Massage Schools in Canada

Massage therapy is one of the fastest rising occupations in Canada. It is a great career path, with great financial opportunities, and a great working environment. The massage therapist occupation is regulated, and only people with the required training and licensing are allowed to use the term massage therapist when referring to themselves. All provinces have different regulations regarding the necessary training, and the exam at the end of the training. Most of the provinces require between 2000 hours and 3000 hours in British Columbia as a minimum training. Not all the schools are accredited, and what that means is that if you take courses in a non-accredited school you might not get the necessary education to pass the exam.

It is very important to choose wisely a massage school, and sometimes this process takes a bit of resources. 

Find Accredited Massage Schools in Ontario

The following programmes are approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities can help you get the Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario:

The following educational programmes are approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and lead to Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the right to use the protected titles “Massage Therapist” and “Registered Massage Therapist”.

Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
Nepean

Bryan College of Applied Health and Business Sciences
North York

Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy
Cambridge, Toronto

Canadian College of Health Science and Technology
Windsor

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology
Scarborough

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Canada
Toronto

Collège Boreal 
Sudbury

D’Arcy Lane Institute 
London

Elegance School of Esthetics 
Cornwall

Everest College of Business, Technology and Health Care 
Barrie, Hamilton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Windsor

Fanshawe College 
London

Georgian College 
Barrie

Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology
Toronto

Institute of Complementary & Alternative Therapies 
Toronto

International Academy of Massage Inc. 
Ottawa

Kikkawa College 
Toronto

Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
Sarnia

Medix School 
Kitchener, London, Scarborough, Toronto

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology 
Hamilton, Ontario

National Institute 
Brampton

Northern College (Program starts Fall 2013)
Timmins

Ontario College of Health & Technology 
Stoney Creek

Protégé School 
Scarborough

Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy 
Toronto

Royal Institute of Science and Management 
Markham

Sir Sandford Fleming College of Applied Arts & Technology
Peterborough

Sutherland-Chan School 
Toronto

Trillium College 
Burlington, Kingston, Kitchener, Oshawa, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Toronto

Wellsprings College of Massage Therapy and Esthetics
Richmond Hill

Westervelt College 
London

Find Massage Schools in British Columbia

The regulatory body for registered massage therapists in BC is College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.

Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy
Vernon

Utopia Academy
Vancouver

Vancouver Career College
Burnaby

West Coast College of Massage Therapy
Victoria, New Westminster

Find Massage Schools in Alberta

Alberta has introduced registration as a requirement for massage therapists in 2014. The Massage Therapist Association of Alberta is the regulatory body for practitioners in the province. The minimum training in Alberta is 2200 hours.

ABM College of Health and Technology
Alberta Institute of Massage
Alberta Massage Training - Calgary
Alberta Massage Training - Edmonton
Alberta Massage Training - Fort McMurray
Alberta Massage Training - Grande Prairie
Alberta Massage Training - Lloydminster
Cambrooks College
Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Calgary North
CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Edmonton North
CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Edmonton South
H & B Massage Therapy Training Centre
International Academy of Esthetics
Lethbridge College
MacEwan University
MaKami College Inc. - Edmonton
Makami College Inc. - Calgary
Medicine Hat College
MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy - Edmonton
Mount Royal University
Northern Institute of Massage Therapy Inc.
Professional Institute of Massage Therapy
South Edmonton School of Massage Therapy
Southern Alberta Institute of Massage
Wholistic Health Training & Research Centre

Find Massage Schools in Manitoba

The The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba is the governing institution for massage therapists in Manitoba.

Massage Therapy College of Manitoba

Robertson College

Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy, Inc.

Hua Xia Acupuncture and Herb College of Canada

Find Massage Schools in New Brunswick

New Brunswick Massotherapy Association

There is accreditation program in place for New Brunswick massage schools, however, the students need to ensure the school provide in their curriculum the necessary to cover for the competency standard as defined by the association.

Find Massage Schools in Nova Scotia

The requirement to join the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia is to graduate of a minimum 2200 hour program in massage therapy programme.