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
- Essential Competencies of Practice for Occupational Therapists in Canada, 3rd Edition
- Quick Reference Guide to the Essential Competencies of Practice for Occupational Therapists in Canada
Visit this page regularly for information on upcoming events.
To Assist with Your Registration Journey
- National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam (NOTCE)
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:
- Achēv Career Loans
- SOPA – Arrive Prepared (information on microloan providers across a range of provinces)
- Windmill Microlending
Other Financial Assistance
- Foreign Credential Recognition Program
- Alberta – Immigration Settlement Support
- Immigrate Manitoba
- Ontario Works
For New Arrivals
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.
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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