Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists

Labour Mobility

The Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists is committed to the principles of labour mobility and the movement of registered physiotherapists across Canadian jurisdictions as articulated in the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) 2009 (Chapter 7).

The movement of physiotherapists under the agreement is based on the similarities of categories of registration (otherwise known as permit on permit). Where the agreement does not apply, the Regulator’s registration requirements remain the same. Applicants for registration under the AIT should consider the following:

  1. Applications from physiotherapists currently registered with a practice certificate / license in another Canadian jurisdiction may be considered under the rules of the labour mobility. Where the categories are similar, no new requirements will be expected of an applicant. Where the categories of registration are not similar the College’s existing registration requirements apply.
  2. The applicant must submit a completed registration form, Proof of MPI, Letter of Good Standing indicating current status in that jurisdiction as well as history of any past or present, hearings or investigations; current CV, and picture.

  3. An applicant not currently registered to practise in a jurisdiction in Canada must meet the existing registration requirements of the Regulator (the Labour Mobility Agreement does not apply).