You are encouraged to review this page periodically while you are in the SEAS program and after completing SEAS. Information will be updated or added as it becomes available.

Occupational Therapy-related Documents

Upcoming Events

Visit this page regularly for information on upcoming events.

To Assist with Your Registration Journey

  • National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam (NOTCE)

Financial Assistance

Microloan Programs

Microloan programs provide low interest loans to internationally educated professionals to obtain the credentials needed to work in Canada. For information on organizations that administer microloans in Canada, please visit their websites:

Other Financial Assistance

For New Arrivals

Job-finding Resources

Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

June 29, 2021: The Ontario government is investing $7.7 million in language and skills training supports to help 2,700 newcomers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic start new jobs. Through 19 programs across Ontario, newcomers will gain the skills they need to work in food manufacturing, healthcare, web development, and other in-demand sectors while supporting Ontario’s economic recovery and future prosperity. Learn more HERE.

British Columbia Human Health Resource Strategy

For assistance with job-finding and information on career opportunities in British Columbia’s health care system, please refer to the British Columbia Health Careers website

Language Training

Occupation-specific Language Training

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sponsors free occupation-specific language skills training for foreign-educated occupational therapists. The courses are delivered in a variety of formats in Ontario colleges. Participants will develop communication skills for working effectively on inter-professional health care teams.

Learn more HERE.

For information specific to language-training programs in Manitoba, learn more HERE.


Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway: Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

Foreign nationals in Canada could qualify to become permanent residents faster, through the new Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway program.

  • 20,000 applications for temporary foreign workers in health care will be accepted.
  • To qualify, candidates must submit their application before November 5, 2021, or until the maximum numbers of applications is received, whichever comes first.

Find a full list of eligibility criteria and for details about the program HERE.


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