Immigrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist you’re in luck! Speech Therapists are in demand right across Canada and you may be able to secure a Canadian Permanent Residency Visa either with or without a job offer.  If you are a Speech Therapist and have been working as a Speech Therapist you may qualify to immigrate to Canada.

Migrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist 

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist is 3141. This is also known as the NOC Code for Audiologist.

No doubt you will have read online that having a job offer to move to Canada is a prerequisite to accessing the Express Entry process but as a Speech Therapist you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Speech Therapists are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Speech Therapists in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code In Demand List).

The code for Speech Therapists on the NOC is 3141

This is great news for Speech Therapists the world over hoping to live and work in Canada.

Express Entry for Canada is not a visa class at all, it is simply the method (or database) that Canadian Immigration uses to select the right candidates for a permanent residency visa and in that case, as a Speech Therapist looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.


Speech Therapists from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.

Speech Therapists looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 3141, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • amplification Speech Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • audiology clinician
  • audiology specialist
  • certified Speech Therapist
  • certified hearing aid Speech Therapist
  • clinical Speech Therapist
  • community Speech Therapist
  • community speech-language pathologist
  • diagnostic Speech Therapist
  • dispensing Speech Therapist
  • educational Speech Therapist
  • educational speech-language pathologist
  • human communication disorders specialist
  • industrial Speech Therapist
  • logopedist
  • pediatric Speech Therapist
  • research Speech Therapist
  • speech and hearing therapist
  • speech pathologist
  • Speech Therapist
  • speech-language clinician
  • speech-language pathologist
  • speech-language pathologist clinician
  • speech-language pathologist researcher

All these roles held by a Speech Therapist are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 3141.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist.

In general Speech Therapists moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Main duties


Main duties

Whilst the above is meant as a general guide do take our free online visa assessment for further information and be sure to list out your skills and qualifications in detail.


  • Develop and administer audiometric tests and examinations using specialized instruments and electronic equipment to diagnose and evaluate the degree and type of patients’ hearing impairment
  • Plan and implement habilitation/rehabilitation programs for patients, including selection, fitting and adjustment of amplification devices, such as hearing aids, balance retraining exercises and teaching speech (lip) reading
  • Educate and counsel patients and families regarding the nature, extent, impact and implications of hearing loss and treatment
  • Establish personalized care plans working as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Conduct research related to hearing and hearing disorders
  • May instruct and supervise audiometric technicians, students and other health care personnel.

Speech-language pathologists

  • Administer tests and examinations and observe patients to diagnose and evaluate speech, voice, resonance, language, fluency, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders
  • Develop, plan and implement remedial programs to correct speech, voice, language, fluency, resonance, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders
  • Establish group and personalized care plans working as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Educate and counsel patients and families regarding communication and swallowing disorders
  • Conduct research on speech and other communication disorders and on the development and design of diagnostic procedures and devices
  • May instruct and supervise communicative disorders assistants, students and other health care personnel.

Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Health Industry Workers desk that only represents Health Industry Workers to immigrate to Canada. They understand your profession and can talk your language when it comes to explaining your immigration pathway and the route to securing a Canada Visa for you (and your family).

Qualifications required to Immigrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist 

Employment requirements

  • Speech Therapists require a master’s degree in audiology.
  • Speech-language pathologists require a master’s degree in speech-language pathology.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for Speech Therapists and speech-language pathologists in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
  • Membership in the national association, Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech Therapists, is usually required.
  • In some jurisdictions, Speech Therapists may be required to obtain a separate licence to dispense hearing aids.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist 

The first stage in your Canadian immigration process is to calculate your Canada Immigration points for Express Entry using the Canadian Comprehensive Ranking System.

CRS Points are awarded for (amongst other things)



English ability

French ability

Your partner’s skills

Work experience

As well as providing you with important CRS points these for Speech Therapists also count towards your overall Immigration Points score which must equal or exceed a total of 67

Take our free online visa assessment for an up to date report on whether you have enough points to immigrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist from both an Express Entry and Immigration points perspective.

Once you receive an ITA (Invitation to apply) from Canadian Immigration as a result of your Express Entry application you’ll only have 60 days in which to lodge a formal application so under no circumstances should you lodge an Express Entry application ‘claiming’ to have certain points without first having all of your points verified through different testing, education equivalence certificates and skilled worker assessments.

Once you are invited to apply for your Canada Visa you cannot go back and have these things verified retrospectively, they must be done before you claim any points for them and given that your express entry profile is only valid for one year it makes sense to present the best possible case right from the start.

Before you lodge your express entry we will help you through the process of having your qualifications and certificates verified as required by immigration.

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist without a job offer?

The answer is a resounding yes, providing you have a reasonable total CRS score on your Express Entry application and can meet the 67 immigration point threshold for your Canada Federal Skilled Worker Visa.

Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit a Speech Therapist Canada Express Entry profile.

Of course, securing a job offer (documented in the right way for immigration purposes i.e. LMT) will give you an instant CRS boost of 200 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.

 Speech Therapist Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Speech Therapist code 3141 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunity right across the country.

As a qualified new and highly skilled Permanent resident of Canada, you may work full time from day one. Speech Therapist Jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. The industry body for Speech Therapists is the Canadian Association of Speech Therapists.

Emigrate Canada are the Health Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Health Industry Workers desk.

Emigrate Canada are ideally placed to take care of not just your immigration paperwork, but also to get you registered to work from day one.

Title: Immigrate to Canada as a Speech Therapist 

 Speech Therapist : Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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