Application Process

Application Process

Accessing information about the Langara RMT Program:

  1. Request additional information on the Langara RMT Program and acceptance decisions: contact rmt@langara.ca
  2. Program Coordinator sends email with detailed Program information - highly recommend attending a free RMT Program Information session (held monthly). Two formats alternate each month: Zoom for students who prefer, and in-person on campus at the 601 W Broadway campus. contact rmt@langara.ca
  3. Information session covers: an overview of the RMT Program
    • Tour of clinic facilities – for in-person Info sessions
    • A Langara clinic gift certificate for a massage with any student.
    • To attend a class at main campus – complete Covid self assessment prior to coming to campus, and wear a mask while in class. Please contact rmt@langara.ca

Application Package Requirements:

Langara highly encourages students to submit their application as soon as possible. All application packages must be complete, and are considered based on space availability. Submitting an application before the deadline does not guarantee space. Late submissions will be assessed for the next intake.

  1. Application form & payment: with application fee payment through: feeportal.langara.ca 
  2. Official transcripts:Full-colour, high quality scans of official transcripts. Scan both front & back pages, with all margins and corners intact. Include both high school & college/university transcripts. Photocopies are not accepted.
  3. English Proficiency: English proficiency documentation and or official test scores as listed on the Domestic or International tabs.
  4. Intro to Massage course completion: The preferred course is Langara’s Intro to Massage course. Please note that the Langara Intro to Massage course covers some of the questions on the RMT Program Admission Questions document. Provide documentation of successful completion. The Intro to Massage course is valid for 18 months. If you apply later for the RMT Program, you can include this course with your application documents within 18 months after completion. After this time the course must be repeated. Langara accepts successful completion of a two-day Intro to Massage course from other BC RMT schools. See Intro to Massage course tab.
  5. RMT Program Admission Questions: Answer all questions and subsection, and use a maximum of 10-pages. Use professional language, demonstrate self-awareness & critical thinking skills, research applicable quetions and include citations to support your research.
  6. Professional Reference Letter: from someone who has known you for 5-years, is not a family member, and has a college/university degree. Must include contact information & degree(s). Referee does not have to be work-related.

Acceptance to the CS Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy is not guaranteed. RMT Program application packages are processed and assessed as they are submitted. Application packages must be complete, including the 2-day Intro to Massage course. Higher-ranking applications are accepted first, until places are filled. Submit your application early.

 

Application Submission Process

Complete either the Domestic Student application form or the International Student application form

Submit application form & either the $40 domestic or $155 international application fee:

  • Indicate program as: Registered Massage Therapy
  • Online through feeportal.langara.ca 
  • In person, with cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard: Continuing Studies, A Building main floor
  • By phone: call the CS Registration Office at 604.323.5322 to pay the application fee.
  • By mail with cheque: Langara College Continuing Studies, 100 West 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y2Z6 

Then, submit the following supporting documents to rmt@langara.ca 

  • Application form indicating RMT Program
  • High quality, colour scan of official transcripts: high school & college/university from institutions within Canada (if applicable)
  • High quality, colour scan of official transcripts (with mark/grade sheets if applicable): high school & college/university from outside of Canada along with a word-for-word translation, completed by a professional translation company with each page stamped. See International Student webpage for more specific information.
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Intro to Massage therapy (2-day) course: completed in the previous 18 months
  • RMT Program Admission Questions: researched & documented, professional.
  • Professional Reference Letter include their degree(s) in signature, and contact info

You may also mail / drop off supporting documents to:
Langara College Continuing Studies
Attn: Program Coordinator, RMT Program
100 West 49th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6 

International Student application & acceptance specifics:

The RMT Program Coordinator will submit all international documents to Langara Global for verification.
  • Provide official documents showing English language proficiency and official test scores. See International page for required minimum scores. The RMT Program does not accept Duolingo scores.
  • Proof of English language proficiency must also be sent directly to Langara Registrar & Enrollment Services from the testing authority. 
  • Official high school, college, or university transcript. Include college /university transcripts even if previous studies have been unrelated to health care.
  • Scanned colour copy of official high school, college, or university certificate credential (eg. Bachelor's degree diploma)
  • Colour high quality scan/photo of your photo passport page to verify name and birthdate.
  • Include all supporting documents as listed above
International Student payment and Letter of Acceptance process: Allow 4-6 weeks after the international application deadline, for application assessment to be completed.
  • The Offer of Admission is sent to accepted international students by email attachment. 
  • International students must pre-pay the: Semester-1 tuition, Year 1 International Supplemental fee, and the Langara Students' Union fee before the deadline listed in the Offer of Admission. 
  • Once the fee is received, an official Letter of Acceptance is issued. Use this to apply for your study permit within 45 days of receiving the letter. 
  • Apply for a Study Permit at the nearest Canadian embassy or visa office (if applying from overseas) within the required time on the Offer of Admission letter. This does not mean that students must have IRCC approval within this time frame.
    • Provide a copy of your Canadian work permit or study permit (if applicable) to the Program Coordinator 
  • NOTE: International student fees are non-refundable except if the study permit has been denied. Official documentation of denial must be submitted.