Steps to work as a physiotherapist in Canada
Are you a physiotherapist educated outside Canada and now looking to practice in Canada?
In Canada, physiotherapy is a regulated profession. To work as a physiotherapist, you must register with the regulatory body in the province or territory where you work. It is illegal to practice if you are not licensed or registered.
Becoming a registered physiotherapist in Canada
you must complete CAPR's Educational Credentials and Qualifications Assessment You can begin this before you come to Canada.
- This assessment ensures that your education and qualifications are similar to the education and qualifications of a Canadian-educated physiotherapist.
- You will need to prove your language skills or take a language test.
- You must pay fees for the assessment. ( CAN $1088).
- You must finish "Context of Physiotherapy Practice in Canada" course.
Prepare for the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam ( PCE). Review some helpful resources.
Pass the PCE written Component.
Obtain for temporary physiotherapy license and prepare for PCE clinical component.
Note: Due to the Covid, the PCE clinical exam is suspended without clear plan.
Pass the PCE clinical exam and obtain full independent license.