Canada PR for Indian as a Professional Doctor in 2024

Canada is one of the countries where the demand for doctors and health professionals is always high. Canada has over 60 immigration programs to choose from. However, if the immigrant is looking to immigrate to Canada and practice as a doctor, they need to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is one of the economic skilled immigration programs. The other two are Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). All the applications for FSWP, FSTP, and CEC are managed under the express entry program.

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What is the Express Entry program? How does it help in immigration to Canada?

The express entry program was launched on 1st January 2015 to help in filling the gap of skilled labor in the Canadian labor market. It is a point-based system where candidates first need to get 67 points in the immigration eligibility point assessment grid. These points are given based on some of the eligibility factors like age, work experience, language proficiency, educational qualifications, etc. Once candidates have cleared these eligibility criteria, then they can create an express profile. For creating the express profile candidates need to submit all their credentials. A Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a ranking system where these express profiles are ranked based on CRS points. The higher the profiles in the CRS, the higher the chances to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Once a candidate gets an ITA, they can apply for permanent residence in the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

ITAs are given to the candidates based on the express draws that are held regularly by the IRCC. This draw set several invitations to be sent and the CRS cut-off for that draw. Candidates who have cleared the CRS cut-offs are given the invitations to apply for a permanent residence visa. The latest express draw set the cut-off at 438 CRS points.

What is the process to immigrate to Canada as a Doctor in 2024?

Follow these simple steps to apply for a license to practice as a Doctor in Canada in 2024:

  • Have an approved medical degree from a university that must be recognized in the World Directory of Medical Schools.
  • Candidates have to apply for a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada.
  • The applicant has to pass a one-year post-graduate program under a medical authority in the province.
  • Then get the official certification from one of the following medical institutions.
  • You have to offer the past immigration history inclusive of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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How to get approval from the Medical Council of Canada?

All the candidates who are immigrating to Canada and want to work as a doctor as their profession have to be familiar with the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). For that candidate will need a certification called Licentiate.

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada. The following are the requirements to get this certificate:

  • Must pass the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examinations, these examinations are broken down into two: part 1 and part 2.
  • Must complete at least 12 months of postgraduate training.

The important thing to note that is getting approval from MCC does not mean that the candidate can practice in Canada. Part 1 of the MCCQE can be taken from anywhere around the world but part 2 of the MCCQE has to be taken in Canada only. After passing both examinations, the candidate still needs the approval of the Medical Regulatory Authorities in the province or territory.

Following is the list of medical authorities in Canada according to the provinces respectively:

Province/Territory Medical Regulatory Authority
Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
British Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba
New Brunswick College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland & Labrador
Northwest Territories Government of the Northwest Territories
Nunavut Nunavut Department of Health and Social Services Medical Registration Committee
Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Prince Edward Island College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island
Quebec College des medecIns du Quebec
Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan
Yukon Yukon Medical Council

What are the fees for a Doctor to apply for PR Visa?

Candidates who are planning to immigrate to Canada as a doctors must be aware of the other costs for their budget estimation. Some of the related costs are as follows:

  • Degree Verification - CAD$ 293 per medical credential
  • Translation fees - CAD$ 187 per page
  • Education Credential Assessment (ECA) - CAD$ 160
  • Applicant fees for MCCEE Part 1 - CAD$ 1,836

Under which provinces is a doctor's occupation in demand?

Some of the provinces in Canada have a special stream in their immigration nomination programs only for health care professionals. These provincial nomination programs are as follows:

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