Application Process

Application Process

Accessing information about the Langara RMT Program:

  1. Request additional information on the Langara RMT website: contact rmt@langara.ca
  2. Program Coordinator sends email with detailed Program information - highly recommend attending a free RMT Program Information session (held monthly). There are two formats available: Zoom for students who prefer, and in-person on campus at the M-11 facility. contact rmt@langara.ca
  3. Information session covers: an overview of the RMT Program
    • Tour of clinic facilities – for in-person Info sessions
    • A student clinic gift certificate for a massage with any student in our clinic. This does not take the place of the “Visit to an RMT” mandatory requirement.
    • Attend a class at main campus – must complete Covid self assessment screening prior to coming to campus, and wear a mask while on campus. Please contact rmt@langara.ca

Application Package Requirements:

All application packages must be complete, and submitted by the deadline. 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 intacct. Include both high school & college/universtiy transcripts. Photocopies are not accepted.
  3. English Proficiency: English proficieny documenatation and or official test scores as listed on the Domestic or International tabs.
  4. Intro to Massage course completion: complete 2-day Intro to Massage course within 1.5 years of application. Include course completion documentation. See Intro to Massage course tab.
  5. Visit to an RMT form & essay: RMT to complete/ sign form; student to write a 1-2 page essay answering all questions on the form.
  6. RMT Program Admission Essay Questions: Answer all questions, use 5-8 pages total. Use professional language, demonstrate self-awareness & critical thinking skills, and include citations.
  7. 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 and degree(s). Does not have to be work-related.

All applications are ranked using an objective rubric. Acceptance to the CS Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy is based on competitive entry, and higher ranking applications are accepted first. A waitlist letter is sent to other applicants. Application to the RMT Program does not guaranteee admission.

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 the program as: Registered Massage Therapy
  • Online through feeportal.langara.ca 
  • In person, with cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard: Continuing Studies, A Building
  • 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 

  • Copy of RMT Program Application form
  • Official transcripts: high school & college/university from institutions within Canada (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts: high school & college/university from outside of Canada (if applicable) along with a word-for-word translation, completed by a professional translation company with each page stamped.
  • English proficiency proof
  • Intro to Massage therapy (2-day) course completion
  • Visit to an RMT: form must be completed by RMT, and submit accomanying essay
  • RMT Program Admission essay questions
  • Professional Reference Letter.

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 transcript documents to Langara Global for verification.
  • Provide official documents pertaining to English language proficiency and official test scores
  • Proof of English language proficiency must also be sent directly to Langara Registrar and Enrollment Services from the testing authority or school. 
  • Official high school, college, or university transcript 
  • Scanned colour copy of high school, college, or university certificate credential (eg. Bachelor's degree)
  • Colour scan/photo of your photo passport page
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 assessed international students by email. 
  • International students must pre-pay the Semester-1 tuition, the Year 1 International Supplemental fee, and the Langara Students' Union fee before the deadline in the Offer of Admission. 
  • Once the fee is received, an official Letter of Acceptance is issued to apply for your study permit. 
  • 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.