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At VCMT, you’re more than just your student number — you’re a member of the VCMT community. To learn more about what sets VCMT apart, click here. If you’re excited to start your career as an RMT, scroll through this page to understand requirements and enrolment details, and to see what support is available to you.

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Becoming A Student

VCMT is focused on providing the best massage therapy education in the profession. Both our full-time and part-time programs thoroughly combine a science based curriculum with the hands on skills of massage therapy so graduates are fully equipped to succeed in their careers.

VCMT seeks students who are driven and committed to becoming the best possible health care practitioner they can be. Entrance into the program can be in high demand, so it’s recommended that applications be sent in early.

An interested applicant must complete the following steps to complete their application to the VCMT Massage Therapy program.

Upcoming Intakes

Full Time

Fall 2022Start Date: August 29th
  • Currently accepting applications
Winter 2023Start Date: January 3rd
  • Currently accepting applications
Spring 2023Start Date: May 1st
  • Accepting applications starting in September

Part Time

Winter 2023Start Date: January 3rd
  • Currently accepting applications
Fall 2023Start Date: August 28th
  • Accepting applications starting in January

Due to high demand and early waitlists, we recommend applying 4 to 5 months prior to your preferred intake date.

Application Process

A successful applicant must have completed their high school graduation (dogwood) or equivalent. You can email a digital copy of this documentation to admissions@vcmt.ca.

  • International students, or students who have completed their education in a language other than English, will need to have their transcripts officially translated. It may also be required to provide an evaluation of equivalency to BC academic standards. This can be done through an ICES (International Credential Evaluation Service) through BCIT, World Education Serves (wes.org) or similar evaluation service.
  • Post-secondary degrees or courses are considered advantageous for an application and may be submitted as part of a portfolio.

Strong English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking are essential for this program. You must have achieved a minimum of 70% in English 12 or an equivalent English course. If that standard wasn’t achieved, or if your education was completed in a language other than English, the English Standard can be met through one of the following ways:

  • Complete ABE Provincial level English, with a final mark of 70%;
  • Achieve one of the following minimums: PLI (Level 5), IELTS (6.5), CAEL (60) or TOEFL Int (85) or an approved equivalent test;
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 2 years full-time studies at an English-speaking college/university;
  • Complete the VCMT English Essay Assessment with a minimum score of 70% (for applicants with academic experience in the English language).

Your portfolio may contain supportive documentation or evidence indicating your level of readiness and commitment to complete the RMT training program successfully. It may include post-secondary degrees, transcripts, certifications or courses. It can also include relevant work experience, volunteer experience, reference letters, and/or resumes. Any portfolio documentation that an applicant wishes to submit may be emailed to the Director of Admissions at admissions@vcmt.ca.

Once we’ve received your application form, academic transcripts and portfolio, the Director of Admissions will be in contact to schedule a one-hour application interview with you. The interview is intended to determine the fit of an applicant. This program is strenuous, and as such, it’s pivotal to understand the readiness of an applicant to ensure their success.

The Introduction to Massage Weekend Workshopmust be completed prior to starting the program. Completion of a similar course at another school may be accepted. Provide this documentation to the VCMT admissions for confirmation.

Upon acceptance into the program, a successful applicant will be required to submit the following documentation to complete their registration into the program. This will include:

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Note: Final decisions regarding the suitability of a candidate rest fully with VCMT and its admissions representatives. Entrance into the program is competitive, so academic experience at the post-secondary level is highly recommended to strengthen an application. VCMT takes into account the gpa of an applicant’s academics to determine readiness for the program.

Admissions can be reached via email at admissions@vcmt.ca or by phone at 604-681-4450 ext. 303. They’re happy to answer any questions about the RMT program or the application process.

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Entrance Requirements

As an accredited training college that’s approved by PTIB and recognized by CMTBC, VCMT maintains high entrance standards to ensure our grads, and their certifications, are among the best in the world.

Admission into VCMT’s program is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

  • Successfully complete a personal interview with a VCMT representative.
  • Grade 12 Education or BC Adult Graduation Diploma, or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete VCMT’s Introductory Massage Workshop, or equivalent.
  • Secure a document-clear Criminal Record Check (VCMT). Any future changes or convictions for criminal offences must be reported and would require a new criminal record check authorization.
  • Meet the health requirements listed on the ‘VCMT Health Assessment Form’.
  • Meet one of the following English Language requirements:
    • Complete English 12 with a final mark of at least 70%, or equivalent; or
    • Complete ABE Provincial level English, with a final mark of 70%; or
    • Achieve one of the following minimums: PLI (Level 5), IELTS (6.5), CAEL (60), TOEFL Int (85) or equivalent English test; or
    • Successfully complete 2 years of full-time studies at an English-speaking college/university; or
    • Complete the VCMT English Essay Assessment with a minimum score of 70% (for applicants with academic experience in the English language).
  • Have immunization or immunity against all diseases listed on VCMT’s ‘Immunization and Communicable Disease Form’.

*A Portfolio is considered advantageous to submit. It may include supportive documentation or evidence indicating the applicant’s level of readiness and commitment to complete the RMT training program successfully. It may include items such as: Post-Secondary degrees, certifications or courses, relevant work experience, volunteer experience, reference letters or resumes, etc.

For more information on VCMT admission requirements and student policies, please consult our Student Manual.

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International Students

International Students are welcome to apply to the RMT program. They follow the same application process as domestic students. They may be required to provide an evaluation of their academic credentials, which can be completed through an ICES (International Credential Evaluation Service) through BCIT, World Education Service (wes.org), or an approved equivalent evaluation.

Successful candidates would be provided with a conditional letter of acceptance in order to obtain their study permit. Study Permits must be provided to the school a minimum of 1 month prior to the start date in order to hold their spot in that intake.

*Please keep in mind that as a private college, VCMT cannot offer a Post Grad Work Permit, so we encourage international students to discuss their best path to a work permit for when they complete the program with an immigration lawyer.

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Tuition

Full-Time Program

$33,500*

Part-Time Program

$36,500*

International Fees

$8,000

Full Time

Registration Fee: $150
Year One Tuition: $20,000
Year Two Tuition: $13,000


Total Program Tuition: $33,500
International Students: $41,500

Part Time

Registration Fee: $150
Year One Tuition: $20,000
Year Two Tuition: $13,500
Year Three Tuition: $3,000


Total Program Tuition: $36,500
International Students: $44,500

Payment plans are available to split the tuition into instalments. Tuition and fees are subject to change at VCMT’s discretion. For a detailed breakdown of expected costs, contact us.

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*Tuition does not include related fees, which are an additional $1,080.

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Financial Aid

Student loans can be a great support for help with the tuition payments. Our team members have extensive knowledge about student loans, and are available to assist students with student loan applications and questions. Student loans can be obtained through studentaidbc.ca. Both our full time and part time programs qualify for student loans. For questions regarding student loans, contact our Finance Manager below.

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