Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Careers in Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can offer you a life long career that is challenging, rewarding and diversified. There are many applicants for a limited number of places in Canadian occupational therapy education programs, and because of this it is important that you find out as much as possible about the profession. Contacting the occupational therapy department at your local hospital and/or home care program to arrange a visit is a good place to start. In the meantime, click on any of the items below for more information.

A day in the life of an occupational therapist

Occupational therapy and occupational therapists

Where occupational therapists work

Benefits of occupational therapy

Training and knowledge needed to become an occupational therapist

Educational programs

Master's level entry information

Current trends in occupational therapy

Preparing for the Future: Current trends, occupational therapy and the role of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists powerpoint presentation (7mb)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Canadian Occupational Therapy Resource Site - OT Works

The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy of McGill University has produced a video entitled  “Occupational Therapy:  the Faces of Diversity"

Click here to watch the video




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