Updated July 27, 2022

University of Alberta
University of Calgary

2023 Cycle Information

Criteria applicable for all medical graduates; for specific information, please see tabs.

The 2023 provincial criteria is currently under review.

Please note that the criteria on this page is from the 2022 match. Updated criteria will be posted on this page in the upcoming months, once it has been reviewed by the province.

CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION Please be aware that Alberta Health Services (AHS) determines immunization requirements for all healthcare workers who provide services on AHS, Alberta Precision Laboratories, Covenant Health, Carewest, and CaptialCare property. This applies to resident physicians. Resident physicians matched to any University of Alberta or University of Calgary residency programs must ensure they are able to comply with the AHS policy to start training on July 1, 2023.

Immunization requirements are subject to change as per AHS policy. Click here for more information on the AHS Covid-19 Immunization Policy.

LICENSING BODY Alberta College of Family Physicians
SOURCE OF FUNDING Alberta Health
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Enhanced skills

  • Training level: Current Canadian Family Medicine training
  • Eligibility details:Current enrollment as a PGY-2 resident in a Canadian Family Medicine residency

Subspecialty: Enhanced skills

  • Training level: Licensed physicians, with CCFP designation
  • Eligibility details: Licensed physicians are eligible

PGY2 Canadian/United States medical graduates currently enrolled in Family Medicine residency programs in Canadian or ACGME Accredited United States medical schools are eligible to apply.

PGY2 International Medical Graduates (IMGs) currently enrolled in Family Medicine residency programs in Canadian medical schools and are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents and meet all other eligibility requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta are eligible to apply.

Please see individual programs for specific eligibility requirements.

RESTRICTIONS
  • Residents who are off cycle are not eligible.
  • This match cannot be used for program transfer.
  • Individuals pursuing residency training in the US and who have an MD from a non LCME accredited school are NOT eligible to apply.
  • PGY2 IMGs from other provinces must declare any Return in Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.
  • Sponsored Trainees are not eligible to apply for subspecialty training through the Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Match.
MATCH STREAMS N/A
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizenship types
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
Accepted Citizenship documents
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Passport page showing Canadian citizenship
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

CaRMS is partnering with third-party organizations to automate the verification of citizenship/legal status required by postgraduate offices for entry into residency. Third-party verification simplifies the process for applicants and programs. All applicants who do not receive third-party citizenship verification will be required to upload and assign an acceptable proof of citizenship document. Please see additional information here.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATES

A Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) or U.S. Allopathic Medical Graduate (USMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 7

Language assessment document accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: B

Language assessment document accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 9

Applicants from French language schools must meet the English Language Proficiency – College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta | CPSA

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory

Examination: Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Optional

LMCC: The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) ceased delivery of the MCCQE Part II in May 2021 (https://mcc.ca/news/mcc-ceases-delivery-of-the-mccqe-part-ii/). LMCC requirement is program-specific and identified in the program description.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS N/A
MEDICAL EDUCATION N/A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) published by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

A U.S. Osteopathic Medical Graduate (USMG- Osteo) is an individual who received their medical degree from an accredited Osteopathic medical school.

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 7

Language assessment document accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: B

Language assessment document accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 9

Must meet English Language Proficiency – College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta | CPSA language requirements.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory

Examination: Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Optional

LMCC: The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) ceased delivery of the MCCQE Part II in May 2021 (https://mcc.ca/news/mcc-ceases-delivery-of-the-mccqe-part-ii/). LMCC requirement is program-specific and identified in the program description.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS IMGs from other provinces must declare their return of service obligation.
MEDICAL EDUCATION N/A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

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