Services for IMGs

physiciansapply.ca

Physiciansapply.ca is a unique online portal that provides medical students and physicians with a comprehensive account from which they can apply for a variety of services across the medical community. physiciansapply.ca provides its users with access to all MCC examination and source verification services, and enables candidates to share their credentials and documents with registered stakeholders. Once adopted by all the medical regulatory authorities, physiciansapply.ca will enable a physician to apply for a medical licence electronically to any of the 13 authorities in Canada using one system. Link to website and video, Introducing physiciansapply.ca

Access Centre for Internationally Educated Health Professionals – HealthForceOntario

Access Centre is Ontario’s centralized point of access for internationally educated health professionals, including IMGs, seeking information about the registration process in one of the province’s regulated health professions. The Access Centre offers a range of free services including counseling, information sessions, etc. Link to website

Centre for Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA)

CEHPEA provides assessment, evaluation and training programs for internationally educated health professionals. CEHPEA administers the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). NOC–OSCE is a national, standardized examination that tests the knowledge, skills and attitudes of IMGs essential for entrance into a Canadian residency program. Link to website

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) collects, organizes, and distributes information, and acts as a national clearing house and referral service to support the recognition and portability of Canadian and international educational and occupational qualifications. Link to website

Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC)

The practice of medicine in Canada is regulated by a medical licensing authority for each province/territory. International medical graduates seeking licensure in Canada should contact each provincial/territorial licensing authority directly. The complete listing is available by accessing the FMRAC website. FMRAC is the national association of provincial and territorial medical regulatory authorities. Link to website

Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO)

The FCRO is part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It provides information, path-finding and referral services on foreign credential recognition to help internationally trained workers succeed and put their skills to work in Canada more quickly. Link to website