The Profile of Practice of Occupational Therapists in Canada (2012) highlights Canada's occupational therapy practice competencies. The model suggests some expected core competencies that occupational therapists develop throughout their careers. Occupational therapists use evidence-based processes and knowledge and skills within seven roles.
Expert in Enabling Occupation: the central competency of an occupational therapist (OT).
Communicator: includes written, oral, non-verbal and electronic forms of communication.
Collaborator: OT works effectively with clients to enable participation in occupations
Practice Manager: OT manages efficient and effective therapy practice
Change Agent: OT uses their expertise to advance occupation, occupational engagement and occupational performance.
Scholarly Practitioner: incorporates improvement in everyday practice and lifelong learning
Professional: committed to excellent ethical and personal practice standards
Profile of Practice of Occupational Therapists in Canada (2012). Retrieved from https://www.caot.ca/document/3653/2012otprofile.pdf