Initial Registration Categories

New applicants must be registered and licensed with the College to legally practice occupational therapy and use the title "Occupational Therapist" or "OT" in Nova Scotia.

Registering with the College demonstrates that the individual respects the public’s right to safe, competent and ethical care, and recognizes the College’s role in supporting and monitoring practice.

To register, choose one of the following options:

The category Canadian-Educated Application is for applicants who have completed their occupational therapy education in Canada and is not currently registered anywhere else in Canada, including new graduates.  

This Internationally Educated application category is for anyone who completed their occupational therapy education outside of Canada and is not currently registered in Canada. If you are currently registered in Canada, please see the Registering from Another Jurisdiction process. 

This category is for occupational therapists currently registered in a Canadian jurisdiction who want to apply for registration under the Labour Mobility Support Agreement (LMSA). The (LMSA) was developed by Canadian occupational therapy regulatory organizations to promote the mobility of occupational therapists within Canada. If you are not currently registered to practice in another Canadian jurisdiction, you may apply under the Canadian Educated Application process or the Internationally Educated Application process.