Dec. 10, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: Dec. 10, 2014

Quebec now using pan-Canadian portal for medical registration

Ottawa – The Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) and the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) announced today that Quebec is now accepting applications for medical registration through the physiciansapply.ca portal.

The physiciansapply.ca portal is designed to allow eligible physicians to complete and submit an application for medical registration electronically, i.e., submit an application for a licence to practise medicine in a Canadian province or territory to medical regulatory authorities such as the CMQ. This new portal will facilitate the assessment of applications by offering a comprehensive, standardized approach to the review of a candidate’s qualifications. The candidate’s documents will be collected, reviewed, verified, stored and translated as needed through a new centralized system. The portal will eventually allow a physician to submit one or more applications across the country, without having to resubmit the same documents for each application. Each medical regulatory authority will continue to assess applications based on its own criteria. Quebec will accept applications in both official languages.

The physiciansapply.ca system also provides its users with access to MCC examinations and source verification services, and enables candidates to share their credentials and documents with registered stakeholders.

“This new portal makes it easier for candidates to access services from across the medical community, and facilitates the CMQ’s review of applications, which will be streamlined and standardized,” said Dr. Yves Robert, Secretary of the CMQ.

“We are extremely pleased to have the CMQ as a key partner and early adopter of the portal,” said Dr. Ian Bowmer, Executive Director of the MCC. “We are looking forward to introducing Quebec physicians to the medical registration process in physiciansapply.ca.”

The application for medical registration in physiciansapply.ca is now open to all new candidates applying for a regular permit or a restricted permit in Quebec as well as to those seeking to convert their restricted permit to a regular permit. Information about the process and the documents required for each type of application is available on the CMQ website at www.cmq.org.

Québec is the third province, after Alberta and Nova Scotia, to use the application for medical registration in this pan-Canadian portal. Through its participation, the Collège is contributing to maintaining excellence in the management of the credentials evaluation process. More regulatory authorities from across Canada will implement the new application process in 2015.

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For more information:

Leslie Labranche
Public Relations Coordinator
Collège des médecins du Québec
Media line: 514 933-4179
llabranche@cmq.org

Jessica Hertzog-Grenier
Director of Communications
Medical Council of Canada
613-521-6012, ext. 2277
jhertzog@mcc.ca