Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)

LMCC and the Canadian Medical Register

In accordance with the MCC by-laws:


A medical graduate can be registered in the Canadian Medical Register provided he or she has successfully completed:

  • the Qualifying Examination prior to Jan. 1, 1992, and upon submitting evidence in the form determined by the Executive Director that the candidate has satisfactorily completed at least twelve months of acceptable postgraduate training or an acceptable equivalent; or
  • the MCCQE Part I and the MCCQE Part II.


A physician who meets the foregoing requirements is enrolled in the Canadian Medical Register as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) and receives a Certificate of Registration (wallet-size plastic card). This certificate serves as official proof of registration. If submitted to a medical regulatory authority or other agency, it should be recovered by the owner for further use as required. A testamur (suitable for framing), intended for display purposes rather than as official proof of registration, is also provided.


The LMCC is not a licence to practise medicine, the issuance of such being a function of the medical regulatory authorities. When a candidate has satisfied the various requirements imposed by the medical regulatory authority, the final step towards licensure to practise is to submit an application to the Registrar of that medical regulatory authority.