Becoming an Architect

Paths to Licensure

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Internship in Architecture Program (IAP)

Find out more information on becoming a licensed architect in Ontario after following a path of education, experience, and examination in the province.

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RAIC Syllabus Program

Discover how to become an architect through the apprenticeship Syllabus Program offered by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

Internationally Trained Professionals
Internationally Trained Professional (ITP)

Information for internationally trained professionals who have been licensed as architects in a jurisdiction outside of Canada.


OAA Paths to Licensure

There are different pathways to becoming licensed as an Architect OAA depending on your level of education and experience, and whether you are already licensed in another jurisdiction outside of Ontario. Download the following matrix to help determine which pathway is best suited for you.


Apply for Membership

Learn More About Architects

Information on individuals who are licensed to use the title “architect” and practise architecture in Ontario.

Learn More About Intern Architects

The Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) is the path to licensure as an architect in Canada. Learn more about what this entails in the province of Ontario.

Learn More About Student Associates

Those currently studying architecture can join the OAA for free to stay informed about the requirements for licensure in Ontario.


Meet The OAA Video

On October 27, 2020, the OAA Interns Committee hosted the first Meet the OAA event over Zoom, helping introduce the Association (and its role as regulator of Ontario’s architecture profession) to students, while also sharing more information about the path to licensure in the province. It is now available for on-demand viewing below and on the OAA's You Tube channel.

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IAP Contacts

General Enquiries 

Lashmi Olivierre
Administrator, IAP
416.449.6898 Ext. 204 

Catherine Reyes
Administrative Assistant, IAP
416.449.6898 Ext. 205