How to Become a Registered Massage Therapist

Becoming a Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario requires further education, and courses are offered in two environments, Community Colleges and Private Career Colleges.  Community Colleges often offer the courses over 6 semesters or three years, although there is some variation, while courses in Private Career Colleges may be as short as 18 months or as long as three years depending on the school and course configuration.

All courses must meet the competency standards for the profession established by the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario.  All graduates from RMT programs must pass the registration examinations offered by the College in order to practice as a Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario. If you are a massage therapist who was educated in another province or country and are relocating to Ontario, check out the CMTO website for your next steps. 

Only individuals who are registered with the CMTO are permitted to use the title Registered Massage Therapist or Massage Therapist, and indicate that they provide massage therapy services.  

The following is a list of current programs offering training to become a Registered Massage Therapist:

Community Colleges

Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Nepean, Ontario
K2G 1V8
T/ 613-727-4723 ext 5305

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology
P.O Box 631, Station A
Scarborough, ON
M1K 5E9
T/ 416-289-5000 ext 8068

Collège Boréal
21 Boulevard Lasalle
Sudbury, ON 
P3A 6B1
T/ 705-560-6673 ext 4501
Toll/ 1-800-361-6673

Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
P.O. Box 7005
London, Ontario
N5Y 5R6
T/ 519 452-4430

Georgian College
1 Georgian Drive
Barrie, ON 
L4M 3X9
T/ 705-728-1968 ext 1461

Humber College
205 Humber College Blvd.,
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 5L7
T/ 416-675-5012

Lambton College
1457 London Road
Sarnia, ON 
N7S 6K4
T/ 519-542-7751

Sir Sanford Fleming College
599 Brealy Drive
Peterborough, ON 
K9J 7B1

Mohawk College  

135 Fennell Avenue W.
Hamilton, ON
L9C 1E9
T/ 905-575-1212 

Northern College

101 Highway E.
Timmins, ON
T/ 905-735-3211 

Private Career Colleges

Bryan College of Applied Health & Business Technology
North York Campus
1200 Lawrence Ave. West
North York, ON
M6A 1E3
T/ 416-630-6300

Canadian College of Health, Science and Technology
Windsor Campus
1737 Walker Road
Windsor, ON
N8W 3P2
T/ 519-977-1222

Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy

Cambridge Campus
405 Maple Grove Road, Units 3
Cambridge, ON 
N3E 1B6
T/ 519-650-5533

Toronto Campus
250 Davisville Ave, Suite 225
Toronto, ON
M4S 2L9
T/ 416-322-1873
Toll/ 1-877-748-7800 ext. 238

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Canada
3195 Sheppard Avenue East, 2nd Floor
Scarborough, ON
M1T 3K1
T/ 416-493-8447

D'Arcy Lane Institute
627 Maitland Street
London, ON 
N5Y 2V7
T/ 519-673-4420

Elegance School of Esthetics
123 Cornwall Centre Road
Cornwall, ON 
K6K 1K6
T/ 613-933-3223

Institute of Complimentary and Alternative Therapies
385 The West Mall, Suite 501
Toronto, ON 
M9C 1E7
T/ 416-695-4600
F/ 416-465-4700

International Academy of Massage Inc.
380 Forest Street
Ottawa, ON 
K2B 8E6

Kikkawa  College
The Crossways Mall
2340 Dundas St. West
Unit G-04
Toronto, ON 
M6P 4A9
T/ 416-762-4857 ext 235
Toll/ 1-888-890-5888 ext 235

Medix School

Kitchener Campus
248 Stirling Avenue South
Unit #14
Kitchener, Ontario,
N2G 4L1
T/ 519-895-0013

London Campus
Oxbury Mall London
1299 Oxford Street E
London, ON  N5Y 4W5
T/ 519-659-4822
Toll/ 1-800-695-2414

Scarborough Campus
2130 Lawrence Ave. E. Ste. 205
Scarborough Ontario,
M1R 3A6
T/ 416-701-1201

Toronto Campus
Lawrence Square
700 Lawrence Ave. W. Ste. 300
Toronto, Ontario,
M6A 3B4

National Institute
7955 Torbram Road Unit#18
Brampton, Ontario.
L6T 5B9
T/ 905-463-2006

Ontario College of Health and Technology
1040 South Service Rd,
Stoney Creek, ON  
L8E 6G3
T/ 905-643-8778 

Protégé School Advanced Estethics and Massage Therapy
3390 Midland Avenue, Unit 10
Scarborough, ON  
M1V 5K3
T/ 416-754-9866
F/ 416-754-4439

Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy
31 Scarsdale Road
Toronto, ON
M3B 2R2
T/ 416-477-7687

Sutherland-Chan School
330 Dupont Street
Suite # 400
Toronto, ON  M5V 1V9

Trillium College

Burlington Campus
760 Brant Street
Burlington, ON
L7R 4B7
T/ 905-632-3200

Kingston Campus
1300 Bath Road
Kingston, ON
K7M 4X4

Kitchener Campus
1356 Weber Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2A 1C4
T/ 519-804-2463

Oshawa Campus
419 King Street West, Unit 900
Oshawa, ON 
L1J 2K5

Peterborough Campus
360 George Street North
Peterborough, ON
K9H 7E7

St. Catharines Campus
60 James Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 7E7
T/ 2

Toronto Campus
557 Church Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON
M4Y 2E2
T/ 416-907-2571

Westervelt College
1060 Wellington Rd.
London, Ontario
N6E 3W5