Information for foreign-trained medical doctors

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Information on requirements to practise

The practice of the medical profession is regulated in Canada. This means that the requirements to practise are set by each provincial and territorial medical regulatory authority.  If you know where you intend to settle and work in Canada, you may contact the appropriate provincial/territorial medical regulatory authority (see list below) for assistance.

Information on assessment of qualifications

International medical graduates (IMGs) can obtain information on steps to obtaining a licence to practise medicine on the Medical Council of Canada Web site. The Web site describes the overall process of obtaining a license to practice, including steps IMGs can take before arriving in Canada.

Information on assessment for immigration purposes, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is an immigration program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the department responsible for immigration to Canada. CIC has listed this profession as a priority occupation under the FSWP. To apply for immigration to Canada under this program, one of the requirements* is to obtain an “Educational Credential Assessment” (ECA) for immigration purposes from a CIC-designated organization.

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) has been designated by CIC to provide an "Educational Credential Assessment" (ECA).

Medical Schools in Canada

List of Medical Schools in Canada, maintained by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)

Canada's National Occupational Classification (NOC) Profiles

General Practitioners and Family Physicians

Specific Provincial/Territorial Information

toc / tdm Provincial and territorial medical regulatory authorities


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA)
2700 - 10020 100 St. NW
Edmonton AB   T5J 0N3   Canada
Phone : 780-423-4764
Phone (alternate): 1-800-561-3899
Fax : 780-420-0651
Email : 

British Columbia

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)
300-669 Howe Street
Vancouver BC   V6C 0B4    Canada
Phone : 604-733-7758
Phone (alternate): 1-800-461-3008
Fax : 604-733-3503
Email : 


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM)
1000 - 1661 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB   R3J 3T7   Canada
Phone : 204-774-4344
Phone (alternate): 1-877-774-4344
Fax : 204-774-0750
Email : 

New Brunswick

College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick (CPSNB)
One Hampton Road, Suite 300
Rothesay NB   E2E 5K8   Canada
Phone : 506-849-5050
Phone (alternate): 1-800-667-4641
Fax : 506-849-5069
Email : 

Newfoundland and Labrador

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland & Labrador (CPSNL)
120 Torbay Road, Suite W100
St. John's NL   A1C 2G8   Canada
Phone : 709-726-8546
Fax : 709-726-4725
Email : 

Northwest Territories

Professional Licensing, Department of Health and Social Services, Government of the Northwest Territories
8th Floor Centre Square Tower
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife NT   X1A 2L9   Canada
Phone : 867-920-8058
Fax : 867-873-0484
Email : 

Nova Scotia

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
7071 Bayers Road, Suite 5005
Halifax NS   B3L 2C2   Canada
Phone : 902-422-5823
Phone (alternate): 1-877-282-7767
Fax : 902-422-5035
Email : 


Professional Licensing (Physicians), Department of Health and Social Services, Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 390
Kugluktuk NU   X0B 0E0   Canada
Phone : 867-982-7668
Phone (alternate): 867-982-7655
Fax : 867-982-3256
Fax (alternate): 867-982-7640
Email : 


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
80 College Street
Toronto ON   M5G 2E2   Canada
Phone : 416-967-2603
Phone (alternate): 1-800-268-7096
Email : 

Prince Edward Island

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island (CPSPEI)
14 Paramount Dr.
Charlottetown PE   C1E 0C7   Canada
Phone : 902-566-3861
Fax : 902-566-3986
Email : 


Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ)
2170, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal QC   H3H 2T8   Canada
Phone : 514-933-4441
Phone (alternate): 1-888-633-3246
Fax : 514-933-3112
Email : 


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS)
500-321A-21st Street East
Saskatoon SK   S7K 0C1   Canada
Phone : 306-244-7355
Fax : 306-244-2600
Email : 


Yukon Medical Council
Box 2703 (C-18)
Whitehorse YT   Y1A 2C6   Canada
Phone : 867-667-3774
Fax : 867-393-6483
Email : 

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