1. Pre-Arrival

  • Pre-Arrival

    The profession of physiotherapy is a regulated one in all of Canada, with the exception of the Northwestern Territories and Nunavut. You are not allowed to call yourself a physiotherapist or physical therapist or practice the profession if you are … Continue reading

2. Skills Development

  • Skills development
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    In addition to accreditation, upgrading your skills through a bridging program or other courses and workshops is an important part of your journey to become a physiotherapist in Canada. You can benefit from the various opportunities for ongoing learning and … Continue reading

3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces

  • Understanding Canadian workplaces
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    Canadian employers who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but … Continue reading

4. Job Finding Techniques

  • Job finding techniques
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    The Canadian job market is very competitive, so be prepared and understand each of the steps needed to gain employment.  As well, finding a job in Canada may be very different than in your home country. You have to be … Continue reading

5. Associations

  • Associations
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    The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.

6. Employment

  • Employment
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    The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s reference on occupations. It provides job descriptions, occupational statistics and labour market information. Finding a job in Canada may be different than in your home country and you may need help finding job … Continue reading