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     Licensure information, provincial medical
     recruitment agencies and other stuff

          Information and web sites related to licensure that might be helpful (but in most cases
          apply only to the favoured International Medical Graduates) to the Canadian
          International Medical Graduate



Registration, licensure information and recruitment sites are on the same page because in most instances to get a practice position one needs licence and to get a licence one has to be registered, in order to get registered one must have some years of practice or medical training in Canada. (Joseph Heller must have been Canadian).

There are physician shortages (mostly for Family Practitioners and in some areas also for specialists) in most Canadian provinces, which will likely continue into the future (this is a 1996 article) and might require changes in immigration policies for IMGs. However licensure (temporary or permanent) and accreditation requirements are geared towards physicians from the U.K., Australia, Eire, New Zealand, South Africa and just more recently the U.S. and does not reflect the cultural diversity in present Canadian society.

Here's a good site about who are eligible for temporary licences  (seems like only International Medical Graduates from the  U.S., UK, Australia, New Zealand, Eire, South Africa need apply) and the process for getting one.

This Medical Post article is a summary of what the licencing process for IMGs in the Atlantic provinces are. Don't get too excited though, apply if you want to but be forewarned.



Licensure requirements (here's the condensed version for all provinces)
Unfortunately most provinces have not been able to put their laws on the net.

      Alberta
     Nova Scotia
      British Columbia
     Nunavut
      Ontario
     Manitoba
     Prince Edward Island
      Newfoundland
      Quebec
     New Brunswick
      Northwest Territories
     Saskatchewan
      Yukon


Provincial medical recruitment sites
Most of these are sites recruiting doctors for under serviced areas. Only the favoured International Medical Graduates can qualify for licensure even in those areas though.
Some of these sites might be able to direct you to hospitals and clinics willing to give contracts needed to fulfill Health Canada requirements for a J1 sponsorship letter.

     Alberta
     Nova Scotia
     British Columbia and here too (for the B.C. northern and rural locum program)
     Nunavut
     Ontario
     Manitoba
     Prince Edward Island
     Newfoundland
      Quebec
     New Brunswick
    Northwest Territories
     Yukon
Saskatchewan and here too (for the U of Saskatchewan NMS program)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Site (condensed version of this page)
Canadian Forces
A couple of years back I contacted the recruiting office in my city to try to get accepted into the Canadian Forces (because I had read they were short of doctors and were on a recruitment drive) and got rejected but I have just learned of a Canadian Citizen IMG who has had success at getting a Canadian Forces sponsored Family Practice training slot so maybe they've eased up a bit on their requirements.


Provincial medical society practice opportunities sites

     Alberta
     Nova Scotia
     British Columbia
     Nunavut
     Ontario
     Manitoba
     Prince Edward Island
     Newfoundland
     Quebec
     New Brunswick
     Northwest Territories
     Saskatchewan
     Yukon


Provincial registration requirements
Registration with the appropriate provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons is a prerequisite
for permanent licensure.
List, Phone nos, web sites and addresses of all provincial licencing authorities here

     Alberta
     Nova Scotia
     British Columbia
     Nunavut
     Ontario
     Manitoba
     Prince Edward Island
     Newfoundland
     Quebec
     New Brunswick
     Northwest Territories
     Saskatchewan
     Yukon



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