Immigrants to Canada, including orthopaedic surgeons, should be aware that employment as an orthopaedic technician in a Canadian hospital must be acquired before you can join the CSOT. The CSOT is not set up to assess foreign credentials before you arrive in Canada. The CSOT is not a training school nor an
employment agency.

As per the Government of Canada's legal mandate and rules and regulations
surrounding social distancing, all exams are suspended until further notice.
We have suspended the CEP for this year, however, we would ask that you
please continue to answer questions from the journal and newsletter and the
points will be put forward to 2021. It is hoped that a second wave will not happen. Based on
pandemic history, we could see a resurgence of the virus and therefore all the same restrictions
will be government mandated. Just like the rest of the world, we are unsure how the "new normal"
is going to look.

We thank you for your patience during these stressful times, we are working hard to support
you and to keep you safe.

Written, Oral and Practical exams were cancelled
for 2021. It is doubtful that we will be able to conduct oral and practical
exams in the Fall of 2022. We are still not sure if we will be able to conduct the oral and practical exams at Scarborough General Hospital. We can only conduct the exams if all sites are available, ie., Calgary, New Brunswick, etc.

No written exams will take place in 2022 until the backlog of oral and practical candidates have been done. Please don't email asking when the written exam will be done. We can assure you we are trying our best.


Duplicate receipts will be issued via email at a cost of $25.00 each. If you allow your
membership to lapse and then require a letter sent to your employer stating you are up
to date with your CEP and a paid member in good standing, the cost for sending
this letter will be $50.00.

Oral and practical exams - NEW

Held each spring upon successful completion of the written examination.
The fee for the oral and practical exams is $350.00. Once you have started
the practical portion of your exam, you are allowed one year ONLY to complete.
IE if you take part in the practical exam in the spring and fail a redo exam is
scheduled for the fall. If you do not take part in the fall exam, you MUST
attend the next oral and practical exam. If you choose not to
you will be required to do the complete exam not just the portion(s) you failed.

At the present time Oral and Practical Sites are Calgary, Toronto and New Brunswick.



We will periodically advertise positions available at various Hospitals.

If you are available for casual, part time or full time employment, please email the CSOT
or call (416) 445 4516

If you would like to place an advertisement on the bulletin board, please call us.

Techs Available for Part Time Employment

If you are available for short term employment  ie. as summer relief or filling in for illness,
please contact the CSOT with your name and months available.

Toronto Area

  • Mohammed Al-Ansari R.T. (Orthopaed- Available any time and hours are flexible 519-851-3235
  • Desmond Brown R.T. (Orthopaed) available evenings Monday to Friday, Saturday all day
    and Sunday morning and evenings 416 587 2873
  • Lei Chen R.T. (Orthopaed) - 416- 491-1504
  • Simone Chillingworth - 519-697-6965 email: schillingworth@gmail.com
  • Dale DeCaire R.T. (Orthopaed) - 416-809-7469
  • Norm Ellsworth R.T. (Orthopaed) - 709-541-2422
  • Gholam Khalili - R.T. (Orthopaed)  - 416-696-5366 or 416 435-3458
  • Shannon MacIntosh R.T. (Orthopaed) 647-290-7399 Available weekends
  • Kevin McColl - Available on weekends in the GTA, London and Kitchener. Phone 519-822-5350 X 2738
    or Cell 519-616-4538
  • Taylor Piercey - 709-638-9495. email taylorpiercey709@gmail.com
  • Rodney Rolle - 519-870-3846. email: rodney.rolle@yahoo.com
  • Sam Sheng - 519-702-7658 email shengguangjie@hotmail.com
  • Catherine Skrabec R.T. (Orthopaed) available for Thursdays and Fridays, evenings and
    Phone - 416 882-8783 or email cskrabec@gmail.com
  • Samantha Webster R.T. (Orthopaed)- 647-781-2427 or sammyj.webster@gmail.com
  • Lynn Welch - 519-755-4600 email: tlwelch@rogers.com
  • Morgan Wood - 226-378-8143 email morganwood051@gmail.com available evenings and weekends
  • Mary Young R.T. (Orthopaed) 905 451-5488


Orthopaedic Technologist
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre

email CV to: wanda.nelson@sunnybrook.ca

Competition #



Bayview Campus


Full Time


Fracture Clinic





Hours of Work:           Days; 8 hours; As per schedule

Summary of Duties:
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has an opportunity for a casual Orthopaedic Technologist to work in the Fracture Clinic. The Fracture Clinic is an outpatient clinic serving the needs of a diverse adult population of patients requiring the service of orthopaedic surgeons. The successful candidate will provide care to clients with orthopaedic injuries through the application, adjustment and removal of a variety of casts, splints. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with interprofessional teams to provide evidence-informed best practice.

Responsibilities Include:
· Under the guidance of Orthopaedic Surgeons and in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team the Orthopaedic Technologist provides a range of orthopaedic technology services including application of casts using plaster and synthetic materials, measuring and fitting patients with braces, splints and ambulatory aids in the Fracture Clinic and on Patient Care Units
· Assist physicians with procedure such as closed reduction of fractures and minor surgical procedures
· Understand the principles of aseptic technique
· Remove and apply wound dressing
 · Remove sutures, staples, K-wires, pins and external fixators
· Maintain and upgrade skills and knowledge through continuing education and seek opportunities for knowledge dissemination
· Document pertinent information and actions taken in the patient’s chart
· Provide education to patients and family regarding wound care, cast care and skin care
· Order, maintain and manage orthopaedic supplies


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Current Orthopaedic Technologist (R.T. Orthopaed) registration with the Canadian Society of

Orthopaedic Technologists

  • Minimum one year experience working as an Orthopaedic Technologist
  • Excellent communication and time management skills and ability to work collaboratively as a

member of interprofessional teams

  • Current Basic Life Support (BCLS)
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintain and upgrade skills and knowledge through continuing

Date Posted:
Last Day for Application:

  • The location and/or details in the job posting may change depending on operational needs.
  • Qualified Applicants must submit both an Internal Application/Transfer Form and current Résumé to the Human Resources Department at their campus. Qualifications, skills and demonstrated satisfactory attendance and performance are considered as part of the selection process.
  • Sunnybrook is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this on your Internal Application/Transfer Form.