documentation must be submitted to complete your application package and begin the evaluation process. If additional information is required, you will be contacted by the College Office.

The College encourages applicants to use the Applicant Portal to review the progress of document submission. Once all documents have been received, the application evaluation process takes 4 to 6 weeks.

Notification of Step approvals will be sent by email to the applicant.  Payment of the registration fee is required within 30 days of the approval date.  Please CLICK HERE for fee information.

Step 1 & 2 incomplete applications will expire 6 months from the date the Online Application Form was submitted.

*Professional Liability Insurance is required for members in the Practicing category.  If you do not hold professional liability insurance, you will have 14 days to obtain it after your application is approved.  For more information CLICK HERE.

Submit the following documentation to the College Office. Please note documents may be submitted together or as they become available.

Please note that the logging of submitted documents into the applicant portal can take up to 10 business days.

  • Copy of Government-issued photo ID – driver’s license or passport (or other photo ID which includes birthdate – email to admin@mcsw.ca)
    • Please submit a copy of proof of name change (if applicable) to admin@mcsw.ca
  • Original Record Checks – must be mailed to the College or dropped off in person.  If you would like the originals returned, please include a note.  (If original Self-Checks conducted within the last 6 months are on file with your employer, please contact MCSW at 204-888-9477)
    • Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (completed within previous 6 months of application). Criminal record checks from the RCMP or local Police Stations outside of Winnipeg are also accepted if they include the Vulnerable Sector Search. Note: Records Checks from myBackCheck.com are NOT accepted.  Applicants who currently reside or have resided outside of Canada within the last twelve months must also provide a criminal record check based on a nationwide search from the appropriate law enforcement agency in that country
    • Manitoba Child Abuse Registry Self-Check (completed within previous 6 months of application)
    • Manitoba Adult Abuse Registry Self-Check (completed within previous 6 months of application)
  • Verification of Registration and Licensure for Social Work Regulators (for applicants currently or previously registered in another province)
  • Verification of Registration and Licensure for Other Regulators (for applicants currently or previously registered in another profession)
  • Verification of Legal Entitlement to Work in Canada is required if not a Canadian citizen
    • Permanent Resident card, Work Permit – send scan to admin@mcsw.ca

Step 2 – SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE HOURS

Complete the Substantial Equivalency Application Part II – Employment Information form. Submit by fax, email or regular mail to the College office.

    • Applicant’s must arrange submission of Employer Verification Form(s) by their employer(s) please click here for more information. Submission must include formal job description valid at the time the applicant was functioning in the position.

AWAIT APPROVAL FROM MCSW PRIOR TO MOVING TO STEP 3

You will receive written communication from the College that your Part II – Employment Information has been reviewed.  If your employment meets the approval criteria, you will be invited to move to Step 3.

Step 3 – EDUCATION

Complete the Substantial Equivalency Application Part III – Formal Education form. Submit by fax, email or regular mail to the College office.

  • Official sealed transcript(s) verifying social work-related education required  (must be sent directly from institution to the College Office)
  • Course syllabi required.  Dates on syllabi and/or course descriptions must be consistent with the term during which the course was completed
  • Official course descriptions may be substituted for courses completed more than 10 years ago only in exceptional circumstances, as determined by the registrar (i.e. international academic institution no longer operating)

Incomplete applications cannot be evaluated.  

AWAIT APPROVAL FROM MCSW PRIOR TO MOVING TO STEP 4

You will receive written communication from the College that your Part III – Formal Education documentation has been reviewed.  If your formal social work-related education meets the approval criteria, you will be invited to move to Step 4.

Step 4 – EXAMINATION

Complete the Substantial Equivalency Application Part IV – ASWB Exam.

Download the MCSW Exam Use Policy

FINAL EVALUATION

The College will complete the final evaluation of your application following receipt of your ASWB examination results.  Notification of an approved application for registration will be sent by email to the applicant.  If approved for registration, payment of the registration fee is required within 30 days of the approval date.  Please CLICK HERE for fee information.

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Applicants with Active Registration In Another Canadian Jurisdiction - Electronic Social Work Practice Only

Eligibility

Electronic Social Work Practice Policy

You may apply for registration under this category if you are 1) actively registered as a Practicing member in good standing with a recognized social work regulatory body in Canada and 2) you will restrict your practice in Manitoba exclusively to electronic social work practice to clients in Manitoba that is delivered from another Canadian jurisdiction.

Application Process

To start the application process, please follow the step-by-step instructions below. The final page of the Online Application Form is the non-refundable application fee payment of $100.00. You must pay online by Visa, MasterCard or Visa/Debit.

The Online Application Form and all required documentation must be submitted to complete your application package and begin the evaluation process.  If additional information is required, you will be contacted by the College office.

Notification of approved applications for registration will be sent by email.  Payment of the registration fee is required within 30 days of the approval date.  Please CLICK HERE for fee information.

Incomplete applications will expire 6 months from the date the Online Application Form was submitted.

Step 1

To begin your application click below:
Applicant Portal

*Professional Liability Insurance is required for members in the Practicing category.  If you do not hold professional liability insurance, you will have 14 days to obtain it after your application is approved.  For more information CLICK HERE.

Step 2

Submit the following documentation to the College Office. Please note documents may be submitted together or as they become available.

  • Verification of Registration and Licensure for Social Work Regulators
  • Full legal name must be used.  Copy of Government-issued photo ID – driver’s license or passport (or other photo ID which includes birth date – upload to Applicant Portal or email to admin@mcsw.ca)
    • Please submit a copy of proof of name change (if name on your transcript is different from the name on your application) to admin@mcsw.ca
  • Original Record Checks – must be mailed to the College or dropped off in person.  Originals returned upon request.  If you have submitted similar checks in your jurisdiction within the last 6 months, MCSW will accept verification from your regulatory body.
    1. Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (completed within previous 6 months of application) from the jurisdiction where you have lived over the past 12 months. Note: Records Checks from myBackCheck.com and Commissionaires are NOT accepted (they do not perform vulnerable sector checks). Applicants who currently reside or have resided outside of Canada must provide criminal record/registry checks based on a nationwide search from the appropriate law enforcement agency in that country, if an equivalent check is available.  Please contact the College for more information.
    2. Manitoba Child Abuse Registry Self-Check (completed within previous 6 months of application)
    3. Manitoba Adult Abuse Registry Self-Check (completed within previous 6 months of application)
      1. Even if you reside outside of Manitoba you MUST complete checks b & c as these are legislated requirements
  • 1 Professional Reference, please click here for Reference Requirements (name and contact information to be provided on the application, a form will be sent directly to the reference by email from the College office)
  • SELF-EMPLOYED applicants must provide a practice supervisors name and email address on the application form (when recording your self-employment details in the employment section) as per section 7.2 of the MCSW Standards of Practice

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Applicants with an International Social Work Degree

Graduates who hold a university degree in Social Work outside of Canada or the United States require an evaluation of their education credentials to ensure equivalency to a Canadian social work degree. An evaluation of your international social work education credentials must be completed by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) prior to application to the Manitoba College of Social Workers. CLICK HERE for more information on the CASW credentials assessment service.

Document Checklist – Applicants with International Education assessed as equivalent to a Canadian social work degree

Document Checklist – Applicants with International Education not assessed as equivalent to a Canadian social work degree

Please contact the College with any questions about alternative documentation.

Applicants must demonstrate that they are legally entitled to work in Canada by providing proof of work permit, permanent resident status (card), or Canadian Citizenship (card).

Financial Supports for Internationally Educated Applicants

Steps to Registration

Language Proficiency

What is Social Work in Manitoba & Canada?

Before You Move to Manitoba

Alternative Jobs if Your Application is Not Approved

Right to Appeal

If your application for registration is not approved, or it is approved with one or more conditions, you have the right to appeal the Registrar’s decision.

 

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Applications for Corporations

Registering your Social Work Business with the College

Part 5 of The Social Work Profession Act allows social workers to incorporate professional corporations.

Corporations are required to be registered if the corporation name includes the words “social worker(s)”, registered social worker(s)”, or the initials “S.W.” or “R.S.W.”.

Please review this Incorporation Guide and Procedures document for more information on the MCSW corporation registration process.

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Students

Benefits of Registration

There are many benefits to registering with the Manitoba College of Social Workers as a Social Work Student member. As a student member you will be updated about the activities of the College via electronic newsletters and email bulletins. Students will also have an opportunity to meet and network with Social Workers, and volunteer on the College Board or Committees. New graduates who are first-time Social Work registrants with the College are also eligible to become registered Social Workers at a reduced rate for the first year following convocation.

The registration year for Student members is October 1 – September 30.

Applying for Student Membership

In order to join as a Social Work Student, an applicant must:

  • be enrolled in a Manitoba Social Work program accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE), or
  • be enrolled at Booth University College, or
  • be a current resident of Manitoba and enrolled in a Social Work program accredited by CASWE
  • complete the application form (found below), and
  • pay the annual Student membership fee of $20.00 online with Visa, MasterCard or Visa/Debit.

Note: Students are not eligible for registration as student members if: they hold a BSW or MSW degree accredited by CASWE or a social work program approved by the College; and they are employed or volunteering within the scope of social work practice outside of their practicum

Reminder: Student members cannot use the title “Social Worker” or “RSW” as a designation, but may refer to themselves as “Student members of the College”.

To begin your application click below:
Applicant Portal

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Examination Process

Substantial Equivalency applicants and applicants who have graduated from an Approved Social Work Program are required to complete an exam as a part of their application process.

Applicants must first be approved to write the exam by applying for registration with MCSW.  For more details please review this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

 

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Applicants Without A Social Work Degree - Grandparented

NOTICE: THE GRANDPARENTING ROUTE OF ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED

Subsection 11(1) of The Social Work Profession Act, otherwise known as the “Grandparenting” provision, provided an opportunity for practitioners without a social work degree who had been functioning in the role of a social worker for at least 4400 hours in the previous 5 years to be considered for registration as a Social Worker with the Manitoba College of Social Workers.  The “Grandparenting” route of entry was time limited and expired on April 3, 2018.  All Grandparenting applications and required supporting documentation must have been received by the College on or before April 3, 2018.  Applications under this section are no longer accepted.

Important reminder: Social Workers registered under the Grandparenting provision must continue to adhere to approved practice limitations and demonstrate that they are currently functioning in the role of a social worker in order to be eligible for renewal of registration [SWPA 11(2)].  If registration is cancelled or allowed to lapse, a practitioner will not be able to reapply as a Grandparented applicant after April 3, 2018.

Important information regarding Practice Limitations

 

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Applicant FAQ's

The College strives to return messages within 24 hours, however due to the high volume of calls and emails being received response times are taking up to three business days.   Please only leave one message or email and a representative from the College will be in touch.

Q.  How do I submit my supporting documents to the College?

A.  Please refer to STEP 2 of the applicant step description for your route of entry.  There are no exceptions made to the submission instructions.

Q.  Where do I send my documents that can be submitted electronically?

A.  Please send to admin@mcsw.ca.

Q.  How do I get the original documents to the College?

A.  Many applicants mail their original documents to the office. You can also drop off in person or use the drop slot at 101-2033 Portage Avenue during office hours 8:30am – noon & 1pm to 4pm if that is convenient for you.

Your original transcript can be mailed directly from the academic institution to the College at your request.  This is the preferred way for the College to receive your transcript.  If the registrar’s office is able to email transcripts please have them email directly to admin@mcsw.ca

Q.  Can I get the original documents back?

A.  Yes.  Please enclose a note with your documents indicating where you would like them returned.

Q.  How do I know if the College has received the documents I have sent in?

A.  Log into your Applicant Portal to review the list of submitted and outstanding documentation.  Please give College staff 10 business days to log submitted documentation before contacting the College to follow up.

Q. Once all documents are received how long does it take to find out the decision of the College?

A.  The review process takes between 4 – 6 weeks.  You will receive an email from the College with your notice of decision and the steps to activate your registration if applicable.

 

 

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Registration Appeal

If your application for registration is not approved, or it is approved with one or more limitations/conditions, you have the option to submit a written appeal of the Registrar’s decision to the Board of Directors.  The appeal must specify the reasons for the appeal and be submitted within 30 days after you receive notice of the Registrar’s decision.

Registration Appeal Procedures

Registration Appeal Form

Should you have any questions regarding the appeal process after reviewing the information above, please feel free to contact the College at 204-888-9477.

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