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Old Jan 12th 2008, 5:43 am
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hi,

My name is gaby, I am so glad to have bumped into this site and registered straight away.
My husband and I are seriously thinking about moving to Canada!@ he is a business controller and I am a beauty and remedail massage therapist, we want to do this mainly for the fresh air, open land and education for our two kids (8 and %YRS OLD). we are interested in British Columbia or Calgary.
Could anyone please advise me on where to start and is it worthy using a consultant on our behalf and if yes any recommandations! any advise will be so helpfull!
My husband had a free assessment on www.immigration.ca, and have been told that he has a very impressive Cv, and qualify( but they didn't tell us what we scored). We are both and the children fluent in english and french, will this help! I am so excited to hear from you lot!

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Old Jan 12th 2008, 11:02 am
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This will get you started
http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Category:Canada
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Old Jan 12th 2008, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by gili
hi,

My name is gaby, I am so glad to have bumped into this site and registered straight away.
My husband and I are seriously thinking about moving to Canada!@ he is a business controller and I am a beauty and remedail massage therapist, we want to do this mainly for the fresh air, open land and education for our two kids (8 and %YRS OLD). we are interested in British Columbia or Calgary.
Could anyone please advise me on where to start and is it worthy using a consultant on our behalf and if yes any recommandations! any advise will be so helpfull!
My husband had a free assessment on www.immigration.ca, and have been told that he has a very impressive Cv, and qualify( but they didn't tell us what we scored). We are both and the children fluent in english and french, will this help! I am so excited to hear from you lot!

Gaby
Why not do the assessment at the official CIC site, which does give you your score? http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra...sess/index.asp
Also start reading at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra...lled/index.asp
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I was wondering if Remedial Massage Therapy was a regulated profession in Alberta, and it appears that it isn't according to this site:

http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/Co...RO_ID=71003239

Quoted from above web-site:
Massage therapist is not a regulated health profession in Alberta.

Some municipalities require massage therapists to be licensed under local by-laws or to provide an annual police security clearance.


But there are provinces that demand registration according to this site:
http://www.amtwp.org/Site/Sections/I..._InfoForP.aspx

Are there any regulated provinces?
Yes. British Columbia, Ontario, and Newfoundland & Labrador are regulated.

What kind of regulation do they have?
Ontario requires a massage therapist to obtain a Certificate of Registration from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, as well as pass written and practical exams. Therapy programs in Ontario require two to three years of full-time study.

British Columbia requires a massage therapist to obtain a Certificate of Registration from the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, with a minimum of 3,000 hours of education, as well as pass written and practical exams.

Newfoundland & Labrador require massage therapists to obtain a Certificate of Registration, with a minimum of 2,200 hours of education, as well as pass written and practical exams.


I had a brief look at the registration page of the College of Massage Therapists of BC http://www.cmtbc.bc.ca/cat_index_20.shtml
and it does not appear that they allow foreign-trained therapists to sit their exam in order to register (as physiotherapists do in their profession)

It might be worth contacting the licensing body, if it's not clear from the web-site, and asking them yourself, as otherwise it appears that you have to do their 3000 hours course in order to qualify!

Edit: I do see that they have a registration exam for candidates who have registered in other regulated provinces in Canada ... even they have to pass the BC exam before registration. http://www.cmtbc.bc.ca/artman/upload...ember_2007.pdf
I guess they might have an accreditation process for looking at your training and qualifications and assessing them for equivalency (as PT's do). It does look like the whole thing might be easier in Alberta, quite frankly!

It's essential to investigate a) whether your jobs are in demand where you want to go, and b) which of you has the better chance of being accepted as the principal applicant. Even if you have no intention of continuing in your current line of work when you get here, you have to have a reason for them letting you in!

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Old Jan 13th 2008, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by Morwenna
I was wondering if Remedial Massage Therapy was a regulated profession in Alberta, and it appears that it isn't according to this site:

http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/Co...RO_ID=71003239

Quoted from above web-site:
Massage therapist is not a regulated health profession in Alberta.

Some municipalities require massage therapists to be licensed under local by-laws or to provide an annual police security clearance.


But there are provinces that demand registration according to this site:
http://www.amtwp.org/Site/Sections/I..._InfoForP.aspx

Are there any regulated provinces?
Yes. British Columbia, Ontario, and Newfoundland & Labrador are regulated.

What kind of regulation do they have?
Ontario requires a massage therapist to obtain a Certificate of Registration from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, as well as pass written and practical exams. Therapy programs in Ontario require two to three years of full-time study.

British Columbia requires a massage therapist to obtain a Certificate of Registration from the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, with a minimum of 3,000 hours of education, as well as pass written and practical exams.

Newfoundland & Labrador require massage therapists to obtain a Certificate of Registration, with a minimum of 2,200 hours of education, as well as pass written and practical exams.


I had a brief look at the registration page of the College of Massage Therapists of BC http://www.cmtbc.bc.ca/cat_index_20.shtml
and it does not appear that they allow foreign-trained therapists to sit their exam in order to register (as physiotherapists do in their profession)

It might be worth contacting the licensing body, if it's not clear from the web-site, and asking them yourself, as otherwise it appears that you have to do their 3000 hours course in order to qualify!

Edit: I do see that they have a registration exam for candidates who have registered in other regulated provinces in Canada ... even they have to pass the BC exam before registration. http://www.cmtbc.bc.ca/artman/upload...ember_2007.pdf
I guess they might have an accreditation process for looking at your training and qualifications and assessing them for equivalency (as PT's do). It does look like the whole thing might be easier in Alberta, quite frankly!

It's essential to investigate a) whether your jobs are in demand where you want to go, and b) which of you has the better chance of being accepted as the principal applicant. Even if you have no intention of continuing in your current line of work when you get here, you have to have a reason for them letting you in!
hi,

thank you for your reply! this site is amazing! so far it looks like my husband have more chances than me, we check our point oday and scored 86, without the employment arrangement! my hubby is in management accounting and started work with a company (last november), which has offices in Canada and often advertise for jobs in his field ( but he can't apply yet, because he hasn't been there for a year yet). we are going to start the process by the end of this year. so now I am gathering all the info and tips!
So far Alberta seems to be better for me and i will browse the web to check what type of jobs are available!

thank you again
gaby
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