Education Programs

Respiratory therapists in Canada graduate from a 3 or 4 year education program, depending if thry want a certificate or degree.  The education programs are offered by community colleges and universities across Canada.

The Respiratory Therapy Education program includes a didactic component in a classroom and labs followed by a clinical practicum in the hospital and home care settings.

Following graduation from respiratory therapy accredited programs, students are eligible to write the CBRC National Certification Examination. Successful candidates earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from their provincial regulatory body (if in a regulated province) or from the CSRT (if in a non-regulated jurisdiction).

Please note that this is not a list of accredited programs and that some programs on this list are not accredited. Please visit the Accreditation tab for a current list of accredited programs.

List of Education Programs


Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

11762 106 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5G 2R1
Benjamin Rauschning
Chair – Respiratory Therapy
School of Health and Life Sciences
Tel.: (780) 717-2765
Fax: (780) 471-8770


1301 16th Ave. NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L4
Contact: Meena Kumar, Academic Chair,
Respiratory Therapy and Advanced Patient Care
School of Health and Public Safety
Tel.: (403) 284-8847
Fax: (403) 284-8171

British Columbia

Thompson Rivers University

900 McGill Rd., Kamloops, BC, V2C 0C8
Heather Noyes
Tel.: (250) 828-5479


University of Manitoba

R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
Contact: Ken Chambers, Acting Department Head
Department of Respiratory Therapy
Tel.: (204) 787-2900
Fax: (204) 787-4862

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

P.O. Box 2270
Saint John NB E2L 3V1
Contact: Tammie Fournier, Program Coordinator
Tel.: 506-648-6023
Fax: 506-643-2853


330 avenue Université
Moncton, NB E1C 2Z3
Contact: Julie Cyr – Chef de département
Tel.: 506-869-2017
Fax: 506-869-6295
Email: and

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University School of Health Sciences

1276 South Park St., Room 629, Bethune Bldg.,
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
Contact: Irene Fitzgerald, Administrator
Tel.: (902) 473-7939
Fax: (902) 473-5115


The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

222 Saint Patrick Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1V4
Contact: Kathleen Olden-Powell, Program Communication Liaison
Tel.: (416) 596-3101 ext. 3216, 1-800-387-9066 ext. 3216
Fax: (416) 596-3115

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

1385 Woodroffe Ave., Building J, Room 117, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Contact: Candace Murray-Norton – Program Coordinator, Respiratory Therapy Program
Tel: 613-727-4723 ext 6482

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

P.O. Box 5001, 100 College Drive, North Bay, ON P1B 8K9
Contact: Mrs. Sandra Walsh, Coordinator, Respiratory Therapy Program
Tel.: (705) 474-7601 ext. 5224
Fax: (705) 474-2384

La Cité collégiale - Collège d'arts appliqués et de technologie

801 Aviation Drive, Ottawa, ON K1K 4R3
Sabrina Boucher
Tel.: (613) 742-2493 ext. 2501
Fax: (613) 742-2467

St. Clair College

2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor, ON N9A 6S4
Contact: Connie Sivyer, Coordinator and Professor, Respiratory Therapy , School of Health Sciences

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

1001 Fanshawe College Blvd., Room D 3018, London, ON N5V 5R6
Contact: Julie Brown, Coordinator, Respiratory Therapy Program
Tel.: (519) 452-4430 ext. 4350
Fax: (519) 659-5781

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4
Contact: Tim LePage, Program Coordinator, Respiratory Therapy
Tel.: (519) 748-5220 ext. 3948
Fax: (519) 748-5926


Vanier College

821 Sainte-Croix Blvd., St. Laurent, QC, H4L 3X9
Contact: Patricia McClurg, Program Coordinator
Tel.: (514) 744-7500 ext. 7467
Fax: (514) 744-7952

Cégep de Ste-Foy (non-accredited)

2410, chemin Ste-Foy., Ste-Foy, QC, G1V 1T3
Contact: Monique Provencher, adjointe à la direction des études
Tel.: (418) 659-6600 ext. 3619
Fax: (418) 659-7372
Email: Daniel Guillemette :

Cégep de Sherbrooke (non-accredited)

475, rue du Parc, Sherbrooke, QC J1E 4K1
Contact: Manon Ouellet, Department Coordinator
Tel.: (819) 564-6350 ext. 4190
Fax: (819) 564-4025
Email: Josée Normandin:

Collège de Rosemont

Catherine O’Brien
Enseignante en inhalothérapie et responsable à la coordination départementale et du programme d'inhalothérapie
Collège de Rosemont
6400, 16e Avenue, Montréal (Québec)  H1X 2S9
514 376-1620, poste 7322

Cégep de Chicoutimi (non-accredited)

Programme d'inhalothérapie
534, rue Jacques-Cartier Est, Chicoutimi QC G7H 1Z6
Contact: Josée Gobeil, Coordinator
Tel.: (418) 549-9520 ext. 499
Fax: (418) 549-1315, casier 768

Collège Ellis Campus de Trois-Rivières (non-accredited)

90, rue Dorval
Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 5X7
Contact: Caroline Bergeron, inh
Tel.: (819) 691-2600 ext. 231

Cégep de l’Outaouais

Respiratory Therapy Program
Campus Gabrielle-Roy
333 boul. de la Cité-des-Jeunes,
Gatineau, secteur Hull, QC J8Y 6M4
Contact: Pascal Rioux, coordonateur
Tel.: (819) 770-4012 ext.: 2527

Collège de Valleyfield

169 Champlain, Valleyfield, QC J6T 1X6
Contact: Annie Quenneville, Program Coordinator
Tel.: (450) 373-9441 ext. 576

International Programs


College of the North Atlantic – Qatar

68 Al Tarafa, Duhail North, PO Box 24449
Doha, 00974 Qatar
Contact: Lynn Daley, Instructional Coordinator School of Health Sciences, RT Lead Instructor
Tel.: +974-4495-2736
Fax: +974-4495-2727