Thank you for choosing the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine to start your career as an acupuncturist or traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. We have cultivated a warm and inviting culture of inclusion, that supports a mutual passion for learning and helping each other through this shared journey.

How to Apply

You'll need to gather some information to prepare for your application. Below is a check list of items that you'll need to package for your application to your chosen campus.


Please note that transcripts and letters of recommendation must be posted directly from the institution or recommender to the OCTCM Office of Admissions. 

Our Office of Admissions will notify applicants of their admission status within two weeks of the interview.

A completed application form, that you can access from the button above


A non-refundable application and registration fee of $100 for domestic applicants/$100 for international applicants in the form of a cheque money order to OCTCM


Completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or its equivalent


Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions previously attended


Statement of purpose of at least 500 words


Current résumé


Two passport-sized photos


Two letters of recommendation


Book an appointment with our Admission Director for a personal interview at the Markham or Toronto Campus. If you are oversea, we can arrange a phone meeting or another means. Call or email your chosen campus to book an appointment.



Post application and all supplemental 
documents to our Markham or Toronto Campus:

Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine,

Markham Campus
7100 Warden Ave,

Suite 1A
Markham, Ontario

L3R 8B5



Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Toronto Campus
283 Spadina Avenue,

3rd Floor,
Toronto, Ontario

M5T 2E3



All applications are considered on an individual basis without regard to race, religion, nationality, marital status, gender, or age. We make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities. 


All applicants must demonstrate a sincere interest in the healing arts of Chinese medicine. 


All applicants must have a secondary school diploma or the equivalent. 

It is an asset to have at least two years of postsecondary education or training, or working experience in related fields. However, other life experiences will be considered. Students are made aware that they may need to complete this postsecondary education prior to being accepted to write the CTCMPAO exams (Doctor of TCM exam only). 

Student Registration with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) All students are eligible to register with CTCMPAO under the student class during their enrolment at OCTCM. Students will be responsible for any fees required by CTCMPAO for this registration.

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