Canada Massage Therapy Requirements

Canada does not have a national massage therapy board. Each province has individual rules and regulations regarding the practice of massage therapy. PLEASE NOTE: We provide the below information about your province as a courtesy but cannot guarantee its accuracy because laws are continually subject to change. If you have questions about the information we have provided below, please contact your licensing agency directly. Your governing board will hold you ultimately responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you. We do not deviate from our posted return and exchange policy if you later determine that a course you enrolled in is not valid for CEs in your jurisdiction.

For Canada massage therapists who also have a license to practice in the United States, please refer to our state laws page for details on US course approvals. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education approved provider (#280672).


The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) is a not-for-profit association of over 1150 professional massage therapists in Manitoba. The massage therapy industry will be regulated by the Manitoba government in the coming years.

Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba Inc.
175 Marion Street
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R2H 0T3
Telephone: 204-927-7979; Toll Free: 1-866-605-1433
Website:   Email:

Renewal date and cycle: August 31 every two years
Continuing Education Requirements: Members are required to complete 24 credits in a 2 year cycle, as follows: 18 CECs from Primary/Core Competency activities and up to 6 CECs from Secondary/Complementary activities. Approved online course work is acceptable.
Approval: The MTAM currently approves education courses for members to fulfill their Continuing Education needs. This role will eventually transition to a Regulatory College once in place.

Institute of Somatic Therapy approved courses (approval valid through 4/3/2020):
•    Prenatal Massage Fundamentals - 12 primary/core competency credits
•    Prenatal Massage Techniques - 12 primary/core competency credits
•    Infant Massage - 16 primary/core competency credits
•    Massage Doula Support - 21 primary/core competency credits

(More courses are pending approval. This site will be updated when status is determined.)

MTAM Disclaimer: The approval of these courses for continuing competency credits by the MTAM Education and Competency Committee does not represent an endorsement of the course or any products or services promoted within the course.