Are You Eligible to Work in Canada?

GP jobs in Canada

Please note that the jobs in Canada are on hold at the moment as Alberta are not accepting IMG (International Medical Graduates) for the vacancies in the main urban areas.

However, we believe this may change during 2018, so we are looking for UK or Irish trained GPs who are interested in working in Canada.

In brief, it is likely that eligibility will be based on UK or Irish qualifications – ie the jobs will be open to GPs who hold MRCGP or MICGP

We will publish more details on this website when more information becomes available. In the meantime, please feel free to register your interest by emailing:

Registration to work as a GP in Canada

All of the GP jobs in Canada we expect to have in the future are likely to be for UK or Irish or Canadian trained GPs

Eligibility to work in Canada is decided by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and each Province or Territory’s Medical Council. It is largely based on the training you’ve had as a GP and the successful completion of the MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam).

In Alberta the process is as follows:

The main consideration with Canada is in getting registration to work in Alberta. This shouldn’t be a major hurdle if you’ve got MRCGP or MICGP etc but it does mean that you will need to take another exam – the MCCEE. In addition, once you have your MCCEE, you will need a “Letter of Eligibility” (a sort of pre-registration letter) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. This is straightforward to get once you have your MCCEE

Once you’ve got this, the interview(s) can go ahead. If it all works out fine, then you’ll need to get full registration. After that, it’s visas and work permits and then a flight out there!

We and your employer will advise and help you through the process, including sponsoring you for registration and visas

Living in Canada

Canada is a mix of the great outdoors and the modern, cosmopolitan city.  Its many national parks are home to some of the rarer animals on the continent while Canadian cities are consistently voted some of the best cities to live in in the world.

With a population of around 35 million, Canada is culturally diverse with significant numbers of a wide number of different ethnic  groups.

Education is another area where Canada flourishes; Canadians in general perform well above the OECD average where over three-quarters of school leavers go on to a secondary-education.

The Trans-Canada railway in Alberta

The Trans-Canada railway in Alberta