Last updated July 22, 2022

Université Laval
Université de Sherbrooke
Université de Montréal
McGill University

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 Three Quebec Faculties of Medicine (Université Laval, McGill University, Université de Montréal) offer training in subspecialties of Pediatrics to candidates who are, at the time of the Match, in their third year of Pediatrics in a Canadian or American Faculty of Medicine. Some specific programs (Adolescent medicine, Developmental pediatrics) are opened to fourth year pediatrics residents.

In the contingent particulier only (see below), residents currently in their fourth year in pediatrics, in a faculty of Medicine in a province other than Quebec, could also be considered.

LICENSING BODY Collège des Médecins du Québec
SOURCE OF FUNDING All positions are funded by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (unless otherwise specified). Some non-Ministry of Health positions may be available with another funding source; they are identified as such.
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Pediatrics subspecialties

  • Training level: Current resident
  • Eligibility details:
    • Contingent régulier: positions are available to residents who are in their third year of Pediatrics and who are already in the contingent régulier In Quebec.
    • Contingent particulier: positions are available to residents currently registered in a Faculty of Medicine outside Quebec in their third year of Pediatrics or who are currently in the contingent particulier in Quebec.

Subspecialty: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Training level: Current resident
  • Eligibility details: 
    • Contingent régulier: positions are available to residents already in the contingent régulier In Quebec.
    • Contingent particulier: positions are available to residents currently training outside Quebec or who are currently in the contingent particulier in Quebec.

Subspecialty: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Training level: Current resident
  • Eligibility details:
    • Contingent régulier: positions are available to residents already in the contingent régulier In Quebec.
    • Contingent particulier: positions are available to residents currently  training outside Quebec or who are currently in the contingent particulier in Quebec.

Candidates must be ready to start their specialty training at the latest on June 3, 2024.

Only residents from the core program in pediatrics 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 (non-Ministry of Health funded positions), candidates who obtained their MD in Québec and who have completed or currently completing residency training in Québec (whether in the contingent régulier or the contingent particulier) are not eligible.

Residents who are currently in a Pediatric Subspecialty Program who want to redirect to another Pediatric Subspecialty Program are required to do so through the Changes of Programs process and follow the application deadlines. They are not allowed to participate in the Pediatric Subspecialties Match.

The following applicants are not eligible:

  • Visa trainees not currently registered via the contingent régulier in a Quebec program.
  • Applicants from the Canadian Armed Forces.
MATCH STREAMS
  • Positions in the contingent régulier are available to residents already training in Quebec in the contingent régulier
  • Positions in the contingent particulier are available to residents already training in Quebec in the contingent particulier or currently training in other provinces or the United States
  • Non ministry funded positions:   positions can be offered to candidates who obtained their MD from a Canadian Medical School outside Québec and to candidates who are currently completing residency training in Pediatrics outside Québec. Are not eligible:   Candidates who obtained their MD in Québec and who have completed or currently completing residency training in Québec
  • Matched candidates enter the program at the R-4 level.
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizenship types
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
U.S. citizen
VISA student
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
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

IMPORTANT: Visa students are eligible only if they are already in Quebec with a student permit

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 GRADUATE

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 Please refer to the program descriptions
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS N/A
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS None
MEDICAL EDUCATION MD is required
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 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 Please refer to the 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.
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS None
MEDICAL EDUCATION Recognition of the equivalency of the MD degree:

Not required for IMG already training in Canada/United States

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 International Medical Graduates must currently be registered in a contingent régulier or a contingent particulier position in Pediatrics in one of the 4 Quebec Faculties of Medicine; or registered in a Pediatrics Residency Program in Canada or in the U.S.

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