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Appendix

Steps to becoming a licensed, practicing physician in Canada:

Step 1: Take the exams

Medical Licensing Exams of Canada

1. Prepare for the exams --> Canada QBank: http://www.canadaqbank.com/

2. 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

Alberta International Medical
Graduates Association (AIMGA)

Suite 107, 1409 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, Alberta, T2E 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

Alberta Clinical and Surgical Assistant Program
Phone: 780.735.0720
Email: ACSAP@albertahealthservices.ca
Web: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/7094.asp

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

Immigrant Settlement &
Integration Services
Suite 2120 (second floor)
Mumford Professional Centre
6960 Mumford Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4P1
Tel: (902) 423-3607
Toll free: 1-866-431-6472
Fax: (902) 423-3154
Email: info@isisns.ca
Web: http://www.isisns.ca/

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


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
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington

926 Paisley Rd, Units 4 & 5
Guelph, ON N1K 1X5 (MAP)
Tel: 519-836-2222
Fax: 519-837-2884
Email: mailbox@is-gw.ca
Web: http://www.is-gw.ca

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:

IMG-BC Program
St. Paul’s Hospital

1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
CANADA, V6Z 1Y6
Telephone: (604) 682-2344 local 62655
Facsimile: (604) 806-9902
Email: imgbc@providencehealth.bc.ca
Web: http://imgbc.med.ubc.ca/

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


SASKATCHEWAN:

SIPPA

Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment
1-888-415-3627 (in North America)
306-933-5000 (In Saskatchewan - Canada)
Email: info@saskdocs.ca
Web: http://www.usask.ca/cme/SIPPA/index.php
http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/sippa


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

QUÉBEC:

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: (512) 933-4441
Toll Free: 1-888-633-3246|
Fax: (512) 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 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: (512) 933-4441 ou
1-888-MÉDECIN
Fax: (512) 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/Physicians.aspx

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

CALGARY, ALBERTA:
http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/

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

QUÉBEC:
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

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

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES:
http://www.practicenorth.ca/

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

Important Websites


Foreign Credentials Referral Office:
http://www.credentials.gc.ca/


Physician Credentials Registry of Canada (PCRC):

http://physiciansapply.ca


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://cou.on.ca/home


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/


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