The Niagara Physician Recruitment Program can provide physicians with resources to support their applications for licensure and for work permits.
Step 1: to practice medicine in any of Canada’s 13 provinces/territories physicians will be required to apply for medical registration through the Medical Council of Canada.
Step 2: to obtain a license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, applicants will need to ensure that they meet the requirements outlined by the CPSO.
Step 3: Some international physicians may opt to write MCCQE Part 1 to receive their independent license to practice family medicine or some may choose a pathway of supervision for 12-18 months until they have written this exam. The second choice will limit your options for locations to practise as a supervisor may not be readily willing or available. It is recommended that you consider writing your Canadian exams to work in Niagara.
UPDATE: the CPSO has created an amendment to its Pathway 4 to Licensure for US Board Certified Physicians. You can now apply directly to the CPSO for licensure to practice family medicine without supervision or MCCQE exams.
Step 4: If you are requiring a Labour Market Impact Analysis (LMIA) application for your work permit, we can assist with this providing you are committing to the region long term.
Contact Jill Croteau, Physician Recruiter for additional information or you can register with Ontario Health, Health Force Access Centre to work with an Immigration and Licensing Advisor.