Occupational Therapists assess and treat people with physical, mental or cognitive disorders. Much of their focus is on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to create independence and participation in daily activities for their patients.
This tool is designed to help you understand the requirements for employment in Canada. It describes what you are required to know and to do. It outlines the competencies, knowledge and skills that you must have to work in Canada.
This tool contains 7 parts:
Part 1 - Core Concepts
Part 2 - Recognize your Current Abilities
Part 3 - Registration Process in Canada
Part 4 - Living and working in Canada
Part 5 - Case Scenarios
Part 6 - A Typical Day for an Occupational Therapist
Part 7 - Competency Assessment
Once you have completed this tool, you may find that your skills and knowledge are more aligned with an assistive level profession. If so, please refer to our Self Assessment Readiness Tool™ for Occupational Therapist Assistants.
This tool is meant to be a guide for your personal use. Your answers to questions will not be recorded or evaluated by anyone other than you. This tool does not provide any assurance of your ability to obtain employment in Canada. It will not be used by any regulatory bodies in Canada to determine your eligibility for registration. There is no link between completion of this tool and formal licensure or certification.