There is a wide variety of employment opportunities to work as a rehab professional in Thunder Bay. Careers in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology can be easily found in both hospital settings and private practice. Wages for these rehabilitation professionals are typically higher in Ontario than most other provinces.
Professionals in Thunder Bay are well compensated and enjoy a low cost of living as well as short commutes and all the stress-free convenience that come with a relaxed lifestyle. Learn more about living, working, academic opportunities, and having fun in our community by exploring GoToThunderBay.ca.
An incentive grant of up to $5,000 per eligible year, to a maximum of $15,000, paid over a three-year period is available to audiologists, chiropodists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech-language pathologists who establish their practice in Northern Ontario and accept full-time positions. Visit the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website to learn more and apply.
Non-acute services, including programs and services in addictions and mental health, rehabilitative care & chronic disease management, and seniors’ health. St. Joseph’s Hospital is a division of SJCG, the Northwestern Ontario regional lead for rehabilitative care, behavioural supports and palliative Care. Rehabilitation services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, recreation therapy, and speech-language pathology.
Acute care, including emergency department, cancer centre, as well as its research arm, Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI). Rehabilitation services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, recreation therapy, and speech-language pathology.
Active Rehabilitation & Fitness
717 Hewitson Street Thunder Bay, ON P7B6B5
(807)623-1972 | activerehab.ca
1315 Crawford Avenue Thunder Bay, ON P7E3E3
(807)622-4774 | chariscentre.ca
Closing the Gap
1265 Arthur Street East – Unit 107 Thunder Bay, ON P7E6E7
(807)623-4720 | closingthegap.ca
385 Hebert Street – Suite B Thunder Bay, ON P7A4H1
(807)356-5275 | evolvephysiotherapy.ca
Hand & Upper Limb Clinic
105 Villa Street Thunder Bay, ON P7A7W5
(807)345-4462 | hulcca.wpcomstaging.com
620 Arthur Street West (in Mountdale Medical Clinic) Thunder Bay, ON P7E5R8
(807)34-5242 | fairwayphysio.ca
Fanti + Associates Physiotherapists
678 John Street Thunder Bay, ON P7B1Z6
(807)343-9311 | fantiphysiotherapy.com
Lakehead University Sports Medicine Clinic
955 Oliver Road (in the LU Hangar) Thunder Bay, ON P7B5E1
(807)343-8188 | lakeheadphysio.com
Northern Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic
1204 Roland Street Thunder Bay, ON P7B5M4
(807)628-2855 | northernphysiotherapy.com
Partners in Rehab
79 Court Street North Thunder Bay, ON P7A4T7
(807)683-9500 | partnersinrehab.ca
Thunder Bay Physiotherapy Centre
63 Carrie Street Thunder Bay, ON P7A4J2
(807)767-2808 | thunderbayphysio.com
Victoriaville Physiotherapy Centre
611 Victoria Avenue East Thunder Bay, ON P7C1B1
(807)623-1322 | victoriavillephysio.ca
Walser & Associates
1205 Amber Drive – Suite 102 Thunder Bay, ON P7B6M4
(807)626-8184 | walserphysiotherapy.com
Physiotherapists in Ontario must be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO), the provincial regulating body for the physiotherapy profession. Visit the CPO website online to learn more about career pathways to physiotherapy and to register as a member: www.collegept.org.
Physiotherapists who have received training outside of Canada must have their credentials assessed by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR), to become eligible to write the licensing exam. Learn more about credentialing by CAPR on their website: www.alliancept.org.
Occupational Therapists in Ontario must be registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO), the provincial regulatory organization for the OT profession. Visit COTO online to learn more about becoming a member, whether you are Canadian educated, internationally educated, or are registered in another Canadian province: https://www.coto.org/.
The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists is the voluntary provincial professional association.
Speech Language Pathology
To become a Speech-Language Pathologist in Ontario, a relevant bachelor’s degree as well as a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology is required. The provincial governing body for the SLP profession is the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLP). Contact the CASLP for information about accredited programs and pathways to the SLP profession for graduates of international programs.
The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists is a voluntary provincial organization for SLP professionals.