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
Immigrating to Canada and becoming a licensed, practising physiotherapist can be a long and difficult process for many. CAPR has developed a series of resources to help you better understand the regulatory and working environment.
To practice physiotherapy in canada, you must be licensed by a Regulatory College. All Regulatory Colleges (except for Quebec) require that internationally-educated individuals have their credentials assessed by CAPR and pass the Physiotherapy Competency Examination before a licence is issued. Read more to learn about practising in Canada.
The practice of physiotherapy varies in different parts of the world. If you are an internationally-educated physiotherapists interested in practising in Canada are strongly encouraged to make use of the "Self Assessment Readiness Tool" before applying.
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