Academic Pathways

How Do I Become an Occupational Therapist

Tip Sheet

Read our tip sheet for more detailed information about the educational steps and registration requirements to become an occupational therapist.

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Quick Facts

  • “Occupational therapists are health care professionals who help people to resume or maintain participation in a variety of tasks – their jobs, leisure and social activities, getting around, caring for themselves and their home, and much more” (College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario).
  • There are five occupational therapy university programs (Master programs - MHSc or MScOT) in Ontario.
  • In Ontario, 37% of Occupational Therapists work primarily with adults and seniors.

Do you have more questions about the educational steps required to be an occupational therapist and how to get there?

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