Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO) and the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapists University Programs (ACOTUP) are the partner organizations of the IEOT Web Portal, funded by the Government of Canada's Foreign Credential Recognition Program.
What is the IEOT Web Portal?
The web portal is an online navigation tool that provides IEOTS with information to assess their interests and qualifications to work in Canada, as well as links to web sites that will provide necessary information regarding registration and immigration requirements and processes.
Why develop the IEOT Web Portal?
The IEOT Web Portal was created to provide IEOTs with a gateway to information about the practice of occupational therapy in Canada, what it’s like to work in the Canadian health sector and the steps they must take to work as an occupational therapist in one of Canada’s provinces or territories. The Portal also serves as an entry point to access information related to occupational therapy in Canada for employers, domestically educated occupational therapists, settlement agencies, and other organizations working with IEOTs to access coordinated information related to occupational therapy in Canada.
The development of the IEOT Web Portal was funded by the Government of Canada's Foreign Credential Recognition Program. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Human Resources Skills Development Canada.
Immigration and Employment in Canada
- For further information on assessments and recognition of credentials for the purpose of immigration and employment in Canada, please consult the web site of the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials.
- For more information about the immigration and visa application process, please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada directly.
- Immigrating to Canada as a skilled worker
Citizenship and Immigration Canada in collaboration with CAOT have developed a fact sheet that will be used by government agencies for Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists (IEOT) wishing to work in Canada. To access the fact sheet, please click here.
CAOT has officially launched the Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists (IEOT) Web Portal. The Portal provides IEOTs with a gateway to information about the practice of occupational therapy in Canada. To access the web portal, please click here.
CAOT only accepts requests from occupational therapists. All other professions, e.g. physiotherapists, activity therapists, rehabilitation therapists, recreational therapists, etc. should visit the web site for the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials, or perform an Internet search in order to contact the appropriate organization in Canada.