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Medical Council of Canada:

The Medical Council of Canada examination program will undergo significant changes that will take effect in 2018 and 2019. International Medical Graduates should visit the MCC Assessment Evolution website and become familiar with the changes and how they might be impacted.

Highlights include:

  • The changes enhance the four current MCC examinations and reflect the changing health-care needs of Canadians. The affected exams include:
    1. The Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I – assessing both Canadian and international candidates for entry into residency.
    2. The Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II – assessing both Canadian and international candidates for entry into independent practice.
    3. The Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) – providing initial screening for international medical graduates (IMGs) interested in practising in Canada.
    4. The National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination – assessing IMGs for entry into residency.
  • As of 2019, IMGs will no longer be required to pass the MCCEE before taking the MCCQE Part I or the NAC Examination. This means that IMGs will be able to directly challenge an examination (MCCQE Part I) that is more difficult and includes content that specifically assesses knowledge and clinical decision-making related to practising medicine in Canada.
  • A new passing standard will be implemented for the NAC Examination, MCCQE Part I and MCCQE Part II.
  • More opportunities to take and retake the MCCQE Part I – four to five times per year versus the current two times per year. It will also be offered in vendor centres around the world in multi-week windows.
  • New preparatory materials.
  • Changes to both MCCQE Part I and Part II including greater focus on health promotion, illness prevention and psychosocial factors – as well as communication with patient families, with other professionals, and with colleagues.

Ryerson University:

Visit Ryerson's ITMD Bridging Program website for information about their program for internationally trained medical doctors interested in pursuing non-licensed health care jobs in Ontario.


The New Mennonite Life Centre:


The RN Competencies Consortium:

  • Competency-based courses for IENs designed for IENs who have completed the Internationally Educated Nurses Competency Assessment Program (IENCAP) and have a relatively small number of gaps exclusively in the areas of ethical practice, self-regulation, professional responsibility and accountability, and/or service to the public.
  • Communications courses for IENs to help prepare them for the IEN Competency Assessment Process and help IENs to succeed in any subsequent university level courses they may wish to pursue. English language for Nurses in Canada, Academic and Professional Writing, and Culture of Nursing in Canada will help prepare IENs to perform to the best of their abilities in the IENCAP and truly demonstrate the RN competencies they bring with them to Canada.