Fact Sheet - Dietitian

Regulated profession (NOC 2021)
Regulatory bodyCollege of Dietitians of Manitoba (CDM)
Regulated titles
  • Dietitian
  • Registered Dietitian (R.D.)
  • Graduate Dietitian (G.D.)
  • Dietetic Intern (D.I.)
National bodiesDietitians of Canada (DC) is the national organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the profession. DC develops professional standards and resources, as well as accredits education and training programs.
Membership associationsDietitians of Canada (DC) offers membership to various individuals, including students and dietitians who have received training and licensing outside of Canada.
Registration processSee CDM - Internationally Educated Dietitians - Registration Process.
Credential assessmentSee CDM - Internationally Educated Dietitians - Registration Process - Credential Assessment.
Language proficiencySee CDM - Internationally Educated Dietitians - Registration Process - Requirements - Language.
Professional competency profilesSee Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) - Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEP).
Essential skills profileGo to Job Bank - Explore careers by essential skills, search for the occupation via name or NOC code, and view the essential skills profile.
Employment outlookGo to Job Bank - Explore job outlooks, search the occupation name or NOC code, and view employment outlook by provinces and regions across Canada.
Job search toolsTo search job postings in any occupation, visit Job Bank or Work in Manitoba.
Related occupations/alternate careers (NOC 2021)Below are examples of occupations in the broader field of dietetics, health and safety, and food services:

  • 32129 – Other medical technologists and technicians
  • 94143 – Testers and graders, food and beverage processing
  • 21120 – Public and environmental health and safety professionals
  • 22232 – Occupational health and safety specialists
  • 62020 – Food service supervisors
  • 60030 – Restaurant and food service managers

While each occupation will have its own set of employment requirements, none are regulated occupations in Manitoba and therefore do not have certification/registration requirements with a professional regulatory body. Employers often, however, require applicants to have job-specific experience, training, and/or certification. Always check the hiring criteria carefully. Hiring criteria is set by the employer and will vary from employer to employer.
Last updated December 2022.


  1. This fact sheet serves as a guide and will be updated periodically. When researching information on professional registration processes, always refer to the regulator to ensure accurate, up-to-date information.
  2. The Government of Canada updates the National Occupational Classification (NOC) every five years. At present, users can access four versions of NOC (2021, 2016, 2011, and 2006) on the NOC website. When searching an occupation on the NOC website, always use the most recent version (NOC 2021).
  3. The regulatory body is the only organization that can grant entry into a regulated occupation via registration and the issuing of a licence or certificate. Other organizations (e.g., national bodies, regional bodies, membership associations, etc.) are not regulatory bodies.