International Students

International Students

Welcome to CCMH’s Massage Therapy school in Toronto.
International students wishing to apply to study at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy must apply for a study permit/student visa from Immigraton, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The Massage Therapy Diploma program at the college qualifies for foreign student authorization as a designated learning institution under the Private Career Colleges Act, Ontario.
For more detailed requirements please visit our application process page.

International Student Tuition is $25,900.

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.

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 or International Credential Assessment Service at 1-800-321-6021

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 list below;

  • Successfully undertake either the IELTS, TOEFL iBT,  CanTEST or MELA Test,
  • Complete formal education in an approved English language school which offers a program of study equivalent to IELTS or TOEFL,
  • 3 years of full time study at a secondary or college level in a country where English is an official language or language of common usage. Completion of a single course is not acceptable.

Minimum Requirements for English Language Testing for entry into CCMH:

Before applying to the Massage Therapy Diploma Program, you must take the IELTS, TOEFL, CanTEST or MELA 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 18 in writing, speaking and readying, and 20 in listening. Paper-based test: A minimum score of 500.
  • Canadian Test of English for Scholars & Trainees (CanTEST)
    Must achieve scores of 3.0 in writing, 4.0 in speaking and 3.5 in listening and reading.
  • Michener  English Language Assessment (MELA)
    Must receive a score of 6.5 in writing and 7.5 in speaking, listening and reading.

Upon graduating from the Massage Therapy Diploma Program, if you write the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) certification exams to become an RMT, you must meet the following requirements:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    Overall band score of 6.5 in speaking and reading, 7.5 in listening and 6.0 in writing for an overall band score of 6.625 on the academic modules.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
    Overall band score of 19 in reading, 20 in speaking and writing and 24 in listening for an overall band score of 20.75.
  • Canadian Test of English for Scholars & Trainees (CanTEST)
    Overall band score of 3.5 in writing, 4.0 in listening and reading and 4.5 in speaking for an overall band score of 4.0.
  • Michener English Language Assessment (MELA)
    Overall band score of 7 in writing and 8 in speaking, listening and reading for an overall band score of 7.75.

The College cannot proceed with an 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.


  • 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.
  • The College prefers that documentation come directly from the testing agency/school however will also accept documents if they are the originals and not photocopies via:
  • E-mail to [email protected]
  • In person at CCMH, Toronto

Mail to:
CCMH Toronto Campus  250 Davisville Avenue,  Suite 225,
Toronto, ON M4S 1H2

  • 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 the student submits an application for Admission the Admissions Officer shall proceed with this student as they would any other student applying for Admission to the College. The student must meet 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 application process 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 the application process.

Further information and application kits are available through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s website at

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

Please note that international students graduating from CCMH are NOT eligible to receive a Post Graduation Work Permit.

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