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Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:34 PM

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 doctor in Canada

IMG Support Groups and Information resources

Association of International Medical Doctors of British Columbia
(AIMD BC)
c/o Co-ordinator, 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 Site: http://aimd.bcitp.net
Location: Vancouver
Regional partners in Victoria, Nanaimo and Vernon

Alberta International Medical Graduates Association (AIMGA)
1409 Edmonton Trail NE, Suite 205
Calgary, Alberta T2G 3K8
Telephone: (403)-520-7730/ (877)-520-7730
E-mail: aimga@shaw.ca
Web Site: 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 Site: http://www.aipso.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 Site: 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 Site: 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 Site: 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 Site: 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 Site: 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
Web Site: n/a

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
E-mail mailbox@gdmc.org
Web Site: 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
(902) 442-4655
e-mail: info@ietp-ns.ca
Web: http://www.ietp-ns.c...ation_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
Mailing Address:
Program Director
IMG-BC
St. Paul's Hospital
1081 Burrard Street Vancouver, British Columbia
CANADA, V6Z 1Y6
Website: http://www.imgbc.med.ubc.ca

Location:
IMG-BC
661-1190 Hornby Street Vancouver, British Columbia
CANADA, V6Z 2K5
Telephone: (604) 682-2344 local 62655
Fax: (604) 806-9902
Email:ehchan@providencehealth.bc.ca
Website: 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
Telephone: (403).210.8184
Fax: (403).210.8166
E-mail: aimg@ucalgary.ca
Web Site: http://www.aimg.ca

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

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
Phone (780) 735-0702
Fax (780) 735-0756
E-mail: PhysicianPreceptorship@capitalhealth.ca
Website: http://www.capitalhe...a/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
Telephone: (306) 244-7355
E-mail: salteb@shin.sk.ca
Web Site: http://www.quadrant....tion/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
Telephone: (204) 789-3616
Web Site: http://www.gov.mb.ca...dex.html#ensure

Ontario:

IMG-Ontario
700 Bay Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 332
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6
Telephone: (416) 946-0550
Fax: (416) 946-0572
E-mail: img.resources@utoronto.ca
Web Site: http://www.imgo.ca

CEHPEA: Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad
Website: http://www.cehpea.ca
80 Bloor Street West
9th Floor - Suite 902
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2V1
Phone: (416) 924-8622
Fax: (416) 924-8921
Email: info@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
Telephone: (514) 933-4441
Toll Free: 1-888-633-3246
E-mail: info@cmq.org
Fax: (514) 933-3112
Web Site: 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
E-mail: RSQ.md@msss.gouv.qc.ca
Web Site: http://www.msss.gouv... ... x.php?home

New Brunswick:

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
Telephone: (902) 482-2917
Toll-free telephone (Nova Scotia only): 1 (877) 282-7767
Fax: (902) 422-7476
E-mail: gmacpherson@cpsns.ns.ca
Web Site: 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
E-mail: csat@swgc.mun.ca
Telephone: (709) 639-2728
Fax: (709) 634-9175

Yukon:

NorthWest Territories:

Nanavut:


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
Telephone: (604)-733-7758 or 1-800-461-3008
Fax: (604)-733-3503 (general); (604)-694-6104 (registration)
E-mail: questions@cpsbc.ca or registration@cpsbc.ca
Web site: http://www.cpsbc.ca

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
900 Manulife Place
10180 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 4P8
Telephone: (780)-423-4764 Physicians-only line: 1-800-320-8624
Fax: (780)-420-0651
E-mail: registration@cpsa.ab.ca
Web site: http://www.cpsa.ab.ca/Homepage.aspx

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan
211 Fourth Avenue South
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N1
Telephone: (306)-244-7355 or 1-800-667-1668
Fax: (306)-244-0090 (general); (306)-244-2600 (registrar)
E-mail: cpss@quadrant.net
Web site: http://www.quadrant.net/cpss

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba
1000 - 1661 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3T7
Telephone: (204)-774-4344
Fax: (204)-774-0750
Web site: http://www.cpsm.mb.ca

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
80 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2E2
Telephone: (416)-967-2603 or 1-800-268-7096 (general); (416)-967-2606 (physicians only)
E-mail: feedback@cpso.on.ca
Web site: 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
Telephone: (514)-933-4441 ou 1-888-MÉDECIN
Fax: (514)-933-3112
E-mail: info@cmq.org
Web site: http://www.cmq.org

College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick
1 Hampton Road, Suite 300
Rothesay, NB E2E 5K8
Telephone: (506)-849-5050 or 1-800-667-4641
Fax: (506)-849-5069
E-mail: info@cpsnb.org
Web site: http://www.cpsnb.org/

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland & Labrador
139 Water Street, Suite 603
St. John's, NL A1C 1B2
Telephone: (709)-726-8546
Fax: (709)-726-4725
E-mail: cpsnl@cpsnl.ca
Web site: http://www.cpsnl.ca

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
Sentry Place, Suite 300
1559 Brunswick Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2G1
Telephone: (902)-422-5823 or 1-877-282-7767 (toll-free)
Fax: (902)-422-5035
E-mail: registration@cpsns.ns.ca
Web site: http://www.cpsns.ns.ca

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island
199 Grafton Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1L2
Telephone: (902)-566-3861
Fax: (902) 566-3986
See Government of PEI web site.
Web site: http://www.cpspei.ca

Yukon Medical Council
c/o Registrar of Medical Practitioners
Box 2703 C-5
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6
Telephone: (867)-667-5111
Fax: (867)-667-3609
E-mail: consumer@gov.yk.ca
Web site: 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
Telephone: (867)-920-8058
Fax: (867)-873-0484
E-mail: jeannette_hall@gov.nt.ca
Web site: 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
Telephone: (867)-975-5700
Fax: (867)-975-5705
Email: bvandenassem@gov.nu.ca
Web site: http://www.nunavut-p...cians.gov.nu.ca


Step 5: Find a job as a physician

Physician Recruitment

British Columbia: http://www.albertaphysicianlink.ab.ca/

Alberta: http://www.healthmat... ... pageid=634

Calgary, Alberta: http://www.calgaryhe...region.ca/ccap/

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

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

Ontario: http://www.health.go... ... cruit.html

Quebec: http://www.msss.gouv... ... x.php?home

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

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

PEI: Tel: 1-902-368-6237 | Fax: 1-902-368-6136 | physicianrecruitment@ihis.org

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

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

NorthWest Territories: http://www.hlthss.go...ers/default.asp

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


Other Important Websites

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/

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

Association of International Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario: http://www.aipso.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/

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario: http://www.cpso.on.ca/

Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine: http://ohs.cou.on.ca...n/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 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/

Ontario Medical Association: http://www.oma.org/

Society of Rural Physicians of Canada: http://www.srpc.ca/

Health Match British Columbia: http://www.healthmatchbc.org/

Going to Canada: http://www.directioncanada.gc.ca/
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