Calls for applications to Games selections are managed by the organizing committees and will vary in length of time in advance of the specific Game.

Major Games Canada (MGC) is the key franchise holder to Major and Developmental Games in Canada and internationally. This collective brings together the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), Commonwealth Games Canada, U Sports, Canadian Heritage (for the La Francophonie) and the Canada Games Council.

In consultation with SPC and its other experts’ groups (CASEM, RCCSS, CATA, CSMTA) MGC has developed an online application process called the Canadian Application Portal for all Games it governs. The application form allows SPC members to record their games experience and educational credentials. The portal is only open prior to a games call.

SPC members are electronically notified directly of all Calls for Applications. Calls for Applications are also available to members on the SPC website.

SPC members who are in the Credential Program and have maintained an Active status are eligible for Games selection (i.e. applicants must have achieved their Certificate or Diploma level and have completed the Maintenance of Credentials within the last 3 years to be eligible to apply).

Applications are submitted through the MGC application portal by the specified deadline date. Late applications cannot be considered. The applicant’s membership status and eligibility as per the selection policy are confirmed.

While the application form self populates with scoring assigned to specific fields, the forms are reviewed for accuracy and appropriateness by Sport Physiotherapy Canada’s Games Application Review Committee (comprised of 3-5 Diploma holders working independently). Application scores have typically ranged between 30 and 230 points.

When completing the online portal application, please note the following details:
• certifications must have an invigilated exam
• all sports coverage listed must be attained after graduating with a Physiotherapy degree
• do not include all orthopedic division levels that lead up to your current and final level i.e. if you have attained Level 3 you will be granted points for that level so do not list courses for Levels 1 and 2
• do not list as courses/certifications your Physiotherapy degree, First Responder or SPC Diploma and Certificate credentials as they are the requirements for application and do not receive extra points.

Final selection is made by the Games organizers. They decide which and how many of the candidates will be offered positions on the health care team. The Games organizers are responsible for notifying the selected individuals and SPC of their decision. SPC will notify the unsuccessful applicants before announcing publicly the names of selected members.
Games organizers are responsible for all further communication with the successful candidates.

Upcoming Games Calls

IMPORTANT NOTE: Major Games Canada (MGC), in consultation with SPC and other expert groups, has developed an online application process called the Canadian Application Portal. The applicant’s SPC member status and eligibility are then reviewed by SPC’s Games Application Review Committee. Final selection and notification is completed by the Games organizers.

  • FISU World University Games Winter | Lake Placid, New York, USA
    January 12-22, 2023 (travel dates – January 9-24, 2023)
    Call for:
    • Chief Medical Office (1)
    • Chief Therapist (1)
    • Physicians (1-2)
    • Therapists* (2-4)
      CATA (Certified), SPC (Diploma), & RCCSS(C) (Fellow)
  • Canada Winter Games | Prince Edward Island
    February 18 – March 5, 2023 (travel dates – February 16-March 6, 2023)
    Call for:
    • Physicians, therapists* and massage therapists (50)
      CATA (Certified), SPC (Diploma or Certificate), & RCCSS(C) (Fellow)

*Therapists may include physiotherapists, athletic therapist and chiropractors

For more details: English | French

DEADLINE: May 30th, 2022
Late applications are not considered.

  1. You must be a SPC member in good standing
  2. Be a SPC Diploma holder (Canada Games to consider Certificate holders as well) 
  3. Have a current valid First Responder certification
  4. SPC Maintenance of Credentials are up to date


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