In Manitoba, individuals must be registered with the College of Dietitians of Manitoba (the College) in order to practise using a professional title. These professional titles are protected by law:
- Registered Dietitian, RD
- Dietitian (or equivalent title in another language)
- Graduate Dietitian, GD
- Dietetic Intern, DI
Titles Are Not Portable
All Dietitians must be registered in the province where they practise in order to have the right to use a professional title. Registration in one province does not mean the title may be used while working in another province.
- Dietetic interns coming to Manitoba for a portion of their internship must be registered with the College
- Dietitians coming to Manitoba to provide advice at a public speaking engagement must be registered with the College
I am a member of the Dietitians of Canada. Does this grant me the right to use the professional title Dietitian?
No. The Dietitians of Canada is an association. It is not a regulatory body. You must be registered with a provincial regulatory body in order to use the professional title.