Thinking of working in Canada as a physiotherapist? Physical Therapy is a regulated profession in Canada which means you must have your credentials assessed and pass 2 national exams to become licensed to practice. Here’s a step by step guide to help you reach your goals.

  • STEP 1: IMMIGRATION

    Before you can start the process, you must be able to work and live in Canada. It will be important to consider express entry, family sponsorship and provincial nominations.
  • STEP 2: CAPR REQUIREMENTS

    By having the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) review your credentials, they can start you on your journey to becoming a registered physiotherapist in Canada. We provide a CAPR approved course that helps you meet your credentialing gap with the knowledge of physiotherapy practice within the Canadian healthcare system.
  • STEP 3: EXAM PREPARATION

    Once your credentials are verified, it’s time to prepare for the Physiotherapy Competence Exams (PCE). Our Bridging Program has a number of options to assist you in preparing for the PCE exams. IEPTs who have participated in the Bridging Program have demonstrated a higher rate of success in the PCE exams.
  • STEP 4: PCE – WRITTEN COMPONENT

    The first part of the PCE is a written exam which is a competency-based multiple choice exam. Our Bridging Program offers skill development workshops to address study strategies and exam-taking skills essential for success.
  • STEP 5: PCE - CLINICAL COMPONENT

    Once you pass the Written Component Exam you then register for the Clinical Component Exam. This exam tests your ability to safely and effectively apply the principles and processes of physical therapy practice. Our bridging program offers practical skills exams and workshops to address study strategies and performance tips essential for success.
  • STEP 6: REGISTRATION TO PRACTICE

    Once you have passed both components of the PCE you are ready to register and practice as a physiotherapist in Canada. Our Comprehensive Bridging Program provides Canadian-based clinical experience and assistance with integration into the workplace.