Registering with the PEI College of Occupational Therapists: Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists
As of May 1, 2015, a new assessment process applies to any applicant who has completed their occupational therapy (OT) education outside Canada, including Canadians who travelled outside Canada for their OT education.
Applicants who want to register for practice anywhere in Canada (except Quebec) must now apply to the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO) and proceed through the Substantial Equivalency Assessment System (SEAS). Once deemed Substantially Equivalent by ACOTRO, applicants may apply to the provincial regulator of their choice to continue their registration qualification process.
Registration with the College requires the completion of an application form (see above) which is then printed, signed and witnessed and submitted along with all required documents to the Registrar. The Registrar is responsible for presenting information on eligibility to assist the College in making decisions on eligibility and granting registration. | Schedule of Fees
Please contact us for assistance with the registration process.
Get Help from Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI
If you are a new immigrant settling in the province of Prince Edward Island, you can get help from the Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI (IRSA). Their settlement workers and other specialists can help you and your family get settled, find employment, enrol your children in school, and more.
IRSA maintains an Online Guide for Newcomers to Canada, where you can find lots of useful information regarding many aspects of living in PEI.
IRSA Employment Assistance Services
Employment specialists working at IRSA can help you go through the process of getting your foreign credentials recognized, and find employment.