Please note that the Admissions process has temporarily ceased. Please check back in early 2023.

The United Church of Canada, as a united and uniting denomination, welcomes ministry leadership from other recognized global ecumenical Christian denominations who feel called to serve in the United Church.

Discernment and Process

If you are considering ministry in The United Church of Canada, please take the time to get to know us.


Due to an abundance of qualified ministers approved by The United Church of Canada currently seeking calls, the Board of Vocation has temporarily ceased the application process. Please check this website early in 2023 for information regarding a recommencement of the Admission process.


As you review the process and decide on a potential future serving in ministry with the United Church, it is extremely important to understand that immigration requirements are separate from church processes. Applicants are advised that the process will take a significant period of time to meet both immigration and church requirements.


If you have questions please contact Office of Vocation.


Attachment Size Type
Admission to the Order of Ministry Policy and Procedures (September 2019) 439.31 KB PDF
Admission Resources for Discernment (November 2019) 172.69 KB PDF
Mentors to Ministers in the Admission Process (November 2019) 139.46 KB PDF
Admission Board Resources (December 2019) 499.85 KB PDF