Use the tabs below to find eligibility criteria to participate in the Family Medicine / Enhanced Skills Match

To participate in the FM/ES match, you must:

  1. be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  2. be a 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 CCFP (Certification in The College of Family Physicians) designation.

Eligibility for graduates of United States residency programs (USMGs)

To participate in the FM/ES match you must:

  1. be a graduate of an Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited program,
  2. 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.

Additional Requirements

You will be required to have obtained your:

Potential additional requirement

In addition to the basic eligibility requirement, 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 provincial criteria, as well as the program descriptions for more information. The following may be required:

Applying to programs in this match.

The FM/ES match is comprised of different application streams (e.g., Particular Stream, Competitive Stream, NON-MOH Stream…) An application stream is defined as an allocation of positions based on eligibility and funding. For more detailed information on stream, please consult this Help Center article.

In addition to basic eligibility requirements, there are also individual provincial requirements that may differ between provinces as provincial governments are responsible for the management, organization and delivery of health care services for their province and may have differing regulations in place.

Refer to the provincial criteria of the province you are interested in training in, as well as the program disciplines and locations you are interested in applying in by consulting program descriptions and for more information. 

 

Provincial requirements by province

Summary of citizenship requirements

Summary of language proficiency requirements

 

Individual provincial criteria

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Ontario

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

Alberta

British Columbia

MSM Match Policies

  1. Match Violation Policy
  2. Interview format policy

To participate in the Family Medicine/Enhanced Skills Match (FM/ES 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 CCFP (Certification in The College of Family Physicians) designation

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

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 when preparing to apply to programs.

Eligibility criteria is updated shortly before the opening of each match.

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