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Steps to becoming a licensed practicing physician in Canada:

Step 1: Take the exams

Medical Licensing Exams of Canada

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Take the exams --> Medical Council of Canada: http://www.mcc.ca/

Step 2:
Learn as much as you can
about how to be a physician
in Canada

IMG Support Groups and
Information resources

Association of International Medical Doctors of British Columbia
c/o Coordinator, BCITP Net
(British Columbia Internationally Trained Professionals Network)
Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society
1107-7330 137th Street
Surrey, BC V3W 1A3
Email: bcitp_net@sdiss.org
Tel: (604)-729-6598
Web: http://aimd.bcitp.net

Alberta International Medical
Graduates Association (AIMGA)

1409 Edmonton Trail NE, Suite 205
Calgary, Alberta T2G 3K8
Tel: (403)-520-7730 or
(877)-520-7730
Email: aimga@shaw.ca
Web: http://www.aimga.ca

Association of Foreign Medical Graduates
of Manitoba (AFMGM)

Email: most51@hotmail.com
Tel: (204) 284-8509
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Association of International Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (AIPSO)
2 Carlton Street, Suite 820
Toronto, ON M5B 1J3
Tel: (416) 979-8611
Fax: (416) 979-9853
Email: info@aipso.ca
Web: http://www.aipso.ca

Access Centre for Internationally Educated Health Professionals:
http://www.healthforceontario.ca/

Hamilton International
Healthcare Professionals
c/o Settlement and Integration Services (SISO)

360 James Street North, Lower Concourse
Hamilton, ON L8L 1H5
Tel: 905-521-9917 ext 256
Fax: 905-521-9216
Email: hihp@siso-ham.org
Web: http://www.siso-ham.org

Kitchener-Waterloo
c/o Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
46 Mount Hope Street,
Kitchener, ON N2G2J3
Tel: (519) 745-2531 |
Fax: (519) 745-5857
Email: kwmc@kwmc.on.ca
Web: http://www.kwmc.on.ca

London
c/o London Cross Cultural Learner Centre 505 Dundas Street,
London, ON N6B 1W4
Tel: (519) 432-1133
Fax: (519) 660-6168
Email: cclc@lcclc.org
Web: http://www.lcclc.org

Welland/ Niagara-St. Catharines
c/o Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre
26 East Main Street,
Welland, ON L3B3W3
Tel: (905) 732-5337 (Welland)
Tel: (905) 685-1353 (St. Catharines)
Email: whc@on.aibn.com
Web: http://www.wellandheritagecouncil.com

Ottawa
c/o Catholic Immigration Centre
219 Argyle Avenue,
Ottawa, ON K2P2H4
Tel: (613) 232-9634 |
Fax: (613) 232-3660
Email: cic@cic.ca
Web: http://www.cic.ca

Windsor
c/o Windsor-Essex International
Medical Graduates
P.O. Box 27056
7720 Tecumseh Road
East Windsor, ON N8T 3N5
Tel: (519) 991-0763
Email: windsor@aipso.ca

Guelph
c/o Guelph and
District Multicultural Centre
214 Speedvale Avenue West, Unit 7
Guelph, ON N1H1C4
Tel: 519 836 2222
Fax: 519 837 2884
Email: mailbox@gdmc.org
Web: http://www.gdmc.org

Québec,
International Medical Graduates (IMGs): http://www.cmq.org/

Association of International Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia (AIPSNS)
c/o Association of International Physicians
& Surgeons of Nova Scotia
One Research Drive
Dartmouth Nova Scotia B2Y 4M9
Tel: (902) 442-4655
Email: info@ietp-ns.ca
Web: http://www.ietp-ns.ca/association_phys.html

Step 3:
Obtain a residency
(post graduate training
position) in Canada

Specific Programs for
International Medical Graduates

British Columbia:

International Medical Graduates of
British Columbia (IMG-BC) Program

661-1190 Hornby Street Vancouver,
British Columbia
CANADA, V6Z 2K5
Tel: (604) 682-2344 local 62655
Fax: (604) 806-9902
Email: ehchan@providencehealth.bc.ca
Web: http://www.imgbc.med.ubc.ca/
Home.htm


Alberta:


Alberta International Medical
Graduate Program

University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine
Room G212, Health Sciences Centre
3330 Hospital Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1
Tel: (403).210.8184
Fax: (403).210.8166
Email: aimg@ucalgary.ca
Web: http://www.aimg.ca

Calgary Clinical Assistants Program
Southport Tower
10301 Southport Lane SW, #5122
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2W 1S7
Tel: 403 943 0764
Fax: 403 943 0916
Web: http://www.calgaryhealth
region.ca/ccap/


Clinical Opportunities for
International Medical Graduates
in Alberta

IMGCP - International Medical
Graduate
Clinical Preceptorship

IMGSP - International Medical
Graduate Surgical Preceptorship

Capital Health, Medical Affairs

Physician Preceptorship Programs
Suite 500, North Tower,
Capital Health Center
10030 – 107 Street, Edmonton,
AB T5J 3E4
Tel: (780) 735-0702 |
Fax (780) 735-0756
Email: PhysicianPreceptorship@capitalhealth.ca
Web: http://www.capitalhealth.ca/
international


Saskatchewan:

Pilot Project for the
Assessment of IMGs

The College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Saskatchewan

Associate Registrar
211 4th Avenue South
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1N1
Tel: (306) 244-7355
Email: salteb@shin.sk.ca
Web: http://www.quadrant.net/
cpss/registration/index.html



Manitoba:

Medical Licensure Program for
International Medical Graduates

c/o International Medical Graduates
Program (IMGP)
University of Manitoba Faculty
of Medicine
270 – 727 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 3P5
Tel: (204) 789-3616
Web: http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/
mlpimg/index.html#ensure

Ontario:

CEHPEA: Centre for the
Evaluation of Health
Professionals Educated Abroad

80 Bloor Street West, 9th Floor -
Suite 902
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2V1
Tel: (416) 924-8622 |
Fax: (416) 924-8921
Email: info@cehpea.ca
Web: http://www.cehpea.ca

Quebec:

Reconnaissance d’équivalence
du Diplôme universitaire en
médecine et de la formation
postdoctorale

Collège des médecins du Québec
2170, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal, Québec, H3H 2T8
Tel: (514) 933-4441
Toll Free: 1-888-633-3246|
Fax: (514) 933-3112
Email: info@cmq.org
Web: http://www.cmq.org

Recrutement Santé Québec
(Recruitment Health Quebec)

Direction de la main-d’oeuvre
médicale (Medical Workforce
Directorate)

Ministère de la Santé et des
Services Sociaux (Department
of Health and Social Services)

1075, chemin Ste-Foy, 10th floor
Québec (Québec) G1S 2M1
Fax: (418) 266-6978
Email: RSQ.md@msss.gouv.qc.ca
Web: http://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/
sujets/organisation/medecine/
rsq/index.php?home


Nova Scotia:

Clinician Assessment for
Practice Program (CAPP)

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Suite 200, 1559 Brunswick St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3J 2G1
Tel: (902) 482-2917
Toll-free (Nova Scotia only):
1 (877) 282-7767 |
Fax: (902) 422-7476
Email: gmacpherson@cpsns.ns.ca
Web: http://www.capprogram.ca


Newfoundland:

Clinical Skills Assessment
and Training (CSAT) Program

Program Coordinator
Faculty of Medicine,
Memorial University of Newfoundland
c/o Western Memorial Regional Hospital
P.O. Box 2005,
Corner Brook,
Newfoundland and Labrador,
A2H 6J7
Email: csat@swgc.mun.ca
Tel: (709) 639-2728
Fax: (709) 634-9175






Step 4:
Obtain a license to practice medicine in Canada

Provincial/Territorial
Licensure Authorities

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of British Columbia

Suite 400, 858 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1C1
Tel: (604)-733-7758 or 1-800-461-3008
Fax: (604)-733-3503 (general)
(604)-694-6104 (registration)
Email: questions@cpsbc.ca or
registration@cpsbc.ca
Web: http://www.cpsbc.ca

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Alberta

900 Manulife Place
10180 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 4P8
Tel: (780)-423-4764
Physicians-only line: 1-800-320-8624
Fax: (780)-420-0651
Email: registration@cpsa.ab.ca
Web: http://www.cpsa.ab.ca/
Homepage.aspx

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Saskatchewan

211 Fourth Avenue South
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N1
Tel: (306)-244-7355 or 1-800-667-1668
Fax: (306)-244-0090 (general)
(306)-244-2600 (registrar)
Email: cpss@quadrant.net
Web: http://www.quadrant.net/cpss

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Manitoba

1000 - 1661 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3T7
Tel: (204)-774-4344
Fax: (204)-774-0750
Web: http://www.cpsm.mb.ca

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Ontario

80 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2E2
Tel: (416)-967-2603 or
1-800-268-7096 (general);
(416)-967-2606 (physicians only)
Email: feedback@cpso.on.ca
Web: http://www.cpso.on.ca

Le Collège des médecins du Québec
(College of Physicians of Quebec)

2170, boulevard René-Levesque Ouest
Montréal, QC H3H 2T8
Tel: (514)-933-4441 ou
1-888-MÉDECIN
Fax: (514)-933-3112
Email: info@cmq.org
Web: http://www.cmq.org

College of Physicians and Surgeons
of New Brunswick

1 Hampton Road, Suite 300
Rothesay, NB E2E 5K8
Tel: (506)-849-5050 or
1-800-667-4641
Fax: (506)-849-5069 |
Email: info@cpsnb.org
Web: http://www.cpsnb.org/

College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Newfoundland & Labrador

139 Water Street, Suite 603
St. John’s, NL A1C 1B2
Tel: (709)-726-8546 |
Fax: (709)-726-4725
Email: cpsnl@cpsnl.ca
Web: http://www.cpsnl.ca

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Suite 5005 - 7071 Bayers Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 2C2
Tel: (902)-422-5823 or
1-877-282-7767 (toll-free)
Fax: (902)-422-5035
Email: registration@cpsns.ns.ca
Web: http://www.cpsns.ns.ca

College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Prince Edward Island

199 Grafton Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1L2
Tel: (902)-566-3865
Fax: (902) 566-3986
Web: http://www.cpspei.ca

Yukon Medical Council
c/o Registrar of Medical Practitioners
Box 2703 C-5
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6
Tel: (867)-667-5111 | Fax: (867)-667-3609
Email: consumer@gov.yk.ca
Web: http://www.yukonmedicalcouncil.ca

Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
Medical Registration Committee

PO Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Tel: (867)-920-8058 | Fax: (867)-873-0484
Email: jeannette_hall@gov.nt.ca
Web: http://www.hlthss.gov.nt.ca

Department of Health and Social
Services Government of Nunavut
Medical Registration Committee
Professional Licensing

2nd Floor NCC Building, Box 390
Kugluktuk, NU X0B 0E0
Tel: (867)-975-5700 |
Fax: (867)-975-5705
Email: bvandenassem@gov.nu.ca
Web: http://www.nunavut-
physicians.gov.nu.ca

Step 5: Find a job as a physician

Physician Recruitment

British Columbia:
http://www.healthmatchbc.org/hmbc_physicians.asp?pageid=634

Alberta:
http://www.albertaphysicianlink.ab.ca/

Calgary, Alberta:
http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/ccap/

Saskatchewan:
http://www.healthcareersinsask.ca/

Manitoba:
http://www.wrha.mb.ca/careers

Ontario:
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/providers/program/uap/about/recruit.html

Quebec:
http://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/sujets/organisation/medecine/rsq/index.php?home

New Brunswick:
http://www.gnb.ca/0396/index-e.asp

Nova Scotia:
http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/employment.asp

PEI:
http://www.gov.pe.ca/health/jobopp/job_opportunities.php

Newfoundland:
http://www.nlphysicianjobs.ca/

Yukon:

http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/

NorthWest Territories:
http://www.hlthss.gov.nt.ca/Careers/default.asp

Nanavut:
http://www.gov.nu.ca/health/


IMG Canada: http://www.img-canada.ca
Communication and Cultural Competence Program: http://icarus.med.utoronto.ca/ccc/
Foreign Credentials Referral Office: http://www.credentials.gc.ca/
Physician Credentials Registry of Canada (PCRC): http://www.pcrc.org/en/
Canadian Resident Matching Service: http://www.carms.ca/
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada: http://www.afmc.ca/
Canadian Association of Interns and Residents: http://www.cair.ca/
Canadian Post-M.D. Educational Registry: http://www.caper.ca/
Canadian Federation of Medical Students: http://www.cfms.org/
College of Family Physicians of Canada: http://www.cfpc.ca/
Canadian Medical Association: http://www.cma.ca/
Canadian Medical Association Journal: http://www.cmaj.ca/
Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine: http://ohs.cou.on.ca/_bin/home/cofm.cfm
Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada: http://www.fmrac.ca/
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: http://rcpsc.medical.org/
Health Canada: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
Ontario Medical Association: http://www.oma.org/
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada: http://www.srpc.ca/
Going to Canada: http://www.directioncanada.gc.ca/


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