Last updated September 21, 2021

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2022 Cycle Information

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

The 2022 provincial criteria is currently under review.

Please note that the criteria on this page is from the 2021 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 Information concerning the 2021-2022 cycle with admission on July 1st, 2022 

Applying to a Quebec Faculty of Medicine

In the regular stream (contingent régulier): R-1 Admission to residency training programs in Québec via CaRMS is limited to graduates of accredited medical schools in Canada and the United States of America and International medical graduates who complete the equivalence process of the Collège des médecins du Québec. This year, these graduates must simply prove that they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and must not have undertaken previous medical postgraduate training in Canada or the USA. IMG candidates who do not correspond to these criteria must contact the Quebec faculties of medicine directly to enquire if they may submit an application for admission via the particular stream (contingent particulier).

Previous Year Graduates

In Quebec, only previous year graduates who have never undertaken postgraduate training in Canada or the United States can be considered via CaRMS.

US graduates

An American medical graduate seeking postgraduate training in Québec who is an American Citizen and not a dual citizen (Canada/USA), must apply under a special quota called the particular stream. Candidates must apply outside the CaRMS match, directly to the school of their choice. Canadian citizens may apply in the regular stream, via CaRMS.

Graduates of a United States osteopathic school accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation are also eligible under the above criteria.

Visa students

Out of province Visa Students are not eligible to apply to Quebec programs, due to provincial regulations. Quebec MD Visa Students are eligible to apply to Quebec programs.

LICENSING BODY Collège des Médecins du Québec
MATCH STREAMS Only candidates meeting the above criteria for the contingent régulier will be considered.

NEW : Four positions are available with a Return of service agreement for residents who agree to practice in New-Brunswick for at least five years. Admitted residents will have to sign the contract prepared by New Brunswick before starting their residency.

RESTRICTIONS IMGs who have not obtained the recognition of the equivalency of their MD degree from the Collège des Médecins du Québec are not eligible. Candidates who have undertaken postgraduate training in Canada or in the USA are not eligible. Candidates with Student permits are not eligible except if they have or are expected to have an MD degree from a Quebec Faculty of Medicine
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizenship types
Canadian Citizen
U.S. citizen
VISA student
Canadian permanent resident
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 students and U.S citizens are eligible only if they are already studying 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 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
PROVINCIAL ASSESSMENT N/A
OTHER ASSESSMENTS See program descriptions
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS Four positions are available with a Return of service agreement for residents who agree to practice in New Brunswick for at least five years. Admitted residents will have to sign the contract prepared by New Brunswick before starting their residency.
MEDICAL EDUCATION MD degree is required to undertake postgraduate education.
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).

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 Examination: NAC Examination

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

Examination: MCCQE Part I

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

Examination: MCCQE Part II

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

MCCQE part II can be used to apply instead of the NAC

The Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) can be used to apply instead of the NAC

PROVINCIAL ASSESSMENT
  1. The Collège des Médecins du Québec must have recognized the equivalency of the MD degree
  2. The candidate must have been assessed as eligible to the regular stream (contingent régulier).

Assessment name: BCI – Lettre de la CVDFM

  • Must complete assessment by: January 31, 2022, at noon
OTHER ASSESSMENTS N/A
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS  Four positions are available with a Return of service agreement for residents who agree to practice in New Brunswick for at least five years. Admitted residents will have to sign the contract prepared by New Brunswick before starting their residency.
MEDICAL EDUCATION Previous MD equivalency must have been recognized by the Collège des Médecins du Québec
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION International medical graduates

International medical school graduates who have not been granted equivalence of their MD from the Collège des médecins du Québec and who wish to obtain information on the practice of medicine in Québec, as well as the possibility of completing residency in Québec, should contact the provincial licensing body for information on the evaluation process. Please contact the CMQ directly for information (see below):

Collège des médecins du Québec
2170, boul. René-Lévesque ouest
Montréal, Québec
H3H 2T8
(514) 933-4441 or 1-888-633-3246

or on their web site at: http://www.cmq.org/page/en/reconnaissance-equivalence-diplome.aspx

International medical graduates who are eligible for applying to Québec programs, will be required to provide the letter from la Conférence des vice-doyens aux études médicales postdoctorales des facultés de médecine du Québec (CVDFM) to confirm their status. Candidates eligible for the particular stream shall apply directly to the school of their choice.

International Medical Graduates who complete the equivalence process of the Collège des médecins du Québec can be considered via the first iteration of the CaRMS Match provided they complete the application process before the deadline (January 31, 2022, at noon for admission in 2022). Those who could do so before the second iteration deadline (April 25, 2022, at noon will be authorized to participate in the second iteration.

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP must be submitted with each application.

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