Massage Therapy Education in Ontario

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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

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 

CDI College – Business Technology Healthcare North York

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology 

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Canada 

Collège Boreal 

D’Arcy Lane Institute 

Durham College Oshawa  (As of September 2017)

Elegance College of Healthcare Services and Cosmetology 

Fanshawe College 

Georgian College 

Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology

International Academy of Massage Inc. 

Kikkawa College 

Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology 

Medix College (Career College Group) 
Brampton, Scarborough, Toronto

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology 
Hamilton, Ontario

National Institute 

Northern College 

Ontario College of Health & Technology 
Stoney Creek

Oxford College Burlington, Mississauga, Peterborough, Toronto, Windsor

Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada 
North York

Protégé School 

Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy 

Sir Sandford Fleming College of Applied Arts & Technology

Sutherland-Chan School 

Trillium College 
Kingston, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Oshawa

triOS College Hamilton, London, Mississauga, Windsor, Kitchener

Westervelt College 
London, Kitchener, Brantford

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.