The following table briefly describes various programming available throughout Canada to support IMGs. The Saskatchewan Non-Licensed IMG Support Program does not endorse or vouch for any of the following programs.


British Columbia

Clinical Assessment Program – UBC

Orientation and 4 weeks of experience in a clinical environment with a licensed physician; written evaluation submitted on the IMG’s behalf to CaRMs.

Practice Ready Assessment – British Columbia (PRA-BC)

PRA-BC assesses the readiness of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to practice family medicine in BC. This program is open to family physicians.


Alberta International Medical Graduate Program (AIMG)

Assessment and placement of Alberta residents who are medical graduates from outside of Canada or the USA into a defined number of government funded post graduate residency positions at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.

Communication4Integration (formerly MCAP)

This is a fee for service program. It develops and delivers educational training solutions for internationally trained physicians seeking integration into the workplace.

Alberta Clinical and Surgical Assistant Program (ACSAP)

AHS provides IMGs with an alternate career path to become Clinical or Clinical/Surgical Assistants. ACSAP programs put candidates through a six-month assessment and evaluation that, upon successful completion, leads to a full-time and permanent acute care coverage role that addresses clinical and/or surgical coverage shortages but it does not lead to independent licensure.

Provincial Practice Assessment Program (PPAP)

 IMGs not eligible for a practice permit will be referred to clinical and practice assessments.


International Medical Graduate (IMG) Support Program

Three streams of support offered: Study Supports, Clinical Education and Assessment,and Alternate Health Career Development.

Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA)

SIPPA assesses the readiness of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to practice family medicine in Saskatchewan. This program is open to family physicians. Entrance into the SIPPA Program must be accessed through Saskdocs


International Medical Graduate Assessment for Conditional Licensure (IMGACL)

IMGACL is an assessment program for family physicians; IMG physicians are expected to have the skills on par with rural family physicians in Manitoba; IMGs in the IMGACL will work as family physicians in rural underserviced areas of Manitoba for return of service

Medical Licensure Program for International Medical Graduates (MLPIMG)

MLPIMG is a 1-year training program for family physicians; it is provided to enhance the current skills of immigrant IMG physicians; MLPIMG physicians will work in rural and underserviced areas of Manitoba for return of service; MLPIMG physicians will work to obtain medical licensure as family physician.

The Non-Registered Specialist Assessment Program (NRSAP)

The goal of NRSAP is to organize and facilitate clinical assessments of internationally educated specialist physicians whose registration will be limited to a specialty field of training in order that they meet the requirements of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) for licensure.


Health Force Ontario

HealthForceOntario’s Access Centre is the centralized point of access for all Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) in Ontario seeking information and advice about the licensing process and alternative career options. Services include: Licensing and registration information for all regulated health professions; Referral to relevant organizations and community resources; Information sessions, online webinars, and multi-week courses focused on various topics; Advisor assistance to validate decisions and provide information on available supports and services; and On-site reference materials and resources. All of these services are free of charge.

The Ontario IMG School

This is a fee for service program. MCCEE, MCCQE1, USMLE 2, as well as the OSCE exams such as NAC-OSCE, CE2, MCCQE2 and CSA preparation. Also holds information sessions on “Residency Interview Skills”, “Ethics”, “Canadian Style of Communication”, etc.


Recrutement Santé Québec (RSQ)

To obtain a restrictive license, your professional profile will have to answer the criteria of the CMQ; you will have to succeed the examinations and training course of three months in an establishment approved by the CMQ.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Clinical Skills Assessment and Training Program (CSAT)


Assesses core knowledge, skills and competencies of general practice physicians in NL through specific, individualized training, and evaluates the effectiveness of that training through in training evaluation and in some cases re-assessment. In most instances a return of service commitment is required on completion of CSAT. Once a candidate completes all aspects of the CSAT Program, he/she is eligible for provisional licensure for family practice, with the opportunity to upgrade to full licensure after five years of service.

Nova Scotia

IMG Clerkship Program

Admits two qualified candidates into clerkship (third- and fourth-year medical students) at Dalhousie Medical School. Once completed candidates will be eligible to enter the first round of the CaRMs match as a Dalhousie graduate.

International Medical Graduates Bridging Program

 This program offers informational, learning, and other types of support, services, and resources to support IMGs entry into the Canadian healthcare system.