Massage therapy is one of the fastest rising occupations in Canada. It is a great career path, with great financial opportunities, and a great working environment. The massage therapist occupation is regulated, and only people with the required training and licensing are allowed to use the term massage therapist when referring to themselves. All provinces have different regulations regarding the necessary training, and the exam at the end of the training. Most of the provinces require between 2000 hours and 3000 hours in British Columbia as a minimum training. Not all the schools are accredited, and what that means is that if you take courses in a non-accredited school you might not get the necessary education to pass the exam.
It is very important to choose wisely a massage school, and sometimes this process takes a bit of resources.
Find Accredited Massage Schools in Ontario
The following programmes are approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities can help you get the Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario:
The following educational programmes 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
Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy
Canadian College of Health Science and Technology
Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology
College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Canada
D’Arcy Lane Institute
Elegance School of Esthetics
Everest College of Business, Technology and Health Care
Barrie, Hamilton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Windsor
Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology
Institute of Complementary & Alternative Therapies
International Academy of Massage Inc.
Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
Kitchener, London, Scarborough, Toronto
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
Northern College (Program starts Fall 2013)
Ontario College of Health & Technology
Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy
Royal Institute of Science and Management
Sir Sandford Fleming College of Applied Arts & Technology
Burlington, Kingston, Kitchener, Oshawa, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Toronto
Wellsprings College of Massage Therapy and Esthetics
Find Massage Schools in British Columbia
The regulatory body for registered massage therapists in BC is College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.
Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy
Vancouver Career College
West Coast College of Massage Therapy
Victoria, New Westminster
Find Massage Schools in Alberta
Alberta has introduced registration as a requirement for massage therapists in 2014. The Massage Therapist Association of Alberta is the regulatory body for practitioners in the province. The minimum training in Alberta is 2200 hours.
ABM College of Health and Technology
Alberta Institute of Massage
Alberta Massage Training – Calgary
Alberta Massage Training – Edmonton
Alberta Massage Training – Fort McMurray
Alberta Massage Training – Grande Prairie
Alberta Massage Training – Lloydminster
Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care – Calgary North
CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care – Edmonton North
CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care – Edmonton South
H & B Massage Therapy Training Centre
International Academy of Esthetics
MaKami College Inc. – Edmonton
Makami College Inc. – Calgary
Medicine Hat College
MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy – Edmonton
Mount Royal University
Northern Institute of Massage Therapy Inc.
Professional Institute of Massage Therapy
South Edmonton School of Massage Therapy
Southern Alberta Institute of Massage
Wholistic Health Training & Research Centre
Find Massage Schools in Manitoba
The The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba is the governing institution for massage therapists in Manitoba.
Massage Therapy College of Manitoba
Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy, Inc.
Hua Xia Acupuncture and Herb College of Canada
Find Massage Schools in New Brunswick
New Brunswick Massotherapy Association
There is accreditation program in place for New Brunswick massage schools, however, the students need to ensure the school provide in their curriculum the necessary to cover for the competency standard as defined by the association.
Find Massage Schools in Nova Scotia
The requirement to join the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia is to graduate of a minimum 2200 hour program in massage therapy programme.