About Us

A comprehensive website and account-based portal
for medical students and graduates run by
the Medical Council of Canada


physiciansapply.ca provides the following:

  • a wide range of features and services to help medical students and graduates through the process of becoming practising physicians in Canada. This includes applying for exams and medical registration, sharing credentials with medical regulatory authorities and other organizations, and providing an orientation to the communication and cultural challenges facing physicians new to Canada.
  • supports fair, transparent, timely and consistent credential recognition for international medical graduates.


physiciansapply.ca is run by the Medical Council of Canada with funding and support from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) and its members.

  • The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) is Canada’s medical examination hub, dedicated to ensuring the highest level of medical care for Canadians through high-quality physician evaluation. Visit mcc.ca to learn more.
  • FMRAC aims to implement common standards and best practices on behalf of the public to advance medical regulation in Canada. Visit fmrac.ca for more.

ESDC is the Government of Canada’s department responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services. It works to promote skills development and ensure labour market integration of recent immigrants. Learn more at www.esdc.gc.ca.

Practising in Canada

physiciansapply.ca outlines the process to becoming a practising physician in Canada. Find out more about the different requirements, including how to obtain the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada.


The orientation section of physiciansapply.ca consists of the Communication and Cultural Competence orientation program. Work through the five cases and the Communication skills module for an overview of some of the communications and cultural challenges facing physicians in Canada.

Discover the services available through your physiciansapply.ca account


Access the Communication and Cultural Competence physician orientation program