Supports for internationally educated physiotherapists
Use the resources on this page to learn how internationally educated physiotherapists can become registered to work in Manitoba.
Physiotherapy in Manitoba
Physiotherapists in Manitoba work in all types of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, personal care homes, social services, private practice and industry with people of all ages. Physiotherapists are independent practitioners who work on goals set with clients to meet their personal needs.
Between 2011 and 2021, 34 out of 52 (65%) of internationally educated physiotherapy applicants who successfully passed the CAPR assessment became registered in the profession. The average time to registration was 4.0 years
How to register for practice
Registering to practice physiotherapy in Manitoba is a similar process to other provinces, with the clinical exam process currently being revised. The multiple-choice (written) exam and credential assessment process continues to run.
The College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM) provides information for IEHPs. They are the provincial regulator, through whom all physiotherapists in Manitoba must be registered to practice.
Note that as of January 2022, the national clinical exam has been discontinued. Canadian Alliance or Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) made the decision to move away from that requirement in the registration process. You will need to contact your provincial regulator (CPM) for instructions on the registration process once you reach this stage.
There are multiple steps listed on the CPM site for IEHPs. Please review these in full by navigating through the menu on the left side of their website, as many frequent questions are addressed there.
If you have further questions related to the registration process, please reach out to CPM directly or contact the Access Hub and we will help to direct you to the appropriate organization and/or resources.
The approximate cost for document review, assessment and examination is close to $5,000, including one attempt at the exam.
If you need to take the exam more than once to pass, costs can rise above $10,000.
Fees do not include:
- study materials
- exam prep courses
- any documents you may require
- any applicable taxes
More detailed information can be found on the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba website.
All figures are listed in Canadian dollars.
|Assessment and registration components||Fee (approximate as of 2020)|
|Credential assessment fees||$1,200|
|Written exam prep course (optional)||$1,250|
|Clinical exam prep course (optional)||$1,750|
|Clinical exam (discontinued effective January 2022)||$1,813|
|Total||$4,775 to $7,775+|
Looking for help or need more information? Please contact us!
IEHP Access Hub
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P5
We are working remotely and do not currently have a physical space on campus. For all inquiries, please reach out by phone or email.