This section is dedicated to all aspects and questions surrounding working as a physiotherapist in Canada. In Canada, physiotherapy is a regulated profession. To work as a physiotherapist, you must register with the regulatory body in the province or territory where you work. It is illegal to practise if you are not licensed or registered. Only registered physiotherapists are eligible to use the terms “physiotherapist”, “physical therapist” and the professional designation “PT”. The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (the Alliance) evaluates educational credentials and administers exams for competency on behalf of most of the provincial and territorial regulators. Each provincial and territorial regulator may also have additional requirements before you can practise. The Alliance provides information to the regulators on credentials and qualifications, and the regulators decide who can and who cannot receive a licence to practise. For more information and direct links to the governing bodies in Canada please refer to our Physiotherapy Registration page.