HOW TO APPLY
Entry to the Comprehensive Program requires an application and an admission assessment evaluation. 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 the VIRTUAL admissions assessment. 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
- • Current digital photo from the shoulders up, white background
- • Document-front & back-verifying your Canadian Status and
Identity (i.e. Citizenship, Landed Immigrant card, Permanent Resident
- card, Convention Refugee proof of status etc.)
- • Document-front & back-verifying you are living in Ontario or within Canada
- 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 virtual Admission Assessment on an assigned date(s). The Admission Assessment is a competency-based evaluation designed to assess current physical therapy knowledge, clinical reasoning, physical therapy practice skills and practice readiness. Candidates must complete the Admission Assessment to be considered for the program. Program faculty will use the Admission Assessment results to determine if your learning needs can be addressed through the Comprehensive Bridging Program.
Offers of admission to the OIEPB Comprehensive Bridging Program will be emailed to successful applicants 2-3 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 up to $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.
No refunds will be allowed once fees are paid. Fees include and are not limited to application fees, admission assessment fees and tuition fees. Disputes will result in your withdrawal from Admissions and Enrollment in the OIEPB Program.
The Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP) may be offered by The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to provide 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: There is no guarantee of funding. If funding is announced, dispersal of the bursary is towards the end of the OIEPB program year in which you are enrolled. Who can apply? You must be enrolled in the bridging program, paid all tuition fees in full and meet the financial and immigration status criteria as set out by OBPAP. The Program Administrator will announce when the bursary application process is open and provide guidelines about how to apply.
The bridging program is hosted by the University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy and is a non-OSAP approved program. For general information and to learn more about the OBPAP bursary program, please visit the OBPAP website.
Windmill Microlending is a registered charity serving newcomers since 2005. Windmill Microlending provides up to $15,000 microloans for skilled immigrants and refugees to pay for their Canadian licensing or training to restart or continue their careers in Canada. Loans can be used to cover fees for licensing and qualifying exams, credential assessments, books, course materials, childcare or living allowance during the study period, English or French training, and other expenses to cover the costs of Canadian accreditation, training, and career development. To determine if you are eligible for a loan and learn more, please visit the Windmill website.
ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a registered Canadian charity based in Toronto that was established in 1999 to help individuals facing financial barriers in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton obtain affordable loans for small business and professional development.
ACCESS’s Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Program assists internationally-trained individuals who want to get back in their field or re-train for an alternative career in Canada with loans up to $15,000 to pay for career-related expenses such as professional accreditation and certification exams, courses and bridging programs, travel and living expenses.