MINC: Request and Consent

Do you have your MINC yet?  More than 90% of physicians in Canada already have their lifetime identifier.

The Medical Identification Number for Canada (MINC) system was developed to provide a reliable lifetime identifier for all Canadian physicians.  It allows authorized user organizations – such as this College - to link their databases (or selected parts) for approved regulatory, administrative and research purposes. It provides a “common currency” to allow the accurate identification of physicians across Canada.

MINC is a not-for-profit organization jointly owned by the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada and the Medical Council of Canada.

To get your MINC, simply sign and return the Consent Form.

Upon receiving your consent, we will submit only the following information to MINC: name, previous name (if any), gender, date of birth, country of birth, and year and university of graduation. 

There is no cost to you for obtaining a MINC.

Some of the organizations currently using the MINC system include:

  • all Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada
  • the Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
  • Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
  • all Ontario medical schools

Questions?   Please contact our Membership Department  staff:
Telephone:  416-967-2673 or Toll Free: 1-800-268-7096 ext. 673 (Canada only)
Email: membership@cpso.on.ca