The requirements to practice as a doctor in Canada are regulated by each provincial and territorial medical regulatory authority. You are advised to contact the appropriate provincial/territorial medical regulatory authority for assistance.
International Medical Graduates (IMG’s) are required to follow certain steps in order to practice medicine in Canada. Some of these must be completed before arrival in Canada and others after arrival.
You can start the licensure process by:
Check this website for details on MCCEE fees.
Once a candidate has taken the MCCEE, they may be requested to take the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) examination depending on the province. All provinces have the right to request additional assessments.
Once the IMG passes the MCCQE part II or the new Certification Examination in Family Medicine, they are awarded the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada which is required to meet the Canadian Standard for full licensure
The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). CIC has listed this profession as a priority occupation under the FSWP. To apply under this program, one of the requirements is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) which is needed to verify that your foreign degree is equal to a completed credential in Canada.
In order to be chosen as a permanent resident you will be assessed on your:
Determine your eligibility and where to apply here.
The processing time depends on the country of origin. As an indication, for UK applicants it takes about 27 months.
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