The Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) is a qualification awarded to medical graduates by the Medical Council of Canada.

While it is not a licence to practise medicine in Canada, it is part of the requirements for being awarded full licensure by the provincial and territorial medical regulatory authorities.

You will receive the LMCC qualification if you have:

  • Passed with success the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I and Part II
  • Satisfactorily completed at least 12 months of postgraduate clinical medical training (or an acceptable equivalent)

You may also be awarded the LMCC if:

  • You have submitted evidence of at least 12 months of postgraduate clinical medical training AND
  • Successfully completed:
    • The Qualifying Examination prior to Jan. 1, 1992; OR
    • The MCCQE Part I, and during the years from 2013 to 2015, the Medical Council of Canada/College of Family Physicians of Canada harmonized examination

Receiving the LMCC qualification

When you receive the LMCC qualification, you will get a Certificate of Registration (a wallet-sized plastic card) that serves as your official proof of registration that you can show to a medical regulatory authority or other organization. You will also receive a wall-hanging certificate (“testamur”) that confirms your qualification.