HOW TO APPLY
Entry to the 10-month Comprehensive Program requires an application and a one-day admission assessment in February. Simply fill out the application form and provide the required documentation. A non-refundable application fee of $100 CAD will be required to complete/submit the application. If you meet the program requirements, you will be invited to attend our one-day admissions assessment at the University of Toronto. There is a $175 non refundable fee for this assessment.
Please note: Submit your Application early. Admissions may be closed before the deadline once all spots for the Assessment have been filled.
Complete the online application form and upload the required documents. Before you start completing the application form, have your required documents ready:
- • Document verifying you meet the OIEPB language
- • Document verifying you meet the prerequisite course
requirement–a course such as Physiotherapy Practice
within the Canadian Health Care Context
- • Current resume
- • Document-front & back-verifying your Canadian Status and
Identity (i.e. Citizenship, Landed Immigrant card, Permanent Resident
card, Convention Refugee proof of status)
- • Document-front & back-verifying you are or will be living in Ontario
- during the program year (i.e. Passport or Driver’s license or Utility bill)
Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and eligible applicants will be invited to the Admission Assessment. There are no exemptions from the language proficiency requirements or prerequisite course. If your application is incomplete and/or additional documentation is required, you will be notified. We will only contact you via email, so please check your email regularly.
Upon successful review of your application by the Admissions Committee, candidates will be invited to attend the Admission Assessment on an assigned date. The Admission Assessment is a one-day competency-based evaluation designed to assess current physical therapy knowledge, clinical reasoning, physical therapy practice skills and practice readiness. Candidates must be in Toronto to attend the Admission Assessment Day to be considered for the program. There is no off-site assessment option. Program faculty will use the Admission Assessment results to determine if your learning needs can be addressed through the Comprehensive Bridging Program. All applicants will receive an evaluation of their performance on the Admission Assessment.
Offers of admission to the OIEPB Comprehensive Bridging Program will be emailed to successful applicants 3-4 weeks after the Admission Assessment. If you accept the offer of admission, all outstanding documents must be received prior to the start of the OIEPB Comprehensive Bridging Program.
TUITION AND FEES
* Please be advised that all fees are non-refundable, may be subject to change and payable in Canadian currency by credit card only. The Tuition Fee may be paid in installments as outlined by the program. Details are available upon request. In addition to the tuition fees, it is advised to plan for approximately $500 CAD for textbooks or resources depending on your personal library. The Program does not provide subsidies or search assistance for accommodation or transportation when in Toronto for the onsite sessions or the clinical internships. Any additional costs incurred during the program may vary and is the sole responsibility of the learners.
The Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP) may be offered by The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to provides bursaries of up to $5,000 to internationally trained professionals living in Ontario and participating in eligible Ontario Bridging Training programs. These bursaries cover direct tuition costs, books and equipment.
Please note: Dispersal of the bursary will be based on financial need and available funding by the MTCU. All applicants who are offered Admissions and meet the financial and immigration status criteria can apply for the OBPAP bursary AFTER the start of the comprehensive bridging program as directed by the Program Administrator once funding is announced. There is no guaranteed funding by MTCU. Tuition payments are made prior to the start of the program year. The bridging program is hosted by the University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy and is a non-OSAP approved program. For more information, about the OBPAP bursary program visit the OBPAP webpage.
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