How to Apply


Entry to the OIEPB Comprehensive Bridging Program is based on 1) a submitted application and 2) performance at a one-day Admission Assessment in February. Start your application as soon as possible to ensure that all required documentation is received before the Application Deadline of January 12, 2018, 12pm EST. See below for more details of how to apply.

Applying to the Program

What do I need to do in order to submit my application?

If you meet the eligibility requirements please submit your online application form, upload the required documents and pay the $100.00 non-refundable application fee by credit card to the OIEPB Program by January 12, 2018, 12pm EST.

Your application will be reviewed; applicants who meet the requirements may be invited to participate in a one-day Admission Assessment ($175.00 non-refundable fee) in February. You must appear in person for the Admission Assessment if you wish to be considered for the program. The Admission Assessment is a mandatory part of the application process. Please also see the three Stages of the Admission Process below.

Required Documents:

  1. Application Form completed and dated
  2. Document verifying language requirement met
  3. Document verifying prerequisite course requirement met  – a course related to the Knowledge of the Practice of Physiotherapy within the Canadian Healthcare System, such as Physiotherapy Practice within the Canadian Health Care Context
  4. Current resume
  5. Copy of Identity and Canadian Status Documents (i.e. Citizenship, Landed Immigrant card, Open Employment Authorization, Permanent Resident card).  Photocopies require FRONT and BACK of each document
  6. Copy of proof of residency in Ontario (i.e. Passport, Ontario drivers license or utility bill)

If you did not upload the required documents during the application process, you can either scan and email the required documents to or mail the documents to:

OIEPB Admissions
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, ON   M5G 1V7

Please note: There are limited spaces available for entrance into the program. It is not guaranteed that all applicants who meet admission requirements will be offered admission.

Application Form

Please complete the online OIEPB Application Form and also contact us at to confirm submission of your application.

Important 2017/2018 Admission Dates  

OIEPB Comprehensive Program Important Admission Dates Date 
Information Session (free, optional event) November 8, 2017  6:30-8:30pm
Application Deadline (admissions are competitive, apply now) January 12, 2018 by 12pm EST
Admission Assessment I February 24, 2018
Admission Assessment II February 25, 2018
Admission Assessment III (will be held if numbers of participants exceed Admission Assessment I & II  capacity) February 23, 2018
Comprehensive Bridging Program Start: Online April 16, 2018
Comprehensive Bridging Program Start: Onsite in Toronto April 23, 2018

Admission Process

A three-stage screening process will determine your admission to the program.

Stage 1: Review of Application and Documents

Your application form and required supporting documentation will be reviewed. Using the consent you provide on the Application Form OIEPB staff will contact the CAPR to verify that you meet the threshold for application and to verify any other information based on your individual circumstances. Eligible applicants who apply prior to the Application Deadline will be invited to participate in the Admission Assessment.

If your file is incomplete you will not be considered for the next stage of the admission process (Admission Assessment).

Please Note: There are no exemptions from the language proficiency requirements.

All communication from the OIEPB program with applicants will be by email. Please ensure you check your email account daily.

Stage 2: Admission Assessment

The Admission Assessment is a one-day competency-based evaluation designed to assess your current physical therapy knowledge, clinical reasoning, physical therapy practice skills and practice readiness.

Watch the video below to find out what happens on Assessment Day.

Up to 60 qualified applicants will be invited to attend the Admission Assessment Day.

The Admission Assessment dates for the 2018/19 cohort will be on Sat Feb 24, 2018 or Sun Feb 25, 2018. Please note: Fri. Feb 23, 2018 may be opened if required.

You must be in Toronto to attend one of the Admission Assessment Days. There is no off-site assessment option.

Program faculty will use the Admission Assessment results to determine if your learning needs can be addressed through the Comprehensive Bridging Program. All applicants will receive an evaluation of their performance on the Admission Assessment.

Stage 3: Offers of Admission Emailed

Offers of admission to the OIEPB Comprehensive Bridging Program will be emailed to selected candidates 3-4 weeks after the Admission Assessment Days. All outstanding requirements must be met prior to the start of the OIEPB Comprehensive Bridging Program online start date.

Please note: Admission to the OIEPB program is competitive.

Information Sessions

Throughout the year the OIEPB Program hosts Information Evenings.  These information sessions will give IEPTs an opportunity to learn more about the program, meet the program staff and faculty, and have the opportunity to meet former OIEPB learners. There is no fee to attend the information session, it is FREE for everyone.

The next OIEPB Information Session will be held on:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 500 University Avenue, Room 140 Toronto Ontario M5G 1V7 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Please fill out this Registration Form if you are interested in attending one of these OIEPB Information Sessions.

Information sessions for internationally educated physical therapists are also held by
Health Force Ontario  163 Queen Street East, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON M5A 1S1

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Contact Information

If you have additional questions, please contact the Program Administrator by email at or call 416-946-8560.