Rehabilitation Assistant

Rehabilitation Assistant

Career Information

Employment & Advancement

Rehabilitation Assistant graduates often start in entry level positions. After years of experience, students can gain more responsibilities in the diagnosis and treatment plans of patients in addition to their regular therapeutic duties. Advancement beyond an assistant position requires additional university education. Rehabilitation Assistants work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Continuing care facilities
  • Community and government health agencies
  • Home care agencies
  • Physiotherapists' offices and clinics
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Mental health agencies and institutions
  • Schools
  • Vocational rehabilitation programs
  • Community organizations
  • Correctional facilities
  • Private practices


For specific salary information for Manitoba, go to:

Are Employers Hiring?

It is good to get into the habit of checking the hiring demand fairly frequently.  The need for workers is dependent on many things such as the international market in which conditions can change quickly.  The most up-to-date information is usually specific job ads which can give you a sense of the current hiring need.

Specific jobs ads:

The next thing to research is the longer term trends by region.

Manitoba trends:

Finally, you can look at predictions about trends over a longer period of time:

Canada-wide trends:

Specific labour market information for Rehabilitation Assistants in Manitoba:

Additional Information

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals (MAHCP)

Manitoba Physiotherapy Association (MPA)

National Physiotherapist Assistant Assembly (NPAA)

Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

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