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Self Assessment Readiness Tool™ for Respiratory Therapists

​Respiratory Therapists care for patients by evaluating, treating, and maintaining the patient’s cardiopulmonary or heart and lung function.

This tool is designed to help you understand the requirements for employment in Canada. It describes what you are required to know and to do. It outlines the competencies, knowledge and skills that you must have to work in Canada.

This tool contains 4 parts:

Part 1 - What is a Respiratory Therapist?
Part 2- Living and Working in Canada
Part 3- Regulation of Practice in Canada
Part 4- Competency Assessment

This tool is meant to be a guide for your personal use. Your answers to questions will not be recorded or evaluated by anyone other than you. This tool does not provide any assurance of your ability to obtain employment in Canada. It will not be used by any regulatory bodies in Canada to determine your eligibility for registration.  There is no link between completion of this tool and formal licensure or certification.

This tool is supported by Atlantic Connection with funding from Health Canada in partnership with Nova Scotia Community College and Price-MacDonald & Associates Consulting Inc. © 2014 Canada. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form by any means without express written permission from Price-MacDonald & Associates Consulting Inc.


Beginning the Self Assessment Readiness Tool™

You must create a user account to use the tool. Your username and password will be unique so only you can access your information. This account will save your responses and any feedback you may receive so you can return to your account at a later date if you choose to do so. You may no longer access the tool once it is complete.

Please use the appropriate fields below to create a new account or return to an existing one.

  • Password must contain at least one digit
  • Password must be at least 11 characters
  • Password must contain at least 1 symbol
  • Password must contain at least one uppercase letter

Your username and password will be case sensitive. Be sure to record or remember your username and password for future access to your account. If you lose or forget your access codes, you will need to create a new account and begin again.