Immigrating to Canada and becoming a licensed, practising physiotherapist can be a challenging process. CAPR has developed a series of resources to help you better understand the regulatory and working environment. Read More
For internationally-educated physiotherapists, credentialling is the process of evaluating documentary evidence to determine if your qualifications are not substantially different from Canadian entry-to-practice standards. This section provides detailed information on the process, timing and costs associated with credentialling. Read More
To become a licensed physiotherapist in Canada (except for Quebec) you must successfully complete the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) before they are eligible to obtain an independent licence to practise in Canada. Click here to learn more about the format of the PCE, as well as the associated costs and typical overall timeline. Read More
“Physiotherapy”, also known as “physical therapy” is a regulated profession in Canada. That means by law, you are required to be licenced to practise. The responsibility for licensing physiotherapists is held by provincial and territorial Regulatory Colleges. Read More
The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) is a credentialling and assessment agency that provides evaluation services on behalf of our Members – the Canadian provincial and territorial physiotherapy regulators (called Colleges). Read More
The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators – excellence in evaluation, policy and knowledge brokering services in support of safe, high quality physiotherapy care.
The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) is a credentialling and assessment agency that provides Evaluation Services on behalf of our Members – the Canadian provincial and territorial physiotherapy regulators (called Colleges). On behalf of our Members, we review the education and qualifications of applicants educated outside of Canada to determine whether or not they are substantially different from those of Canadian-educated physiotherapists. For both Canadian- and internationally-educated physiotherapists, we administer the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) to determine a candidate's readiness for safe, effective and independent physiotherapy practice.
The goals and strategic directions articulated in CAPR’s Strategic Plan identify CAPR's priorities between 2013 and 2016
There are a number of groups responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of CAPR. Click on the individual links below to learn more about CAPR’s Board of Directors, Committees and staff.
Listed below are links to CAPR regulatory and Affiliate members, accredited physiotherapy education programs in Canada, institutional partners and select immigration resources.
The CAPR Award of Distinction is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to a regulatory organization or to physiotherapy regulation in general.