A registered midwife in Ontario is a midwife who meets all the standards of the College of Midwives of Ontario. In Ontario, the Midwifery Education Program is a specialized four year university degree (offered at Ryerson, McMaster and Laurentian universities). Ongoing recertification and training continues to ensure that midwives have all the skills they need for providing great care. Many midwives in Ontario have been trained in other countries, and often have many years of experience. These midwives have completed Canadian examinations and have proven to the College of Midwives that they meet Ontario’s registration standards.