Radiological Technology (BPRA800)

radiological technology bridging program

Program at a glance:

Program Length: Radiological Technology (BPRA800)

Program Delivery: Hybrid (both online and in-class at Michener)

Start Date: January 27, 2024

Application Deadline: October 16, 2023

Program Code: BPRA800

About the Radiological Technology Bridging Program:

This Program has been specifically designed to help prepare internationally-educated Medical Radiological (X-ray) Technologists for the national certification examination. In this intensive fifteen (15) week course, you will review core theory components and obtain thorough preparation to write the CAMRT certification exam.  This Program integrates practical and didactic learning and consists of both online theory review and simulated clinical and practical hands-on in-class labs and assessments.  All hands-on labs are offered in-class at The Michener Institute during full-day weekend sessions.

Questions about the Radiological Technology Bridging Program at Michener that are not discussed below? Please contact

Program Fees & Schedule

The Total fee for the program is $5,500.00. Please note total fees for the program are subject to change.

Please note: Course fees are subject to change. View the Bridging Program Withdrawal Refund Policy & Procedure

This Program is offered in a hybrid format (online and in-class) and consists of approximately 166 hours.

Application Deadlines

Winter 2024 Intake (January):

Applications Open: July 1, 2023

Application deadline: October 16, 2023

Course Start Date: January 27, 2024

Course End Date: May 4, 2024

Admission Requirements

Applicants must submit proof of:

  1. A copy of the letter Assessment  (Decisions, Order and Reasons of the Registration Committee’) from the College of Medical Radiation & Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO) which states that you are eligible to take the CAMRT licensing exam.
  2. Meeting the English Language requirements if English is a second language: Applicants must pass the Michener English Language Assessment (MELA*) with a minimum score of eight (8) in all four (4) components (Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading) OR IELTS (Academic Type) with an overall score of 6.5 with all components (bands) of the test being at a 6 or above OR TOEFL with a minimum score of 100 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) with a minimum score of 22 on the Writing Section. English Language Assessments must be completed within the last two years.

Please note: The MELA is the preferred English Language Assessment as it is designed for healthcare professionals.

  1. Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or Refugee status

Post Admission Requirements

Accepted/Enrolled students must also submit the Health immunization requirements prior to the start of the program: Immunization Requirement Form .

How Do I Apply?

The application period will open on July 1, 2023. Please return to this webpage at that time to submit your application.

Post Application & Registration

  1. Any outstanding supporting documents NOT submitted with the online application, can be sent by email directly to:  The deadline for submitting outstanding documents is October 16 (January Intake only).
  2. Applications for the January intake will be assessed in October. A firm offer of admission may only be given to applicants who have met all the admission criteria and have submitted all required supporting documents by the application deadline.
  3. Bridging Program seats are limited (20 seats per intake) and offered on  first-come, first-qualified, first-accepted basis. All other candidates will be placed on a wait list. Offers will continue to be sent to candidates on the wait list until the program is full. Any applicants remaining on the wait-list are encouraged to apply early for the next intake of the program.
  4. Enrolled/accepted students will also be required to submit the Immunization Requirement Form

For information on withdrawals, transfers and refunds, please view the Bridging Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Bursary Funding

The OBPAP Bursary Application is not currently open.  When applications become available, students who become enrolled in the Fall 2023/Winter 2024 will be contacted directly with information on when to apply.

With this in mind, students of the Bridging program should not rely on the Bursary to pay their tuition fees.

Students will be considered for an OBPAP Bursary if they:

  • are a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or a Protected Person
  • currently reside in Ontario
  • are registered in either the Medical Laboratory Sciences Bridging Program or the Radiological Technology Bridging Program
  • are not currently receiving OSAP or funding from the Second Career program
  • have not received an OBPAP Bursary previous

PLEASE NOTE: Being eligible for the Bursary based on the above requirements does not automatically guarantee that a student will receive the Bursary.  This decision is made by a variety of factors including availability of funds and demonstrated financial need.

Any concerns or inquiries can be directed to:

For more information, visit the Ontario Bridge Training Bursary  page.

See OBPAP FAQ’s for Frequently asked questions about the program.

External Financial Assistance

The following alternative funding sources are external to Michener and not administered by The Michener Institute. Please review the repayment terms of any funding source very carefully. Eligibility criteria varies by funding source.

Windmill Microlending

Windmill Microlending is a registered Canadian charity that offers up to $15,000 in low-interest microloans to help skilled immigrants and refugees achieve professional success in Canada. Windmill offers a newcomer-friendly repayment terms to help you pay your course fees, your exam fees, and other costs you might incur on your pathway to becoming a health sciences practitioner in Canada.

Windmill’s eligible expenses include:

  • tuition fees
  • exam fees
  • text books
  • lab supplies and lab fees
  • computers or laptops
  • travel and accommodation expenses to sit exams
  • living expenses during your course of study at Michener


Funded by the Government of Canada, Achēv’s Foreign Credential Recognition Loans (FCR Loans) program provides financial loans and career counselling to internationally trained individuals who are looking to return to their chosen profession. Receive free ongoing one-on-one financial counselling and job search assistance.

Loan program features:

  • Available in Peel Region, Halton Region, Hamilton and Toronto
  • Educational loans for up to $15,000
  • Low-interest rates (prime + 2%)
  • Loan repayment terms from 1-4 years

Career counselling features:

  • Developing a career action plan
  • Completing the application process for credential evaluation
  • Developing your resume, cover letter and interview skills
  • Finding employment opportunities

Recommended Additional Courses

Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context – A course designed for IEHPs who are in the process of becoming licensed in Canada.


Understanding the Canadian Health Care System – A Course for Internationally Educated Health Professionals. To register email: HealthForce Ontario at: or call 416-862-2200.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

To maintain program integrity and to ensure we have the right resources matched to student needs, the Bridging Program department has a strict policy on refunds.

View the Bridging Program Withdrawal Refund Policy & Procedure.


Can the bridging program assist internationally educated medical doctors (IMGs)?

This bridging program is designed for internationally educated and experienced medical radiological (X-Ray) technologists whose training and work experience have been assessed by the
College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO) or other respective regulatory colleges affiliated with
Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists and have been issued an Order. The order clearly states one can attempt the CAMRT exam and has an expiry date.

Internationally educated doctors (Medical Graduates) don’t qualify for the program unless they meet the basic criteria as mentioned above.

Can I take just the simulated labs portions of the Bridging Program courses?

No. The program is designed to support participant success in both theory and simulated experience. In order to achieve this success and better prepare participants to write the CAMRT certification exam for radiological technologists (X-Ray); it is mandatory for participants to attend both components of the program.

What are the English language requirements to enroll in the Bridging Program?

If English is a second language: Applicants must pass the Michener English Language Assessment (MELA*) with a minimum score of eight (8) in all four (4) components (Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading) OR IELTS (Academic Type) with an overall score of 6.5 with all components (bands) of the test being at a 6 or above OR TOEFL with a minimum score of 100 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) with a minimum score of 22 on the Writing Section. English Language Assessments must be completed within the last two year

What is the MELA?

The Michener English Language Assessment, or MELA, is a standardized, sector-specific, English language proficiency test. MELA measures English language proficiency based on communication that is typical in health care training or practice settings. The test is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), a Canadian framework for English language proficiency. MELA scores are used by post-secondary institutions and regulatory bodies as approved and acceptable demonstration of communicative competence to academic purposes or professional practice.

Can I attempt MELA more than once?

Yes. One may attempt the MELA test upto a maximum of 3 times. Contact MELA information desk for further assistance.

What types of supports will I receive once I have enrolled in Michener’s Bridging Program?

Bridging Program participants will have access to the following student support services offered at the Michener Institute.

  • Library (LRC) (temporarily suspended to due COVID)
  • Student ID
  • Coaching & Counseling Services
  • Enhanced Learning Supports
  • Fitness Centre (temporarily suspended to due COVID)

More Questions? – Please contact

Information Session

Join us to learn more about the Bridging Programs offered by the School of Continuing Studies at Michener / UHN. Our information session will discuss an overview of the programs, admission criteria including dates, application process and also discuss the steps needed to transition into a career within the Canadian allied health care field.

Event Date: TBD

Event Time: TBD

COVID Vaccine Requirement

Effective September 7th all learners, faculty and staff must provide proof of at least one-dose of approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate in any in-person learning or on-site activities. Proof of full vaccination will be required as of October 8th, 2021.

Instructions to upload proof of COVID vaccination to Self Service