General Information

The initial screening for SIPPA is administered by saskdocs, based on criteria developed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, SIPPA and saskdocs.

To view the pre-screen criteria and to complete a prescreen please go to the saskdocs website.

SIPPA does not accept any direct applications. For information on submitting an Application for Medical Registration for Saskatchewan, please go to the saskdocs website.

Effective December 9, 2021 the CASPer exam will no longer be a requirement for an applicant to be eligible for selection to the SIPPA program.


International Credential Recognition Grant for Regulated Health Care Occupations

IMGs residing in Saskatchewan can apply to a Saskatchewan government grant to have required SIPPA eligibility expenses reimbursed up to $6,000, including the MCCQE1, NAC OSCE, English Proficiency, TDM, and Medical Council of Canada fees such as CPSS Review of Qualifications or AMR. Only expenses incurred after December 1st, 2022, are eligible for reimbursement. To apply for the grant, IMGs must register with the IMG Support Program.

All SIPPA candidates must agree to a Return of Service Agreement as a condition of participation. Return of Service Agreements are administered by saskdocs.


Candidates accepted to SIPPA will be provided accommodation and a stipend while participating in the program (Orientation to Family Practice in Saskatchewan and Clinical Field Assessment).

Candidates participating in SIPPA are required to sign a SIPPA agreement for assessment.

SIPPA is a practice ready assessment program. SIPPA does not provide licensure to practice medicine in Saskatchewan. Please contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan with any questions you may have regarding physician licensure in Saskatchewan.