The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) grants a qualification in medicine known as the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) to physicians who have met its requirements. The LMCC is a part of the Canadian Standard, the set of requirements physicians need to meet to apply for a full licence to practise medicine in Canada. Until November 2018, the MCC offered four exams, of which three lead up to the LMCC. The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCEE) has now been phased out.
As of 2018, there will be changes to the MCC’s examination program, impacting all examinations.Learn more
The last MCCEE took place on November 11, 2018. International medical graduates and students can now apply to the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I directly without first having to take the MCCEE.
International medical graduates applying for residency must pass the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination, which tests for the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to enter a residency training program in Canada.
MCCQE Part I
The MCC administers two qualifying examinations: the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I and the MCCQE Part II. You must pass both to become a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC). You must pass the MCCQE Part I before you can take the MCCQE Part II.
MCCQE Part II
You must pass the MCCQE Part II before you can receive your LMCC qualification. You will also need to have successfully completed (or be close to completing) 12 months of postgraduate clinical medical training.