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Occupational Therapy, M.O.T

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (QS) ,
Occupational Therapy is a dynamic and growing profession that contributes to the health and well-being of individuals and communities, spanning many sectors of society. The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) is a comprehensive, high-quality and innovative entry-to-practice program integrating a rigorous schedule of academic and fieldwork courses.


Why Study at U of M?

Our program is one of the smallest across Canada, accepting up to 50 students each year. This student-centered approach to teaching and learning is supported by many dedicated, keen and experienced faculty members who bring a variety of expertise to classroom and lab sessions, and are committed to the ongoing learning and implementation of new teaching techniques and approaches. The fieldwork or practical component of the program is facilitated by more than 200 clinical educators who mentor and teach students within community and clinical settings, providing real-life experience.

The Department of Occupational Therapy is part of the School of Medical Rehabilitation (SMR), located on the Bannatyne campus in downtown Winnipeg. Students have access to state-of-the-art classroom and lab facilities along with many other resources, including the Health Sciences Library and Bookstore, the Clinical Learning and Simulation Facility, the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre, and the Brodie Centre food court.


A number of the university's programs hold accreditation by provincial, Canadian and/or international professional accreditation bodies.

Programme Structure

Academic courses utilize teaching and learning methods that combine:

  • seminars & lectures
  • clinical skills laboratory sessions
  • case studies
  • tutorials
  • problem-solving exercises
  • independent study
  • collaborative group work
  • professional portfolio development

Fieldwork courses are integrated throughout the program and progress from basic skills to the application of advanced knowledge of theory and best practices. Fieldwork placement opportunities exist in a variety of diverse settings, and provide students with exposure to occupational therapy roles while allowing the opportunity to integrate theory with practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Three or four-year Bachelor's degree
  • M.O.T. Eligibility Requirements
  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Introduction

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10916 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10916 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4962 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4962 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


To encourage the development of research, the university offers a number of research support programs. A creative works support program is also offered to enhance the overall quality of artistic production at the University. These programs are administered on behalf of the university by the VPRI and Office of Research Services.

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