INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED APPLICANTS

To practice as a respiratory therapist in the province of Saskatchewan, you must be a member of, and hold a licence from, the Saskatchewan College of Respiratory Therapists (SCRT).

If English is not your native language, you must meet English language benchmarks approved by the SCRT council for licensing as a respiratory therapist in Saskatchewan.

The following tests and results are considered acceptable to the SCRT council as proficiency in English:
  Overall Listening Speaking Reading Writing
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 8 9 8 8 8
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) 90 24 24 22 20


The applicant is responsible for all costs associated with language benchmark testing. Accredited test centre results must be submitted to the SCRT by mail, email or delivered personally.

Applicants who have not graduated from an approved program in respiratory therapy in Canada will be required to have a review of their credentials conducted by World Education Services (WES), or by the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO). WES will complete a preliminary evaluation of your education program and determine the authenticity of the documents. The applicant is responsible for the cost of this evaluation. WES may be contacted at www.wes.org/ca . The applicant's practical experience will also have to be evaluated, and this evaluation submitted with the preliminary evaluation of the WES report. Both are needed to determine if the applicant is substantially equivalent to a Canadian graduate.

Alternatively, both the applicant's education program and complete skill and experience assesssment can be conducted by the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO).  

Once your application fees have been paid, a criminal record check (CRC) received in our office, and appropriate English language testing scores received, your file will be referred to the CRTO for the remainder of the evaluation and assessment work needed.
Ontario: www.crto.on.ca
Quebec: www.opiq.qc.ca (en Français seulement)

At this time, we are using the CRTO to assist us in completing the required  full evaluation and assesssment of all IERT applicants as these assessments  are not presently being performed in Saskatchewan. 

An online registration application can be submitted by clicking here (an initial application assessment fee of $500 will be required to successfully submit your application). 

For further information, please contact the Saskatchewan College of Respiratory Therapists (SCRT) at 306-789-3359 or info@scrt.ca.