OIEPB is here for YOU


The Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging (OIEPB) Program offers a comprehensive 10 month program, online courses and workshops for internationally educated physiotherapists (IEPTs) like yourself to help transition your career to Canada.


The Comprehensive Bridging Program will help you on your journey to licensing and practice as a physiotherapist in Canada. To gain licensure, you must pass 2 national Physiotherapy Competency Exams (PCE) conducted by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators.


The OIEPB Exam Success Rates show how well our Alumni have performed.


The PCE Clinical Component exam pass rate for our bridge learners is 86.8% compared to a pass rate of 42% for IEPTs with no bridge training and 83% pass rate for Canadian-trained physiotherapists (Table below).



With a 100% employment rate, learners are integrated within the Canadian health care system in major urban centres and/or rural areas in their chosen area of practice. The impact of the bridging program extends widely across the country and the Ontario labour force.




Messages from our Alumni:


“Internationally trained Physiotherapist coming to Canada should certainly consider this program as priority to get assistance with licensing exams, work experience and networking with clinicians. The program was really awesome, advantageous, and fabulous…I  would definitely recommend it to others.”  (Mujahid T., Class of 2016)


“The results are out and I’m glad to inform you that the OIEPB Class 2017 who sat for the May 2017 PCE all passed! The merits should go the OIEPB Team…”  (Ka Sing L., Class of 2017)


“I am very happy to share with you that I have successfully passed the OSCE exam that I appeared in Nov 2016. I thank you for all your support, guidance and help.”  (Harold M., Class of 2017)


“I just accepted a job offer last week…The bridging program has helped equip me with the skills and knowledge so that I will be able to work and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to create the highest quality and safest patient care possible. I would not have done it without all your help and support, and for that, I am profoundly grateful.”  (Minette T., Class of 2017)


“…I am joining a team of physiotherapists at a downtown hospital. I always wanted to work in an environment that will help me grow professionally.”  (Madhi H., Class of 2015)


Get the advantages you need to succeed by taking this program.



This 10-month program is designed to provide educational opportunities for internationally educated physiotherapists to bridge their knowledge, skills and experience to meet the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) entry-to-practice requirements. You will have access to supervised clinical practice opportunities and support to integrate into the Canadian workplace.

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This course is approved by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) and meets their credentialing requirements. This six week online course is facilitated by experienced Canadian physiotherapists.

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These workshops help you prepare for the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) written and clinical component exams. With a focus on exam-taking skills and studying techniques, these workshops will help you get ready to challenge your PCE examinations.

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The Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging Program is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities: