STEP 1: IMMIGRATION
YOU ARE PLANNING TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA
Before you can work in Canada, you must have the necessary documents to live in Canada. Canadian Citizenship, Permanent residency, or Refugee status are all acceptable citizenship classes. Once this is satisfied, you can then proceed to take steps to become a licensed Physiotherapist in Canada.
Skilled workers can immigrate to Canada.
Relatives that are already Canadian citizens can sponsor you.
Provinces and territories can sponsor immigrants who hold skills that will benefit a community in need.
IF YOU ARE A CANADIAN CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT
If you’re already a Canadian citizen or hold Permanent Residency status but educated outside of Canada, it is important to ensure your skills are not substantially different with Canadian standards. You must take the necessary steps to be credentialed by CAPR. Once you are eligible to take the Physiotherapy Competency Exam, OIEPB workshops with experienced physiotherapists can help you to prepare for the written and clinical components of the exams .
GET STARTED BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME
We recommend starting the credentialing and bridging process before you immigrate to Canada so you can continue working as soon as possible. It is easier to collect critical documents needed from your home country while you are still there.