Self Assessment Readiness Tool™ for Occupational Therapists

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.

This tool is supported by Atlantic Connection with funding from Health Canada in partnership with Nova Scotia Community College, Price-MacDonald & Associates Consulting Inc., the Occupational Therapy Exam and Practice Preparation Project (OTepp), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and McMaster University. © 2010 Canada.  All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form by any means without express written permission from Price-MacDonald & Associates Consulting Inc.