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How to Apply

Step 1: Application Form

  • We are no longer accepting applications for the upcoming cohort, but you may complete our Waitlist Form to be on our waitlist. We are hoping to have a new cohort in the new year. Stay tuned!

Step 2: Submit your documents

All documents must be submitted via email ( as electronic documents (scan a clear image of the documents)

1. Credentials assessment performed through one of the following recognized agencies:

  • World Education Service (WES)*
  • University of Toronto
  • Medical Council of Canada: for internationally trained MDs, a letter must be submitted with the conclusion of assessment
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
  • International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS)

* Note: an applicant who wishes to register with CRPO upon program completion, will need to obtain WES assessment, as per CRPO requirements.

At minimum, the credential assessment must show equivalency to a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Canada. Candidates with training and experience not in psychology but in a related field (e.g., medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, child and family services, divinity) must provide BREM with substantial evidence of relevant education and recent work experience in mental health (supporting evidence might be required, such as transcripts, course outlines, detailed description of job responsibilities etc.).

2. Resumé and cover letter. In the cover letter, applicants should write about their reasons for applying to the program, their career expectations and anything else they feel is relevant to the application.

3. Proof of previous employment in the field of mental health (outside of Canada and the US) – Applicants have two options for documentation:

Submit employment verification letter(s) from work supervisors in the country of origin (or elsewhere, outside of Canada), that confirm the applicant’s ability to provide counselling services in the field of mental health. The letters must include:

a) Employer’s official letterhead,

b) Reference’s name, position and contact information,

c) The period of employment, and

d) A detailed description of responsibilities.

Please note: The BREM Program reserves the right to request an Employment History Verification Check if the reference letters were found to provide insufficient information.


    • If the applicant is unable to produce a letter of employment verification due to circumstances not in his/her control (e.g., the organization no longer exists, conflict zone, etc.), the applicant will submit a sworn affidavit with detailed description of previous employment in the field.

4. A valid and current English language assessment document/report showing sufficient language skills (across all four language domains – reading, writing, listening, speaking)

  • CLBPT score of 7
  • TOEFL score of 80
  • IELTS score of 6.5
  • CELBAN score of 7

5. Evidence of eligibility to work in Ontario

Immigration documentation may include one of the following: citizenship document, permanent residence document, convention refugee status document.

Step 3: Application Review

  • Set up an appointment with the Admin Team (in person, or over the phone), to review your documents and make sure everything is in place. If you are found eligible to proceed with the intake process, a $100 non-refundable registration fee will be required to cover the cost of the written assessment and interview.

Step 4: Admission Process

After the registration fee is paid, you will be invited to attend a 4.5 hour assessment of professional communication skills.

This assessment will evaluate the following components:

    • Listening – presentation video + questions

    • Reading – professional article + questions

    • Writing – articulating personal opinions

    • Computer literacy – basic tasks (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet search, sending email)

If your assessment indicates sufficient communication skills, you will be invited to an interview with our Admissions Committee.

Step 5: Offer of Admission

Based on this screening process, you will either be offered Admission to the program or invited to speak to us about other, more suitable opportunities for you.

Apply to be on our next cohort waitlist using the Waitlist Form button

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