MRCS LRCP Lond 1888.
Cant studied at Owens College Manchester and during training was a resident at Stockport Infirmary. Cant was a general practitioner in Woodley, near Stockport. He was also medical officer of health for Bredbury and Romily Urban District Council for 48 years until he retired in 1938. Cant was president of the Stockport and District Medical Society, a member of Manchester Medical Society , and president of the Hyde Division of British Medical Association in 1915. Cant was also chairman of the Local Medical War Committee. He died on 22 May 1947, aged 85.