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IEOTs in Canada

Clinical setting videos - videos to provide insight into a few clinical settings where OTs in Canada work

Self-assessment Readiness Tool for Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists (SART®)

Substantial Equivalency Assessment System (SEAS)

Understanding the Canadian Health Care System course (Health Force Ontario)

Health Force Ontario Access Centre for Internationally Educated Health Professionals

Orientation to Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context for internationally educated health professionals (University of Toronto)


Financial Resources


  • Immigrant Access Fund Canada - IAF Canada's loan program is available across Canada including the Greater Toronto Area.
  • OBPAP:  For participants in Ontario, the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistant Program (OBPAP) provides bursaries of up to $5,000 to cover direct education costs (tuition, books and equipment) for students attending non-OSAP approved, current or former Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) funded bridge training programs.
  • The Yukon IEHP Bursary is available to IEHPs who have lived in Yukon for a minimum of three months. The fund covers up to 66% of eligible expenses per year such as competency assessment fees, registration fees for bridging programs, attendance at one language proficiency test, etc. 
  • On February 22, 2012, HRSDC (now ESDC) officially launched the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Pilot to help internationally trained individuals cover the cost of licensing exams, training, skills upgrading and other costs encountered during the foreign credential recognition process.  To search available resources, click here.

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