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Migrate to Canada as a Doctor to Make a Career for Yourself

Migrating to Canada as a DoctorCanada is a vast country that is in constant need of people to occupy its regions in order to help them to develop. The Canadian government has in place a number of schemes that allow people from other countries to get a Canadian Immigration Visa, so that they can reside in Canada permanently.

Canadian Immigration Visas

This visa, popularly known as Canada Green Card, can be obtained through a number of options.

Each visa has its own specific requirement that will allow an immigrant from some other country to qualify for it. The obvious choice for any doctor intending to come to Canada is the Skilled Worker Visa. This process can be further assisted if the doctor candidate already has a job offer from a Canadian employer in the health field.

Priority Occupations

The Canadian government also has in place a Priority Occupation List where the skills available nationally, face a shortage. Specialist physicians, general practitioners and family physicians are part of this list. This makes it easier for skilled doctors immigrating to Canada. The basic requirement for visas for those who want to migrate to Canada as doctors is a qualification from an approved medical school along with one or more years of work experience.

The doctors also have to go through the qualifying examination of the Medical Council of Canada, and get further licensing from the provincial authorities, before they can practice. Candidates requiring these visas have to prove a proficiency in English or French.

The Process of Application and Accreditation for Doctors Immigrating to Canada

When a person wants to migrate to Canada as a doctor, he or she must understand that the process of accreditation is a way to satisfy the required standards of public health and safety. The evaluating examination conducted by the Medical Council of Canada is to determine the medical knowledge of the candidate compared to the standards that Canadian doctors have to acquire.

It is also essential that the original qualification of the visa candidate has a degree that lists, either in the International Medical Education Directory or with the World Health Organization. Besides passing the exam conducted by the MCC, doctors may also need to undergo further training at Canadian universities, before they are able to practice their profession. This requirement varies from province to province.

Other Important Factors

Persons who want to migrate to Canada as a doctor will significantly increase their chances of employment if they can prove their proficiency in English or French, which are the two languages commonly spoken in different parts of Canada. Such proficiency is a must for any medical recertification.

It quite often happens that people who are proficient in language, find it difficult to prove, as they are not yet familiar with the slight nuances of the language as spoken in Canada. Nevertheless, extra language skills can be quite valuable if you are immigrating to Canada as a doctor.

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7 thoughts on “Migrate to Canada as a Doctor to Make a Career for Yourself

  1. Jayed

    Hi there
    I am a MMBS doctor from Bangladesh,currently working in India as medical officer for 3 years.i want to migrate to Canada.
    Which category can I apply to?can you give me any link.is it easy to get job job on same area?
    Regards
    Zahed

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    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jayed. Thank you for writing to us. In order to evaluate the best strategy for you I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to look at all the details of your situation to see which immigration program is the best for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  2. Dr JAFFER MERCHANT

    I have done my graduation and postgraduatation and degree and diploma from PAKISTAN medical council and iam member of same and now I am member of Maldives medical council and working in Ministry of HEALTH MALDIVES IN ONE OF ITS REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN ONE OF ITS REGIONAL ISLAND.

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  3. Dr JAFFER MERCHANT

    Hello ,This is Dr Jaffer Merchant
    I am Otolaryngology specialist (ENT) WITH 17 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
    I WISH TO GET A PLACEMENT IN CANADA
    MY WIFE IS BECOM GRADUATE
    what are the policy and programs in which we can get the immigration done with our 3 kids

    Please get me a favourable feedback.

    Regrds
    Dr Jaffer Merchant

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Sir. There are two paths that are available to you and your family. The first path would be where you get a job offer from a Canadian healthcare institution. You must keep in mind that each province in Canada has their own rules and regulations when it comes to certification equivalencies. Once you have the job offer, we can help you get the work visa that you would need. The second path would be to apply to the Express Entry program. It is a points based selection program. From what you have written, it seems that you and your wife would receive high scores. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your family. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  4. Dr aasyia jabben

    Hi I’m a doctor by profession I did my medical degree from Russia , I do have five years of experience , I did my IELTS examp I score 6.5 bands can I apply for canadian pr. please help me with case best regards dr aasyia jabeen.

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Dr. Jabben. Thank you for writing to us. There are many opportunities for someone with your credentials. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply

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