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MINC: Request and Consent

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

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The Medical Identification Number for Canada (MINC) system provides a reliable lifetime identifier for all Canadian physicians. It allows authorized user organizations — such as the CPSO — to link their databases (or selected parts) for approved regulatory, administrative and research purposes. 

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 free MINC, start a service request in the “Membership Services” section of the Member Portal.

Upon receiving your consent, we will only submit the following information to MINC: 

  • Name; 
  • Previous name (if any); 
  • Gender; 
  • Date of birth; 
  • Country of birth; and 
  • Graduate year and university. 

Some of the organizations currently using the MINC system include:

  • All Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada
  • 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

If you have any questions or require further assistance, you may send us a message through the Member Portal message centre or call us at 416-967-2673 or 1-800-268-7096, ext. 673.