Licensing process in Manitoba
To practise physiotherapy in Manitoba you must:
- have a degree in physiotherapy or the equivalent
- have completed at least 1,200 hours of professional work in the last five years
- be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba
Note: If your program of study is assessed as not equivalent to Manitoba standards you may be asked to complete additional requirements.
You must complete the following steps:
Note: The college conducts the licensing process in English only. Thus, all documents must be translated into English. (Translations must be notarized.)
STEP 1: Contact the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba and tell them you are an internationally educated physiotherapist and want to receive information on how to become licensed to practise in Manitoba.
STEP 2: Contact the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators and tell them you would like information about the process of international qualification assessment and exams.
STEP 3: Complete the alliance application form.
With your application you must submit documents including:
- notarized copies of certificate(s) and degree(s)
- official transcripts
- course syllabi
- document-request form completed by your educational institution
- current resumé
- notarized copy of thesis information, if completed
- proof of registration or eligibility to work as a physiotherapist in home country
- two signed copies of a recent passport photo
- notarized birth certificate
- notarized marriage certificate (if applicable and only if your name is different in the documents submitted)
- copy of your passport information sheet and picture
- copy of permanent resident card
- evidence of language proficiency in English or French
- assessment fee
Important: Your application form must be completed and signed before a notary public.
STEP 4: Complete all qualification exams.
STEP 5: Complete the application form to register with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.
STEP 6: When all requirements have been met and fees paid, you will be licensed by the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.
Visit the college website for current amount of application, assessment, exam, registration and other fees.
English proficiency: To practise this profession you must have advanced skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. You should be able to:
- participate in complex discussions
- express your thoughts clearly
- understand technical documents
- write reports with confidence
To find out more about the specific language requirements for this profession contact the regulatory body.
Revised November 2013