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.
Applications and Credentials Department
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
80 College Street
Canada M5G 2E2
1-800-268-7096 ext. 221 (Ontario only)
Service en français
Le service téléphonique dans la langue française est disponible sur demande. Les candidats peuvent téléphoner, écrire ou envoyer un courriel firstname.lastname@example.org 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
If you are registered with the College, search here for certificates of professional conduct; incorporation information and forms; address change information; and more.
Dr. John Watts, member of our registration committee, discusses the process of licensing doctors in Ontario, pathways to registration for International Medical Graduates, and more.