Registering to Practise Medicine in Ontario

The medical profession in Ontario has been granted a great degree of authority by provincial law, and that authority is exercised through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. One of the responsibilities of regulation undertaken by the College is to issue certificates of registration to physicians, allowing them to practise medicine in Ontario. All doctors in Ontario must be members of the College.

Contact Information

Applications and Credentials Department
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
80 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5G 2E2
Telephone: 416-967-2617
1-800-268-7096 ext. 221 (Ontario only)
Fax: 416-967-2623
Email: inquiries@cpso.on.ca

Service en français

Le service téléphonique dans la langue française est disponible sur demande. Les candidats peuvent téléphoner, écrire ou envoyer un courriel inquiries@cpso.on.ca pour le service de langue française par téléphone.


Basic Steps to Independent Practice in Ontario for:

Physicians Practising in Canada

Physicians Practising Outside Canada or USA

Physicians Practising in USA

IMGs (Illustrates usual route for IMGs not in practice, newly graduated or arrived in Ontario