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Speech-language pathology in Manitoba

In Manitoba, speech-language pathology can have a wide range in scope of practice. Speech-language pathologists work closely with with many other health professions in their work, which can range from hospital settings, private clinics, schools and more. 

Between 2011 and 2021, 88 out of 107 (82%) of internationally educated speech-language pathology and audiology applicants became registered in the profession. The average time to registration was 1.3 years.

Because there are no professional programs for speech-language pathology in Manitoba, many internationally educated applicants to CASLPM are Canadians who obtained their degrees in the USA. Among the internationally educated applicants who were trained outside of the USA, 58% were registered with the profession between 2011-2021.

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    Average time to registration

    1.3 years

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    Approximate costs


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    Successful registrants


How to register for practice

The process to become registered to practice speech-language pathology in Manitoba is rigorous. Due to the wide range in scope of practice, the standards for entry into the profession are relatively high in our province.

  • First step

    The first step to take as an internationally educated speech-language pathologist seeking credential recognition in Manitoba is to review the information provided by the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba (CASLPM), the provincial regulator for both the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology. They can assist you with questions related to the registration process.

    There is no program for speech-language pathology offered in Manitoba. Due to this, the availability of bridging supports prior to registering and entering the workforce is limited.

  • Next steps

    Getting your documents in order before you start your application will help avoid processing delays later on. Use CASLPM'S checklist (PDF) to ensure that you have, or can obtain, all the necessary documentation.

    You will also need to have your degree assessed by the national organization, the Canadian Alliance of Audiologists and Speech-language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR).

    If you have further questions about the registration process, contact CASLPM or reach out to the Access Hub and we can help to direct you to the appropriate organization and/or resources.


The approximate cost for document review, assessment and examination is close to $3,500, including one attempt at the exam.

If you need to take the exam more than once to pass, costs can rise above $5,000.

Fees do not include:

  • study materials
  • exam prep courses
  • any documents you may require
  • any applicable taxes

More detailed information can be found through the provincial regulator fee schedule.

Fee breakdown

All figures are listed in Canadian dollars.

Assessment and registration components Fee (approximate as of 2021)
Application fee $105
Equivalence and language competency $1,565
CETP exam $1,135
Certificate of registration $400
Total $3,205 to $5,475+

Contact us

Looking for help or need more information? Please contact us!

IEHP Access Hub
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3E 3P5

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