Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Careers in Canada 

Occupational therapists in Canada have a number of employment opportunities available to them. In addition to the traditional hospital settings and rehabilitation centres, many therapists find challenging opportunities in private practice clinics, community and home care programs, schools and government.

In order to work as an occupational therapist in Canada, you must be registered with the occupational therapy regulatory body in the province where you will be employed.  Each of these bodies are responsible for not only the regulation of the profession in their province but also the ongoing competency of their registrants.

See our career listings for the latest advertised vacancies, or review additional help finding employment

If you are an occupational therapist who is considering moving to Canada, visit the Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists Portal

Other Resources

Download a PowerPoint presentation about a career in occupational therapy.
Please note: this file is very large and may take considerable time to download. 

Canadian Institute for Health Information – Information Sheet “Occupational Therapists in Canada, 2009”   


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