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.

Self Assessment Readiness Tool™ for Occupational Therapist Assistants >>

Occupational therapist assistants must work under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. The occupational therapist assistant performs tasks assigned to him/her by the licensed occupational therapist. The types of tasks assigned to the occupational therapist assistant may include, office administration, direct client care, management of equipment and supplies and program planning.

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 3 parts:

Part 1- An Overview of Canadian Occupational Therapist Assistant Practice
Part 2- Case Scenarios & Daily Workplace Descriptions
Part 3- Competency Assessment

These tools are meant to be a guide for your personal use. Your answers to questions will not be recorded or evaluated by anyone other than you. These tools do not provide any assurance of your ability to obtain employment in Canada. They are meant only to help you assess your skills based on competency guidelines. They will not be used by any regulatory bodies in Canada to determine your eligibility for registration.  There is no link between completion of these tools and formal licensure or certification.