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.”
Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy Cambridge, Toronto
CDI College – Business Technology Healthcare North York
Collège Boreal Sudbury
D’Arcy Lane Institute London
Durham College Oshawa (As of September 2017)
Fanshawe College London
Georgian College Barrie
Kikkawa College Toronto
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
Sutherland-Chan School Toronto
Trillium College Kingston, London, Oshawa, Ottawa, St. Catharines, Toronto
triOS College Hamilton, London, Mississauga, Windsor, Kitchener
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.