Psychology in Canada

Psychology is an important part of the social fabric of Canada.

Our university psychology departments conduct research in a wide range of areas and teach our students. These areas include neuroscience, health science and social science.

Psychology services are provided in schools, private practices, businesses, health clinics, hospitals, jails, courts, social welfare agencies, rehabilitation centres and so on. These services are provided by governments or in the private sector. Provincial and territorial governments are responsible for public psychological services and the regulation of psychology.

Canada is a big and diverse country. The information in this section is designed to make it less confusing and to help Canadians and people from abroad understand how psychology is organized in Canada, what psychologists do and how they are educated, trained and regulated.


The Study and Practice of Psychology in Canada: Facts for Foreign Nationals