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.

Important changes to MCCEE coming soon!

  • Currently, internationally trained candidates must pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) before applying for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I.
  • Currently the MCCQE Part I is only offered two times per year in Canada.
  • Starting in 2019, the MCCQE Part I will be offered in Canada and over 80 international countries, up to five times per year.
  • This change will phase out the MCCEE, with November 2018 being the last session.
  • We’ll accept the MCCEE as a prerequisite until December 31, 2019. After that date, only the (MCCQE) Part I will be accepted as a prerequisite.
  • Read more about the MCC phasing out their Evaluating Examination