International Students

Welcome to CCMH’s massage therapy school in Cambridge.

International students wishing to apply to study at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy must apply for a study permit/student visa from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The Massage Therapy program at the college qualifies for foreign student authorization as an accredited institution under the Private Career Colleges Act, Ontario.

For more detailed requirements please visit our prerequisite requirements page.

International Student Tuition is $24,500.

International Transcripts

If you graduated high school and/or college/university from a country other than Canada or the United States, we require your credentials be submitted for an ICES (International Credential Evaluation Service) report. We require the Comprehensive Report be conducted on your credentials.

Students who have completed their education outside of Canada or the United States are required to have their education translated and evaluated. If you have completed courses in human sciences, please get a comprehensive report, otherwise a general report is sufficient. For more information contact either World Education Service at (416) 972-0070 www.wes.org/ca or International Credential Assessment Service at 1-800-321-6021 www.icascanada.ca.

International and ESL Language Requirements

All teaching and assessment at CCMH is in English. Therefore, all students applying for admission, whose first language is not English, must satisfy the College that they have the required command of the English language to be successful in our program of study.

Students applying for admission to CCMH whose first language is not English must demonstrate the following language competencies;

  • The ability to speak and communicate in English
  • The ability to listen and understand English
  • The ability to read and understand in English
  • The ability to demonstrate basic English writing skills

Students whose first language is not English can demonstrate that they meet language competency requirements as per the below listed;

  • Successfully undertake either the IELTS, TOEFL or CELPIP
  • Complete formal education in an approved English language school which offers a program of study equivalent to TOEFL
  • 2 Years of full time study at a secondary or college level in a country where English is an official language or language of common useage

Minimum Requirements for English Language Testing

BEFORE applying for the CCMH Program, you must take the IELTS or TOEFL test:

>International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall band score of 6.0 in each element in the same sitting and no more than two years before the start of the program.

>Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: Overall score of 25 in each element. Paper-based test: A minimum score of 550.

UPON GRADUATING from the CCMH Program, if you write the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) Board Examination to become an RMT, you must meet the following requirements:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The minimum requirement is Speaking 6.5, Listening 7.5, Reading 6.5 and Writing 6.0 for an overall band score of 6.625 on the academic modules.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)

The minimum requirement is Speaking 20, Listening 24, Reading 19, Writing 20 for an overall band score of 20.75.

CanTEST

The minimum requirement is Speaking 4.5, Listening 4.0, Reading 4.0, and Writing 3.5 for an overall band score of 4.

Michener English Language Assessment (MELA)

The minimum requirement is Speaking 8, Listening 8, Reading 8, and Writing 7 for an overall band score of 7.75.

The College will not proceed with any application from any student whose first language is not the language of instruction until the prospective student has demonstrated that he/she has met language competency requirements.

Procedure

  • Proof of English language proficiency must be provided prior to an offer of admission into the program.
  • Students must submit their proof of English Language Proficiency via the provision to the College of official documentation as per any of the above which demonstrate proof of fulfillment of the Colleges English Language Proficiency requirements.
  • The College prefers that documentation come directly from the testing agency/school however will also accept documents if these are the originals and not photocopies via:
  • E-mail to info@collegeofmassage.com
  • In person at CCMH, Cambridge

Mail to: CCMH, Cambridge 405 Maple Grove Rd #4 Cambridge, ON N3E 1B6

  • The date reflected for the submission will be based on the date the documentation is received.
  • Copies of the proof of English Language Proficiency will be stored with the official student record
  • Upon receipt of such documentation the College will review, and if acceptable, contact the student and set up a meeting to explain the Colleges application process and requirements for Admissions
  • The College will also at this time provide the student with a copy of the Colleges Student Policy Manual for their information and review
  • When and if the student submits an application for Admission the Admissions Officer shall proceed with this candidate as he/she would with any other candidate applying for Admission to the College and ensuring he/she meets all admissions requirements for the program of study.

The College will not proceed with any application from any student whose first language is not the language of instruction until the prospective student has demonstrated that he/she has met language competency requirements.

For more detailed requirements please visit our prerequisite requirements page and our tuition page for International student fees.

Unless otherwise stated in the Immigration Regulations, anyone wishing to study in Canada must obtain a student visa prior to traveling to Canada.

Students must apply to the program and be granted acceptance prior to their visa application. To obtain a student visa, applicants are required to provide evidence that they have been accepted to study, have enough money to support themselves while studying, are not inadmissible to Canada and that they intend to leave Canada upon completion of their studies. CCMH admissions staff are available to answer any questions regarding your student visa application.

Further information and application kits are available through their website at www.cic.gc.ca

Before coming to Canada you should refer to the booklet Entering Canada to Study or to Work. This is available from the Canadian consulate or embassy in your country, or by contacting:

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Customs and Excise
Travelers Directorate
MacKenzie Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0L5

International students seeking online massage therapy courses in Canada should check out our sister campus CCMH-Halifax’s Blended Program Option.

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