Updated August 31, 2014

University of Saskatchewan

Training level

Current residents who are completing training in a recognized Royal College PGY-3 Core Pediatrics or PGY-4 General Pediatrics program on or before June 30, 2015 are eligible to apply to this match.

Applicants who are not eligible include:

  • VISA students studying at Canadian Medical Schools (and those with work permits). The University of Saskatchewan has a postgraduate training agreement with the Embassy of the State of Kuwait (ESK). Applicants sponsored by the ESK must apply to our R-4 programs outside the CaRMS match.
  • Students whose postgraduate training is funded by the Department of National Defense.

Training program

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Pediatrics residency program in a Canadian or ACGME-accredited American university.

Applicants who have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status and who are training in a Pediatrics training program in the United States must provide a copy of their Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Assessment of Training with their application.

Legal status

All applicants must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Landed Immigrants at the time of application.

Previous subspecialty training /transfers

This match cannot be used for the purpose of program transfer.

Licensed physicians (including those on restricted licenses)

Licensed physicians are not eligible to apply. They may contact the Saskatchewan Medical Association or the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan for information on re-entry programs.

Source of funding/source of medical degree/return of service

Applicants whose funding is provided by an external organization, and who are committed to a return of service agreement with the funding organization, must provide a letter from the funding organization which clearly indicates that the funding organization is aware of, and approves, the applicant applying to the Pediatric Subspecialty Match.

Additional IMG eligibility requirements

MCCEE: Must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) at the time of application. Priority may be given to those who have successfully completed the MCCQE (Part I).

Proof of MD degree and medical school transcripts: Must be a graduate of an acceptable medical school as identified by: WHO Directory of Medical Schools (World Health Organization); or, FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research). A notarized/certified copy of medical school marks/transcripts and medical degree or diploma must be submitted. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a notarized translation.

English language requirement:

All IMG applicants must provide proof of proficiency in the English language that is required to meet licensing requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

Applicants are EXEMPT from language proficiency testing if their medical education (Undergraduate and postgraduate education) and patient care experience was in one of the countries identified as having English as the first language. The following countries and dependencies listed below are recognized as having English as the first language: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, United States of America.

All other applicants must have achieved the required proficiency in ONE of the following English language tests:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT with a minimum score of 24 in each band AND a minimum total score of 100. The TOEFL score is valid for 2 years from the date taken.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component. IELTS will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

Scores that are less than those stated above will not be considered.

Score results that have expired will not be considered.

Please note that the following documents will not be accepted as proof of English language proficiency:

  • a copy of the FAIMER page for the applicant’s medical school
  • a letter of English attestation from the Dean of the applicant’s medical school

Licensing: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan requires that matched International Medical Graduates have their medical credentials (medical school transcripts, medical degree/diploma, postgraduate training certificates, and specialty certificates) verified by The verification process process can take several weeks/months to complete. Individuals are urged to contact immediately following notification of a successful match.

NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE for the English Language Requirements as outlined above. We do not accept a copy of the FAIMER page for the applicant’s medical school as proof of English language proficiency.

Additional notes

Successful applicants will commence training at the PGY-4 level.