Any British Beauty & Massage Therapists out there??!!!


I am a fully qualified Beauty & Massage Therapist with ITEC & VTCT qualifications and will be moving to Toronto in September.  I am looking into the validity of my qualifications with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) and from the information I've found so far, it looks like there will be assessments and exams involved, as well as a considerable amount of money.  Has anyone else had experience of this process?  Would love to hear from anyone that has.

Many thanks


hello there...
i am a South African Therapist wanting to work in Canada...
I have ITEC anatomy, Btec Higher Nationals Level 5, SAASHP and you think i will have to do an exam as well, or can I just go and work there???

Hi Annemie,

I'm afraid I don't know if you'll have to sit any exams or not.  Have a look at this link.  It's from the College of Massage Therapists for Ontario.  Their site explains the steps you have to take to see if you can be a registered therapist.  If you're going to live in another province, then you could look on the internet for a similar association.  They should be able to tell you if you need any further study or not.

Good luck!