Internationally Educated Physiotherapist (IEPT) Credential Assessment and Education Bursary Program 

On July 19, 2022, the Province of British Columbia announced $4.5M in bursary funding to support high-priority internationally educated allied health professionals (IEAHPs) who want to work in BC’s healthcare system. This program will be administered by Health Match BC (HMBC) and will be designed to retain allied health professionals in the public sector. HMBC acts in an advisory capacity to support IEAHPs throughout their journey to practice in British Columbia (BC), Canada.

A bursary of up to $18,811 (CAD) is available to assist internationally educated physiotherapists (IEPTs) with the costs associated with becoming registered to work in BC. HMBC, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR), will support eligible IEPTs who want to work in BC by offering financial support to help pay for costs associated with credential assessment, English language proficiency testing, exam preparation, and bridging education.

Bursary participants who are somewhere along the pathway to full licensure (ie. not yet fully completed the pathway to full registration) with CPTBC can submit receipts for eligible expenses paid for on or after July 19, 2022.  

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