Qualifications of Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists work with individuals and groups of people who may have physical, mental or intellectual challenges that may compromise their ability to participate in the routines of daily living. The goal of occupational therapy is to minimize or prevent the effects of these challenges on people's lives, enabling them to carry out their roles as independently as possible.

In order to practice legally in Prince Edward Island, occupational therapists must have:

  • graduated from a recognized university program
  • completed a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised clinical fieldwork
  • completed the processes to become registered with the Prince Edward Island College of Occupational Therapists

University Occupational Therapy Programs in Canada

How do I become an Occupational Therapist?

To work as an occupational therapist on Prince Edward Island, you must complete a university degree, pass a certification exam and be registered with the PEI College of Occupational Therapists.

Applicants Educated in Canada
Internationally Educated Applicants

University Programs for Occupational Therapy in Canada

PEI OT Online Registration
Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations - ACOTRO