Moving Between Provinces
1. If I want to move to another province (non-legislated) and work as a therapist, what do I need to do?
2. How do I transfer to one of the legislated provinces?
To practice massage therapy in Ontario, you must obtain a Certificate of Registration from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (the College). The College under the Massage Therapy Act and the Regulated Health Professions Act sets all registration requirements. You cannot practice as a massage therapist unless you are registered with the College. Only the College of Massage Therapists, the provincial regulatory body, can register Massage Therapists.
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (the College), requires Credential and Prior Learning Assessment (CPLA) to determine if you have knowledge and skills equivalent to those acquired through education in Ontario which are required to pass the College's Certification Examinations and to practise in Ontario.
Following the CPLA process applicants will be referred to one of three steps towards obtaining Registration to practise massage therapy in Ontario.
To practice massage therapy in British Columbia you must be a registrant of the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC). The CMTBC is the regulatory body responsible for the profession of massage in this province. The duty of the CMT is to serve and protect the public and to exercise its powers and discharge its responsibilities under all enactments in the public interest. The objects of the CMT are to govern Registrants, to establish, monitor and enforce standards of education, practice and continuing competency, to prevent professional misconduct and to establish, monitor and enforce standards of professional ethics.
Registration under the CMT means that you are entitled to practice massage therapy in British Columbia. Admission under the CMT is granted only after successful completion of the Registration Examinations (aka Board Exams). The current minimum core curriculum guideline requirement is 3,000 hours. This course of study takes approximately three years to complete.
Application for Credential and Prior Learning Assessment
The Diagnostic Assessment consists of two components:
Same as Ontario.
3. What is the process if I want to come back to Saskatchewan and re-join MTAS once I have moved away?