Massage Therapy Education in Ontario

In Ontario, diploma programs in Massage Therapy are offered at Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, as well as Private Career Colleges registered with and approved by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) does not grant approval to educational institutions or Massage Therapy education programs.

Ontario Schools Approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

The following educational programs are approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and lead to Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the right to use the protected titles “Massage Therapist” and “Registered Massage Therapist.”

Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
 Nepean

Bryan College of Applied Health and Business Sciences
 North York

Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy
 Cambridge, Toronto

Canadian College of Health Science and Technology 
Windsor

CDI College – Business Technology Healthcare North York

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology 
Scarborough

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Canada 
Toronto

Collège Boreal 
Sudbury

D’Arcy Lane Institute 
London

Durham College Oshawa  (As of September 2017)

Elegance College of Healthcare Services and Cosmetology 
Cornwall

Fanshawe College 
London

Georgian College 
Barrie

Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology
 Toronto

Institute of Complementary & Alternative Therapies 
Toronto

International Academy of Massage Inc. 
Ottawa

Kikkawa College 
Toronto

Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology 
Sarnia

Medix School 
Brampton, Kitchener, London, Scarborough, Toronto

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology 
Hamilton, Ontario

National Institute 
Brampton

Northern College 
Timmins

Ontario College of Health & Technology 
Stoney Creek

Oxford College Burlington, Mississauga, Peterborough, Toronto, Windsor

Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada 
North York

Protégé School 
Scarborough

Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy 
Toronto

Sir Sandford Fleming College of Applied Arts & Technology
 Peterborough

Sutherland-Chan School 
Toronto

Trillium College 
Kingston, London, Oshawa, Ottawa, St. Catharines, Toronto

triOS College Hamilton, London, Mississauga, Windsor

Westervelt College 
London

Next steps in the registration process

Once you have graduated from a Massage Therapy program from one of approved programs above, you will be required to take Certification Examinations administered by the College. Your education must be no more than three years old on the date you are scheduled to take an examination. If your education is more than three years old, you must successfully complete a CMTO-approved refresher course no more than 15 months before the date you are scheduled to take an examination.

For more information, please review CMTO’s Education Requirement for Exam Eligibility and Initial Registration policy.  La version Française est également disponible ici.

More information about the requirements for registration with CMTO is available here.