Labour Mobility


Labour Mobility refers to the ability of certified workers to practice their regulated occupation throughout Canada as articulated in the 2017 Canadian Free Trade Agreement (Chapter 7) . The Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists is committed to the principles of labour mobility and the movement of registered physiotherapists across Canadian jurisdictions.

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 CFTA  (Labour Mobility) are physiotherapists currently registered with a practice certificate / license in another Canadian jurisdiction. 

The applicant must complete the registration application process online and submit all the  required documents. 

  • 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).