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Nutritionist and Dietitian Programs in Toronto and Ontario - Canada

Toronto Nutritionist & Dietitian Employment Outlook

According to a 2006 Dietitians of Canada report on the future of the industry in Ontario's metropolitan areas, including that for Toronto nutritionists and dietitians, the outlook is well above average growth for the economy as a whole. Roughly 95 percent of recent graduates over the past four years have found full time employment within one year of graduation. Moreover, it only took graduates from nutrition and dietetic programs in the province who passed certification by the College of Dietetics of Ontario and the Dietitians of Canada less than two months to find employment as a dietitian.

Ontario nutritionists and dietitians work in a variety of areas concerning the nutrition and public health of the residents of Ontario. Many of the nutrition professionals work in the following areas:

  • Family Nutrition
  • Healthy Eating Habits
  • Weight Loss Assistance
  • Senior & Long Term Care Nutrition
  • Food Service
  • Disease Prevention

As recently as 2009, according to the College of Dietetics of Ontario, many of Ontario's Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists were working in the following areas:

  • Community Health Centres
  • Family Health Clinics
  • Home Care Organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Diabetes Education Centres
  • Public Health Facilities
  • Sports & Recreation Facilities
  • Food Industry
  • Academic & Research Institutes
  • Private Practice

Toronto and Ontario Wages & Working Conditions

In a recent report by Payscale.com, on online employment monitor for Canadian health care industries, recent nutrition and dietetics graduates in Ontario earned as much as $54,000 per year in 2009. Dietitians of Canada reported during this same period that an entry level dietitian or nutritionist could expect to make at least $40,000 during their first year of practice, and often times higher in metropolitan areas.

Payscale.com reports the median income for nutritionists across Canada with at least 5 years of experience at roughly $69,000. Those with experience above 10 years often earn more than $82,5000 annuy, significantly higher than Ontario's average household income.

A list of average starting salaries for Ontario RD's and DTR's are available below:

Position
Monthly
Annualy
30th Percentile
$2,773
$33,280
60th Percentile
$5,425
$65,104
95th Percentile
$6,899
$82,784

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