Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist 2023

NOC List Code 3142 Physiotherapists

The Canadian National Occupation Classification Codes are a selection of occupations representing the professionals and trades currently in demand in Canada from an Immigration perspective in 2022.

The NOC List is drafted in consultation with the Department of Labor Relations and is designed to set the roadmap for Canadian Immigration policy over the next few years.

The Canadian Government have declared their intention to import at least 1,000,000 skilled migrants by 2023, which is great news for Physiotherapists looking to move to Canada in 2022.

Whilst the NOC is broad, there are several codes (we find) that seem to be in more ‘demand’ than others, all Physiotherapist codes are currently in this demand category.

The NOC Code to Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapists covers

clinical physical therapist Canada
migrate to Canada as a clinical physiotherapist
consultant physical therapist
consultant physiotherapist
physical rehabilitation therapist
physical therapist
physical therapy clinical coordinator
physical therapy clinical specialist
physical therapy supervisor
physiotherapy clinical coordinator
physiotherapy supervisor
registered physical therapist
registered physiotherapist
research physical therapist
research physiotherapist

Physiotherapists under these codes are employed across a variety of professional environments including but not limited to hospitals, care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors’ clinics, community centres, private medical facilities and many work on a self employed basis.

Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist with Emigrate Canada

We specialize in Immigrating Physiotherapists to Canada (among many other medical migration codes) and our friendly expert Canadian Physiotherapist Immigration specialists are uniquely positioned to facilitate your Canadian Migration plans in 2022.

Let us design your bespoke Canadian Immigration pathway today, with no obligation during a free consultation

Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist (NOC Code 3142 Allied Primary Health Practitioners)

The average Physiotherapist salary in Canada is $82,258 per year. Entry level positions start at $33,772 per year while more experienced Physiotherapists earn an average of $115,988 per year.

Minimum qualifications required to immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist

To migrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist you’ll already need to be a licensed Physiotherapist in your home country. Additionally, to immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist you’ll need to demonstrate that you’re qualified to the same level as someone qualified and working as a Physiotherapist in Canada.

To accurately assess your equivalency it’s important to first take a deep dive into the specifics of how Canada assesses internationally qualified Physiotherapist against their internal benchmarks spread across multiple Provinces.

Physiotherapy Regulation in Canada

In Canada, physiotherapy is a regulated profession. To work as a physiotherapist, you must register with the regulatory body in the province or territory where you work. It is illegal to practise if you are not licensed or registered. Only registered physiotherapists are eligible to use the terms “physiotherapist”, “physical therapist” and the professional designation “PT”.

The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) evaluates educational credentials and administers exams for competency on behalf of most of the provincial and territorial regulators.

Each provincial and territorial regulator may also have additional requirements before you can practise. CAPR provides information to the regulators on credentials and qualifications, and the regulators decide who can and who cannot receive a licence to practise.

We have a 100% success rate in securing the right to practice for our Physiotherapist clients immigrating to Canada.

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How to Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist Stage One
As an internationally qualified Physiotherapist looking to immigrate to Canada your first task is going to be securing a positive outcome from the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR).

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist Stage Two
With your Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) assessment underway it’s time to start building out your Express Entry profile.

Express Entry for Physiotherapists Immigrating to Canada
To successfully immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist we’re going to create the strongest possible profile although creating an express entry profile alone is of no use. Express Entry is where the work really begins in earnest, it’s the start of your immigration journey and not the end.

We’ll have you sit your internationally recognized English or French test (or both if you’re lucky enough to be bilingual in these languages!) at this point and we also recommend you commence your job search in earnest although given that you’ll be shortly securing your Physiotherapist registration there are many options to successfully immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist without a job offer.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist Stage Three
After your positive Physiotherapist assessment (CAPR) its time to submit the second stage of your (CAPR) Canada registration by applying directly to the Physiotherapist board in your chosen Province or Territory.

Provincial and Territorial Regulators for Physiotherapists Immigrating to Canada

College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia
Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association
Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists
College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba
College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec
College of Physiotherapists of New Brunswick
Collège des physiothérapeutes du Nouveau-Brunswick
Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists
Prince Edward Island College of Physiotherapists
Newfoundland & Labrador College of Physiotherapists
Government of Yukon, Consumer Services

Usually, one of two outcomes occurs at this point. Either, an application will progress with an applicant being invited to sit a territories exam leading to full Physiotherapy licensing and registration, or a candidate will be invited to undertake a bridging course of study.

When it comes to matching the skills, qualifications and experience of Internationally qualified Physiotherapists Immigrating to Canada with the specific requirements of Canadian Provinces and Territories we recommend a Free Consultation with one of our Canadian Physiotherapist Immigration Experts.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist Stage Four
At this point your Canadian Immigration project will be starting to come together. With your Physiotherapist registration and licensing secured we should be seeing traction in terms of your Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker Permanent Residency Visa and we’ll be looking at securing further traction via Provincial Nomination or a Job Offer as a fall back option should an Invitation to Apply still not have materialized.

Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist Stage Five: Invitation to Apply
This stage of your Immigration to Canada is receiving your Invitation to Apply via the Express Entry program. You’ll be receiving this Invitation based on your Express Entry Case which will either have been strong enough to have been selected directly on a federal basis, via Provincial Nomination or selected based on you securing a formal Job Offer in Canada.

Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist Stage Six: Congratulations
Welcome to your new life in Canada. You have up to one year to formally activate your visas.

Can my family join me when I immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist?
Yes, the rights and privileges afforded to the main visa holder are passed onto partners and children automatically. In fact, your partners skills, education and qualifications may even make your overall application even stronger.

When I Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist on Permanent Residency what does it mean for my family and I?

Canadian Permanent Residents can:
Live and work in Canada
Enter and leave without restriction
Study in Canada
Access Canadian Healthcare
Access social benefits
Apply for Citizenship and Dual Nationality after four years
Enjoy protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

How will I be selected to Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist

The CIC draws the top candidates from the Express Entry pool and issues them an Invitation to Apply based on how many Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points they have obtained.

A perfect Comprehensive Ranking Score is 1200. An offer of arranged employment in Canada or a provincial nomination certificate is worth an amazing 600 points.

This means our Physiotherapist Immigration experts at Emigrate Canada need to work closely with you to maximize your overall CRS score.

Should you score above the current minimum required points score on your Express Entry CRS then there is a very good chance you’ll be able to Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist without a Job Offer or Provincial Nomination.

Should you score less than the current minimum required points score, then our Physiotherapist Immigration experts at Emigrate Canada will be looking to secure Provincial Nomination for you in the first instance as well as working closely with you to secure a Job Offer in Canada as a Physiotherapist.

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Do I need a job offer to Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist?

It is possible to Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist in three ways. 1. Directly through Express Entry 2. With a Job Offer 3. With Provincial Nomination

Canada Wants You: Apply to Immigrate to Canada as a Physiotherapist today with the Physiotherapist Migration Experts.

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Dr. Montague John (PhD), is one of the World’s leading Canadian Immigration experts. Affectionately known as “Monty” he established more than 25 years ago and it has grown to be one of the most reliable sources of Canada Immigration information.

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