Steps to Take
How to Become a Canadian Physician
1. Ensure your medical degree is recognized in Canada
Check the following Work Directory of Medical Schools for your school. Note that your
school must have a Canada Sponsor indication to be transferable to Canada.
2. Verify your medical credentials
In order to take the exam, you must create a physiciansapply.ca account. This will allow
you to apply for exam and share your documents. A one-time fee is required.
Add your medical credentials into your physiciansapply.ca account. Your first step is to
send a copy of your final medical diploma to the MCC for source verification. You can do
this by clicking Source Verification Requests in your account and Creating a New SVR.
Once this is completed you can share your credentials within your account with other
provinces territories in Canada.
3. Take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam (Part I)
The exam is taken online, and you can register through your physiciansapply.ca account.
You will not be able to take the exam until you have submitted a Source Verification (SVR).