Thank you for your interest in a clinical placement/internship in Canada. Placements are organized through members of the National Association for Clinical Education in Physiotherapy (NACEP). NACEP is made up of the Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education (ACCE) from each university program and the provincial or regional coordinators of clinical education. NACEP members have a joint policy on how national and international internships are processed. Each NACEP member is responsible for a geographical catchment in their respective provinces. Please review the links below to determine the catchment area to which you are interested in applying. Once you have decided on the geographical area, you should submit your international internship request to the appropriate NACEP member in that catchment. By clicking on the links, contact information for each ACCE and school information will appear.
You must work with one NACEP member and within one geographical area only. Multiple requests from individual students to several or all NACEP members will not be considered. This is to avoid the situation where several NACEP members work to fill multiple requests for the same student. When an international request is received by a NACEP member, it is circulated to all members to ensure that the request has not been duplicated.
To allow for sufficient time to process the internship request and obtain visas and insurance certificates, requests must be submitted at least 6 months in advance. As your request does not guarantee you an internship, you must be prepared with other alternatives. Please review the list of requirements at the bottom of this page and submit the required items to the ACCE in the location of your choice.
Once this package is received by the NACEP member, a request will be made on your behalf to various facilities in the geographical area. It will be the prerogative of the facilities to accept your request and it will depend on their commitments to other students. Please note that most Canadian students have clinical internships from January to April and from May to September. It is very difficult to find extra internships for international students during this time. Please be advised that most clinical facilities will request that your university signs their legal placement agreement. This agreement must be signed prior to the start of your clinical internship.
Note that students who would like to complete a clinical placement in Canada will need to be aware of VISA and travel requirements when coming to Canada, including, but not limited to an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). More information can be found on the Government of Canada's web site.
Please select from the geographical areas below to identify the appropriate catchment area and the NACEP member to contact.
With your formal request you are required to send the following documentation to the NACEP member: