No, there are no requirements to adopt the same occupational standards. However, Labour Mobility provisions encourage regulatory bodies to reconcile differences in occupational standards and to adopt, to the extent possible and where practical, common interprovincial occupational standards.

Each jurisdiction has the authority to set occupational standards as they see fit. If necessary to ensure public health and safety, a jurisdiction can impose training and examination requirements on incoming practitioners already certified elsewhere in Canada in the same occupation as long as a Labour Mobility exception has been approved that provides strong evidence that a Labour Mobility exception is necessary to achieve a legitimate objective, such as a genuine threat to public health and safety.