Occupational Therapy

Each year, students applying to occupational-therapy programs across Canada seek out our services to prepare for their interview and/or CASPer® Test.

Here’s why…

  • Proven strategies to help you prepare and ace your interview
  • Tips on interview-related verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Hundreds of questions in a variety of categories
  • Practice sessions for the CASPer® Test and Snapshot
  • Tips on what interviewers are looking for
  • Advice on interview etiquette
  • Common errors made in Interviews
  • Questions for you to ask at your interview, if permitted
  • Strategies on coping with stress and nervousness
  • Very high success rate in all disciplines
  • Close to 45 years work experience, mostly in healthcare
  • Well versed and experienced with the MMI, panel and traditional interview processes
  • Low hourly rates
  • Flexible meeting times, days, evenings, and weekends
  • Our goal is your goal, to succeed at your interview
  • A referral program where you are rewarded for referring a friend or family member to us

Not all occupational-therapy programs in Canada require an interview for those selected for admission. Some programs only require the completion of a CASPer® Test. Please refer to the chart below to determine whether the completion of a CASPer® Test and/or interview is required. Please click on the program’s website link for more details.

Preparing ahead for the CASPer® Test and/or interview are important to having a successful outcome. Preparation sessions for both the school’s interview and CASPer® Test are provided through Blue Dolphin Training and Coaching. Contact us early for more information.

English Occupational Schools in CanadaName of ProgramCASPer® Test required
(part of application process)
Approximate interview datesInterview format
Dalhousie University (Dal)
Halifax, NS
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSc OT)NoN/AN/A
McGill University (McGill)
Montreal, QC
Master of Science (Applied) in Occupational Therapy (MScA OT)YesN/AN/A
Western University (Western)
London, ON
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT)YesN/AN/A
McMaster University (Mac)
Hamilton, ON
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSc(OT))NoLate Feb/early MarchMMI
Queens University (Queens)
Kingston, ON
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSc OT)NoN/AN/A
University of Toronto (U of T)
Toronto, ON
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSc OT)NoN/AN/A
University of Ottawa* (U of O)
Ottawa, ON
Masters of Health Science in Occupational TherapyYes*N/AN/A
University of Manitoba (U of M)
Winnipeg, MN
Masters of Health Science in Occupational TherapyYesLate AprilPanel
University of Alberta (U of A)
Edmonton, AB
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSc OT) YesNoNo
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Vancouver, BC
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)YesEarly MarchMMI

*While the Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy program is administered in French at the University of Ottawa, practice sessions for the CASPer® Test through Blue Dolphin Training and Coaching will be provided in English. The CASPer® Test can be completed in French or English.

What our clients say

My first time applying to OT, I had no idea what to expect from their interview and I was therefore caught off guard when I first completed it. The questions were tricky, and I didn’t know how to fill the time with my answers. The second time around, I decided that I needed to strengthen my skills for my interview, so a friend suggested I contacted Gordon; she had used Blue Dolphin Training and Coaching for both her CASPer® Test and interview and highly recommended Gordon.  I was so happy that I did reach out to Gordon as he was a fantastic coach. He helped me learn how to structure answers which I felt was what I was missing in my first interview. He also taught me how to share my answers with confidence, another key feature as I didn’t feel confident in my first interview. The questions we practiced were tailored to the specific schools I would be interviewing at (in addition to OT, I also interviewed for PT during my second application cycle).  Additionally, Gordon was friendly and never made me feel embarrassed or incompetent when sharing what I needed to work on improving to be successful. I am so thankful to have had his help; I received three out of four school acceptances. I would highly, without a doubt, recommend him to anybody who has an interview coming up!