Eligibility criteria

To participate in the Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match (FM/EM match) you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident enrolled in postgraduate year 2 (PGY-2) in a Canadian family medicine residency program accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or hold the CFPC designation.

Participating FM/EM programs have additional requirements, so we encourage you to review individual program descriptions for detailed program-specific requirements.

Eligibility criteria for the Quebec faculties of medicine

To be eligible to train in Québec, you must:

  • Hold a medical degree from a Canadian or US medical school; or
  • Be a graduate of an international medical school and have already obtained equivalence of your medical degree from the Collège des médecins du Québec.

You must also either be registered in a postgraduate year 2 of a Family Medicine program or have obtained a specialty certificate from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

Eligibility for graduates of United States residency programs (USMGs)

If you are a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited program, you must join the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) as a resident member and provide evidence that you are registered in an accredited program.

To be granted certification you must:

  • Pass the CFPC exam;
  • Provide evidence of having completed your training; and
  • Sit and pass the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) exam.

Certification is granted as soon as confirmation of passed status with the ABFM is received.

Provincial criteria

Each province has criteria that must be met by applicants applying for positions within that province. Eligibility requirements differ from province to province, so you should carefully review the criteria below when preparing to apply to programs.

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
British Columbia