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The Massage Therapy Schools listed have the Massage Therapy curriculum that meets the requirements of the current provincial regulatory Massage Therapy colleges in British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.


The Canadian jurisdictions that are not yet under provincial or territorial healthcare regulation are listed below.

Please note that the Massage Therapy curriculum at the schools listed for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia meet the requirements of the current provincial regulatory colleges of Canada.




New Brunswick

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island



The Yukon

Massage schools that reside in the above unregulated provinces that comply with the minimum 2200 hour regulated curriculum are listed below.



British Columbia Requirements

Written and Practical exams conducted by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) must be passed after completing the minimum 3,000 hours or approximately three years of training from approved BC schools. Only members of the CMTBC can call themselves a "registered massage therapist”, "massage therapist", "registered massage practitioner" or a "massage practitioner”.

Registration process includes a written and practical exam and the yearly Renewal Fee (CAN) $330. Liability insurance is required.   24 CEUs are required every 2 years in British Columbia.

People practice body work in British Columbia without fulfilling BC’s training and registration requirements.  Services by these body workers are not covered by health insurance.  They are not governed by the College, and therefore are not under the umbrella of regulated healthcare.  Typically, other practitioners utilize titles such as Shiatsu practitioner, Certified Aromatherapist, Aromatherapy Practitioner, Reflexologist, Relaxation Massage, Acupressurist, etc.

The schools listed here adhere to the College of BC’s 3000 hour Curriculum.

For the first two BC schools listed below, a Bachelor of Health Science Degree option is now available for graduates of these schools with an additional year of study through Thompson Rivers University’s Open Learning.

1. Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy (OVCMT), Degree option
- Vernon

2. West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) Degree option
- New Westminster and

3. Utopia Academy
- Vancouver

4. Vancouver Career College
- Burnaby

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Ontario Requirements

The College of Massage therapists of Ontario (CMTO) conducts rigorous written and practical examinations several times a year for students graduating from approved schools.  These exams are known as the Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation or (OSCE) and the Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (MCQ).

All registration requirements are set by the CMTO under the Massage Therapy Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act, and Ontario's Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC).  You cannot practice as a massage therapist unless you are registered with the CMTO.  Only the CMTO, the provincial regulatory body, can register Massage Therapists. These therapists can use the title  “massotherapeute,”  “Registered Massage Therapist,” (R.M.T.), or  “Massage Therapist” (MT).

Ontario massage therapists are required to complete a 2 or 3 year full time program, pay for and pass the OSCEs and an annual renewal fee:  CAN $425.   CEUs required:  30 every 3 years.

Algonquin College in the Ottawa  

Nepean, Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy

North York Campus

Kitchener (Cambridge) Campus

Canadian College of Health Science and Technology

Windsor Campus

Canadian Therapeutic College

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

Morningside Campus, Scarborough

Collège Boreal

D'Arcy Lane Institute

Elegance School of Esthetics


Elmcrest College of Applied Health Sciences & Spa Management

North York campus

Toronto campus

Everest College of Business, Technology and Health Care (formerly CDI)

Barrie Campus
Hamilton Mountain Campus
Mississauga Campus
Newmarket Campus
Sudbury Campus
Thunder Bay Campus
Windsor Campus

Georgian College


International Academy of Massage Inc


ICT Kikkawa College


Kiné-Concept Institute Ontario


Lambton College


Medix School


Ontario College of Health & Technology

Stoney Creek,

Protégé School


Sir Sanford Fleming College

Sutherland-Chan School


Trillium College

Kingston Campus
Oshawa Campus
Peterborough Campus

Wellsprings College of Massage Therapy and Esthetics
Richmond Hill

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Newfoundland and Labrador

The College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland & Labrador regulates massage in Newfoundland and Labrador.  They require the completion of a 2,200 hour curriculum and a written and practical exam. Massage therapists can then use the title Registered Massage Therapist.  Renewal fee:  $300 every 3 years.  CEUs required:  30 every 3 years.

Compu College

St. John's                 

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Nova Scotia                                          

ICT Northumberland College


Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy


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New Brunswick                                                         

Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage


Kiné-Concept Institute


ICT Compu College of Saint John

Saint John

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The Schools listed above have the Massage Therapy curriculum that meets the requirements of the current provincial regulatory colleges of Canada.


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