In 2016, the MSc (OT) was granted an accreditation award for a period of seven years (until 2023) by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

Regulation of Practice

All occupational therapists in Canada must be registered with the appropriate provincial regulatory organization in order to practice in that province.

Each regulatory body has a separate and distinct registration process, but in all circumstances, a degree in occupational therapy and successful completion of the CAOT national certification examination are required.

In Ontario, graduates from the MSc (OT) will be granted a provincial practicing certificate of registration by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) until they write and pass the CAOT examination, at which point a general practicing certificate is granted.


Accrediting Bodies