Please note that the criteria on this page is from the 2024 match. Updated 2025 provincial criteria will be posted on this page in the upcoming months, once it has been reviewed by the province.

For detailed information regarding Medical Council of Canada (MCC) examinations, please consult the MCC website. Exam-related questions should be directed to the MCC.

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Exam Required
Exam not required

Canadian Medical Graduates

No proof that the MCCQE Part I examination has been scheduled is required in your CaRMS Online application.

NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK and PEI:  To obtain a postgraduate training license in Nova Scotia after the conclusion of the match, Canadian Medical Graduates must have registered and challenged the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 (MCCQE 1) by July 1, 2024. Those unsuccessful in the exam are subject to the decision of the regulatory authority regarding licensure.

International Medical Graduates

Medical Council of Canada (MCC) examination data and documents are only accepted as transfers from physiciansapply.ca. Instructions on how to transfer documents from physiciansapply.ca to your CaRMS account can be found here.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK and PEI QUEBEC ONTARIO MANITOBA SASKATCHEWAN ALBERTA BRITISH COLUMBIA
Examination Requirements
MCCQE Part I
NAC Examination
Exceptions
Exams accepted in place of the MCCQE Part I
Exams accepted in place of the NAC Examination
SECOND ITERATION
In second iteration are applicants that were matched prior to 2024 who were not required to take the MCCQE Part I, now required?
In second iteration are applicants that were matched prior to 2024 who were not required to take the NAC, now required?
  1. NEWFOUNDLAND/QUEBEC:  MCCQE Part II; or Certificate of Registration of the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC).
  2. NOVA SCOTIA:
    • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1 and 2; OR
    • National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Parts I, II and III; OR
    • Federation Licensing Examination (Flex) Components 1 and 2; OR
    • Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX-USA) Levels 1 and 2
  3. QUEBEC: Graduates with the diploma of doctor of osteopathy awarded by a school of osteopathic medicine situated in the United States providing that the school is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association do not have to obtain the recognition of the equivalence of the medical diploma by the CMQ. These graduates do not require the MCCQE Part I, the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC), or the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) in order to apply.
  4. QUEBEC: The examinations are not the only conditions that must be met in Quebec. Please consult the CMQ website for more details.
  5. ONTARIO: MCCQE Part II

No proof that the MCCQE Part I examination has been scheduled is required in your CaRMS Online application.

NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK and PEI:  To obtain a postgraduate training license in Nova Scotia after the conclusion of the match, Canadian Medical Graduates must have registered and challenged the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 (MCCQE 1) by July 1, 2024. Those unsuccessful in the exam are subject to the decision of the regulatory authority regarding licensure.

Medical Council of Canada (MCC) examination data and documents are only accepted as transfers from physiciansapply.ca. Instructions on how to transfer documents from physiciansapply.ca to your CaRMS account can be found here.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK and PEI QUEBEC ONTARIO MANITOBA SASKATCHEWAN ALBERTA BRITISH COLUMBIA
Examination Requirements
MCCQE
Part I
NAC Examination
Exceptions
Exams accepted in place of the MCCQE Part I
Exams accepted in place of the NAC Examination
SECOND ITERATION
In second iteration are applicants that were matched prior to 2024 who were not required to take the MCCQE Part I, now required?
In second iteration are applicants that were matched prior to 2024 who were not required to take the NAC, now required?
  1. NEWFOUNDLAND/QUEBEC:  MCCQE Part II; or Certificate of Registration of the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC).
  2. NOVA SCOTIA:
    • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1 and 2; OR
    • National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Parts I, II and III; OR
    • Federation Licensing Examination (Flex) Components 1 and 2; OR
    • Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX-USA) Levels 1 and 2
  3. QUEBEC: Graduates with the diploma of doctor of osteopathy awarded by a school of osteopathic medicine situated in the United States providing that the school is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association do not have to obtain the recognition of the equivalence of the medical diploma by the CMQ. These graduates do not require the MCCQE Part I, the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC), or the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) in order to apply.
  4. QUEBEC: The examinations are not the only conditions that must be met in Quebec. Please consult the CMQ website for more details.
  5. ONTARIO: MCCQE Part II

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