Prepare for a rewarding career
This full-time, graduate-level program will give you the skills you need to practice occupational therapy. As an occupational therapist, you’ll spend your career helping people of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their performance of everyday activities—things like work, school, leisure and self-care.
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy focuses on helping people overcome challenges they face due to an injury, illness or environmental barrier. Occupational therapists are trained to help people improve their quality of life by assisting them in regaining or developing skills and abilities so that they can continue to participate in their everyday activities.
Helping people overcome barriers is a major part of an occupational therapist’s job. Some of the barriers occupational therapists address include:
- acute and chronic health conditions resulting in physical, cognitive or mental health challenges
- physical, social and institutional barriers within the home, community and workplace
Practicing occupational therapy in Canada
To practice occupational therapy in Canada, you must complete an MSc(OT) entry-to-practice degree program and pass the national certification exam. You may also need to meet other specific criteria, depending on the province you choose to work in.
To learn more about occupational therapy visit the Canadian Association of Occupational therapists’ website.