Last updated July 19, 2022

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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 APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION To be eligible in Quebec, candidates must hold an MD degree from a Faculty of Medicine in Canada or the United States or hold a degree from outside Canada or the United States (IMG). They must be registered in the third year of an Internal Medicine residency in a Canadian or American Faculty of Medicine (except when applying for the Critical Care program for which residents In their fourth or fifth year may be considered). Furthermore, since 2022, Quebec’s faculties of medicine may consider applications from the following candidates:

  • R5 in hematology in other provinces who wish to train for a sixth year in medical oncology in Quebec in order to get a double certification.
  • R5 in medical oncology in other provinces who wish to train for a sixth year in hematology in Quebec in order to get a double certification.
  • R5 in microbiology or in infectious diseases in other provinces who wish to train for a sixth year to get double certification (the candidate must apply to Adult Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology).

Faculties cannot commit to offering a spot to a candidate who does not complete the match process. Thus, unmatched candidates in the first iteration have to participate in the second iteration and have to submit a rank order list each time.

LICENSING BODY Collège des Médecins du Québec
SOURCE OF FUNDING Unless otherwise specified, all positions are funded by Quebec’s ministry of Health and Social services. Some residency positions (moniteurs cliniques) with a different source of funding source may be offered and are identified as Non-MOH positions.
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Medicine subspecialties

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: Registered in 3rd year in Internal Medicine in a Canadian on an American Faculty of medicine. Contingent régulier (Regular quota): positions reserved for residents currently in the continent régulier in Quebec; Contingent particulier (Particular quota): positions reserved for candidates from outside Quebec or who are already in the contingent particulier in Quebec.
    • Exception: Medical oncology, Hematology, and Adult Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology may consider applications from residents who are currently in their fifth year of training. (see General Information above).

 

Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: Registered in 3rd, 4th or 5th year in Internal Medicine or in another program leading up to Intensive Care. Contingent régulier (Regular quota): positions reserved for residents currently (or, for intensive care, having been previously) in the continent régulier in Quebec; Contingent particulier (Particular quota): positions reserved for candidates from outside Quebec or who are already (or, for intensive care, having been previously) in the contingent particulier in Quebec.

Candidates who are unable to start their R-4 on July 1 are eligible provided they can start their training by no later than the last period of the academic year for which they are applying (June 3, 2024).

Only residents from the core program in internal medicine whose training is out of phase by seven or more periods at the deadline for the submission and assignment of applications and documents may be exceptionally authorized to switch to a later cohort. Residents in this situation who wish to take advantage of this possibility must present a written request to their Faculty’s office of Postgraduate Medical Education. The request to switch cohorts must be approved by the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and is irreversible.

RESTRICTIONS
  • Due to Quebec government rules, some positions in medical oncology in the particular stream may be available only for residents who are already in the particular stream in a Quebec faculty of medicine. Residents currently registered in the particular stream in Quebec may not apply in Quebec in cardiology, in endocrinology, in hematology, or in respirology. There is only one nephrology spot in Quebec that can be filled by a candidate already registered in Quebec’s particular stream in internal medicine.
  • For non-MOH positions, candidates who have a MD degree from a Quebec university or candidates who have already been in residence in Quebec in the contigent régulier or the contingent particulier are not eligible.
  • Residents already admitted to a medical specialty in Quebec cannot use the Match to seek a program change. They must apply through the regular program change request process
  • In addition, are not eligible:
    • candidates with a study permit who are not registered in the regular stream in Quebec; and
    • candidates from the Canadian Armed Forces.
MATCH STREAMS Contingent régulier (Regular quota): positions reserved for residents currently in the contingent régulier in Quebec. For critical care, candidates who were previously in the contingent régulier may be considered;

Contingent particulier (Particular quota): positions reserved for candidates applying from outside Quebec R3 in Internal medicine or (R6 in certain specialties, see above) or who are already in the contingent particulier in Quebec. For critical care, candidates who were previously in the contingent particulier may be considered. Due to Quebec government rules, some positions in medical oncology in the particular stream may be available only for residents who are already in the particular stream in a Quebec faculty of medicine. Residents currently registered in the particular stream in Quebec may not apply in Quebec in cardiology, endocrinology, hematology, or in respirology. There is only one nephrology spot in Quebec that can be filled by a candidate already registered in Quebec’s particular stream in internal medicine.

Non-MOH positions are only for candidates who have not already been in residence in Quebec in the contingent régulier or the contingent particulier and who do not have an MD degree from a Quebec university. Positions are available to residents currently registered in Internal Medicine in a Canadian Medical School outside of Québec or in an American Medical School;

All candidates will be matched at the R-4 level (except for the Critical Care program) or R-6 in certain cases (see above).

CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizenship types
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
U.S. citizen
Accepted Citizenship documents
Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

Visa residents are eligible only if they are already registered in residence in Quebec.

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 See program descriptions.
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS N/A
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS N/A
MEDICAL EDUCATION MD diploma required
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Eligibility conditions for matching in Critical Care

  1. Residents authorized to apply for admission via CaRMS, in the regular stream of the Critical Care Program, must be registered in a Quebec Faculty of Medicine and must have completed level R3 of the programs that give access to the intensive care program within the required timeframe, based on CRMCC guidelines.
  2. Residents in the internal medicine program registered in a Quebec Faculty of Medicine who wish to begin their Critical Care residency in a new Medical School will be transferred to this new Faculty.
  3. Residents registered in specialties other than Internal Medicine who have not completed their basic specialty will remain registered in their home faculty but must provide a letter from the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education at their home Faculty and from the Director of the basic program, attesting that they have been released to complete their training for the Critical Care Program in the new Faculty to which they have been matched.

CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that is 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 See program descriptions
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS If an IMG is already training in Canada or in the United States, there is no additional requirements for this match.

No other IMG will be considered in this match (except for non-MOH positions).

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS N/A
MEDICAL EDUCATION Recognition of the equivalency of the MD degree: Not required for IMG already training in Canada/US.

To apply, IMGs must be currently registered in a Québec Medical School in the contingent régulier or the contingent particulier or in another Faculty of Medicine in Canada or the United States.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
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CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION To be eligible in Quebec, candidates must hold an MD degree from a Faculty of Medicine in Canada or the United States or hold a degree from outside Canada or the United States (IMG) and have had obtained equivalence for their Medical Degree from the Collège des médecins du Québec. They must be registered in the third year of an Internal Medicine residency in a Canadian or American Faculty of Medicine (except when applying for the Intensive Care program for which residents In their fourth or fifth year may be considered). Furthermore, starting in 2022, Quebec’s faculties of medicine will be considering applications from the following candidates:

  • R5 in hematology in other provinces who wish to train for a sixth year in medical oncology in Quebec in order to get double certification
  • R5 in medical oncology in other provinces who wish to train for a sixth year in hematology in Quebec in order to get double certification
  • R5 in microbiology or in infectious diseases in other provinces who wish to train for a sixth year to get double certification (the candidate must apply to Adult Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology)

Faculties cannot commit to offering a spot to a candidate who does not complete the match process. Thus, unmatched candidates in the first iteration have to participate and submit a rank order list in the second iteration to be offered a spot

LICENSING BODY Collège des Médecins du Québec
SOURCE OF FUNDING Unless otherwise specified, all positions are funded by Quebec’s ministry of Health and Social services. Some residency positions (moniteurs cliniques) with a different source of funding may be offered and are identified as Non-MOH positions.
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Medicine subspecialties

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: Registered in 3rd year in Internal Medicine in a Canadian on an American Faculty of medicine. Contingent régulier (Regular quota): positions reserved for residents currently in the continent régulier in Quebec; Contingent particulier (Particular quota): positions reserved for candidates from outside Quebec or who are already in the contingent particulier in Quebec.
  • Exception: Medical oncology, Hematology and Adult Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology, may consider applications from residents who are currently in their fifth year of training. (see General Information above)

 

Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: Registered in 3rd, 4th or 5th year in Internal Medicine or in another program leading up to Intensive Care. Contingent régulier (Regular quota): positions reserved for residents currently (or, for intensive care, having been previously) in the continent régulier in Quebec; Contingent particulier (Particular quota): positions reserved for candidates from outside Quebec or who are already (or, for intensive care, having been previously) in the contingent particulier in Quebec.

Candidates who are unable to start their R-4 on July 1 are eligible provided they can start their training by no later than the last period of the academic year for which they are applying (June 5, 2023).

Only residents from the core program in internal medicine whose training is out of phase by seven or more periods at the deadline for the submission and assignment of applications and documents may be exceptionally authorized to switch to a later cohort. Residents in this situation who wish to take advantage of this possibility must present a written request to their Faculty’s office of Postgraduate Medical Education. The request to switch cohorts must be approved by the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and is irreversible.

RESTRICTIONS
  • For non-MOH positions, candidates who have a MD degree from a Quebec university or candidates who have already been in residence in Quebec in the contigent régulier or the contingent particulier are not eligible.
  • Residents already registered in a subspecialty program in Québec in a medical specialty program in Quebec may not apply to another subspecialty program in the Match. Residents who want to change programs must follow the Québec process for change of programs
  • In addition, following candidates are not eligible:
    • candidates with a study permit who are not registered in the regular stream in Quebec and
    • candidates from the Canadian Armed Forces.
MATCH STREAMS Contingent régulier (Regular quota): positions reserved for residents currently (or who have been, for intensive care) in the continent régulier in Quebec;

Contingent particulier (Particular quota): positions reserved for candidates applying from outside Quebec R3in Internal medicine or R6 in certain specialties, see above) or who are already (or who have been, for intensive care) in the contingent particulier in Quebec.

Non-MOH positions are for candidates do not have a MD degree from a Quebec university and have not already been in residence in Quebec in the contingent régulier or the contingent particulier.

Positions are available to residents currently registered in their 2nd, 3rd year in Internal Medicine or in any other in a Canadian Medical School outside of Québec or in an American Medical School; 5th-year residents in certain specialties may apply – see above.

To be eligible, candidates have to hold:

  • An MD from a Canadian (other than Québec) or a US Medical School.
  • Hold a D.O from a school accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College
  • Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association.

The following candidates are not eligible to apply under this stream:

  • Candidates who obtained their MD in Québec and who have completed or currently completing residency training in Québec
  • Visa trainees
  • Applicants from the Canadian Armed Forces

Matched candidates are admitted at the R-4 level (except critical care), or at the R-5 level in some cases (see General Information above).

CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizenship types
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
U.S. citizen
Accepted Citizenship documents
Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

Visa residents are eligible only if they are already registered in residence in Quebec.

The Canadian Citizenship Card and Canadian Permanent Resident Card must be accompanied by a photo ID (must be a Canadian government-issued photo ID)

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 See program descriptions.
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS N/A
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS None.
MEDICAL EDUCATION MD diploma required
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Eligibility conditions for matching in Critical Care

  1. Residents authorized to apply for admission via CaRMS, in the regular stream of the Critical Care Program, must be registered in a Quebec Faculty of Medicine and must have completed level R3 of the programs that give access to the intensive care program within the required timeframe, based on CRMCC guidelines.
  2. Residents in the internal medicine program registered in a Quebec Faculty of Medicine who wish to begin their Critical Care residency in a new Medical School will be transferred to this new Faculty.
  3. Residents registered in specialties other than Internal Medicine who have not completed their basic specialty will remain registered in their home faculty but must provide a letter from the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education at their home Faculty and from the Director of the basic program, attesting that they have been released to complete their training for the Critical Care Program in the new Faculty to which they have been matched.
 CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that is 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 See program descriptions
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE, part I

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

MCCQE, part II

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory with exceptions (the NAC Examination is accepted)

NAC Examination

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory with exceptions (the MCCQE part II Examination is accepted)

A copy of the results for the following exams: (please provide the results that were used in the process to recognize the equivalency of your MD degree by the Collège des Médecins du Québec)

  • MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination – if available)
  • MCCQE – part I
  • MCCQE- part II
  • NAC Examination
  • USMLE part I and part II (if available)

Recognition of the equivalency of the MD degree :

  • You must successfully have passed two required exams  (MCCQE – part I and either MCCQE- part II or the NAC Examination)

Registration is through the Medical Council of Canada  (https://physiciansapply.ca/).

Please take note of the required documents (http://www.cmq.org/hub/en/documents-requis-et-activites.aspx) and of the fee structure (http://www.cmq.org/page/en/grille-tarifaire.aspx).

PROVINCIAL ASSESSMENT Assessment name:  BCI – Lettre de la CVDFM

  • Must complete assessment by: August 21, 2021, at noon
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS None
MEDICAL EDUCATION IMGs eligible for medical specialties match must have previously obtained equivalency for their MD degree from the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Recognition of the equivalency of the MD degree by the CMQ is compulsory for an IMG to be trained in Quebec.

The following documents need to be provided :

  • Letter confirming the recognition of the equivalency of the MD degree, delivered by the Collège des médecins du Québec
  • Letter from the BCI confirming the quota to which the candidate may apply

To apply, IMGs must be currently registered in a Québec Medical School in the contingent régulier or the contingent particulier or in another Faculty of Medicine in Canada or the U.S and have previously obtained the equivalency of their MD from the Collège des médecins du Québec.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
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