Information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Depending on your specific qualifications, you may be eligible for one of the following:

 Alberta International Medical Graduates (AIMG) Program – Provides graduates of medical schools outside Canada and the U.S. with access to Alberta postgraduate residency training in Family Medicine or Specialty disciplines.

 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) – Works with the medical education community, medical schools and students to coordinate postgraduate medical training throughout Canada.


To be eligible for any Alberta medical practice permit, you must:

  • provide evidence of English language proficiency
  • have an acceptable medical or osteopathic degree
  • be applying for or have completed appropriate postgraduate training*
  • must meet all requirements of specific register
  • provide us with a criminal record check or police certificate from every jurisdiction you have ever lived (90+ days) within 10 years of your application or dating back to your 18th birthday. We do not accept vulnerable sector checks.

*NOTE: Fellowship training, community service, public service, national service, Medical Officer posts and practice experience DO NOT satisfy the postgraduate training requirements.