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The BREM Program is designed for immigrant professionals who have:

  • Post-secondary education in psychology or a related field where a significant component is mental health (e.g., counselling, social work, medicine with specialization in psychiatry or psychotherapy, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy focusing on mental health, divinity counselling, etc).

  • The applicant’s post-secondary education must be evaluated as equivalent to a four-year Canadian Bachelor’s Degree, at the minimum.

​Note: Applicants with a degree in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, divinity, education and any other degree that isn’t directly related to psychology, must have a significant educational component related to mental health (minimum 100 hours). ​

  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in psychotherapy, counselling or community mental health outside of Canada.

  • Sufficient language skills (across all four language domains – reading, writing, listening, speaking) based on the following examinations (or equivalent):

    • CLBPT – score of 7

    • TOEFL score of 80

    • IELTS score of 6.5

    • CELBAN score of 7

  • Immigration status: Refugee Claimant with work permit, Convention Refugee, Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizen.

For eligibility requirements for the Applied Psychotherapy Practice in Ontario class, click below.

To find out whether this program is for you, take our Eligibility Quiz.

Eligibility Quiz

1. I have a post-secondary (academic) degree.

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