Depending on your learning needs and the status of your immigration process, you may wish to explore these educational resources and financial support programs that are available.

Educational Resources

The Occupational Therapy Examination and Practice Preparation (OTepp) is a program that assists internationally educated occupational therapists (IEOTs) as they seek to transition into practice in Canada. Study modules and a clinical internship are offered.

Financial Resources

  1. Immigrant Access Fund (IAF) lends low interest loans to skilled immigrants who cannot pay for the accreditation/training they need to work in their field in Canada. Loans can cover the following expenses:
    • Short-term (two years or less) training
    • Exam fees with a professional governing association
    • Travel expenses to write an exam
    • Qualification assessments - the SEAS process would fall under this category
    • Professional association fees
    • Books and course materials
    • English language courses specific to employment
    • Living allowance during study time
    • Other related expenses
  2. Foreign Credential Recognition ( FCR ) Loans Pilot Project  is a federal program that provides financial support to community -support programs in select communities across the country. These programs support immigrants as they work towards having their credentials recognized. Follow the link to the relevant community - support program for information on funding availablility, eligibility and the application process.