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

  1. Prashant Choudhary

    Hello I am Prashant Choudhary . I am pursuing my MBBS from Tajikistan. After completing MBBS I want to do postgraduation from Canada . Can I know the procedures and the exams that I have to give .
    Hoping for your best response

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Prashant,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Unfortunately, we cannot give legal advice over the internet. As a client of Niren & Associates, we can definitely let you know the procedure and exams you need to take. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  2. Harpreet Kaur

    Hello, I am Dr.Harpreet Kaur, I am a Homoeopathic physician. I have done my B.H.M.S from Panjab University Chandigarh. I have 6+ years of experience. I practice independently here. I want to go to Canada to expand my work there. Please suggest ! Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Harpreet,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! With you advanced education and work experience, you may be eligible for a visa to immigrate to Canada. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. abdullah

    hi,its Dr Abdullah .i have done post graduation(FCPS)in urology recently,want to come to canada for job.please guide me

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Abdullah,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We have helped thousands of clients immigrate to Canada for jobs, and we may be able to help you! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. Dr.Bhavisha Ganatra

    I am a BAMS doctor from India with 7+ years of experience…. Further,I have been certified in child health n gyanecology…I am a general practioner…I wish to get placement vin Canada.Can I??Pls suggest.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Dr. Bhavish Ganatra,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! With your advanced degree and work experience, you may qualify for Canadian immigration. We have helped thousands of clients in similar situations like yours, and we may be able to help you! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  5. Dr. Dhiraj parihar

    Hii, myself Dr. Dhiraj, from india
    I have done residency in general surgery and wants to do superspeciality from canada in urology, and immigrate to canada, kindly suggest the correct way to achieve my goal.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Dr. Dhiraj,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! With your advanced degree and work experience you may qualify for Canadian immigration. We have helped thousands of clients in similar situations like yours, and we may be able to help you! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  6. Arnold wilcox

    Hi,
    My name is dr wilcox,
    I have an mbbs. Bao from the royal college of surgeons in ireland , have memberships in surgery from the college of surgeons and am also a member of the royal college of emergency medicine in the uk.
    I am currently very interested in pursuing career in medicine in Canada.
    Could it please advice me further as to why may be required and what my chances are.
    I also have written both steps 1 and 2 of the usmles, with good passing scores.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Dr. Wilcox,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! With your advanced degree and extended experience you may qualify for an Express Entry visa. I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  7. Deniz

    Hello,
    I’m a 29 years old neurologist, currently employed by ministry of health (turkey) . I’d like learn whether it is possible to move to Canada and do my job? If so, and how long does it take to obtain my license and what are the steps?
    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Deniz,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! With your extended experience, you may qualify for a work visa in Canada. We have helped thousands of clients in your similar situations, and we may be able to help you! We do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  8. Dr rajiv ranjan

    I m a ophthalmologist and very much interested to work in Canada.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Rajiv,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! Its great to hear your interest in immigrating to Canada. With your advanced degree, we will be able to help you obtain a valid visa for your travels. Hiring an immigration lawyer in our office will help you get answers to all of your questions and have the legal assistance to help you during your journey. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  9. Dr. Grace Odjighoro

    Hi, I just received my MBBS degree from a medical school in Nigeria and I’m thinking of migrating to Canada…please what are my options.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Grace,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! Its great to hear your interest in immigrating to Canada. With your advanced degree we will be able to help you obtain a valid visa for your travels. Hiring an immigration lawyer in our office will help you get answers to all of your questions and have the legal assistance to help you during your journey. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  10. Joseph

    Good day. I am Dr Joseph from Nigeria. I have completed my medical degree in Nigeria since 2013 and currently have only a little over 3 years experience. Had a band 8.0 on my ielts. Seriously considering moving to Canada. What are my best options please. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Dr. Joseph,

      You have several different options for immigrating to Canada. The process for each of these visas can be quite complicated, so I always recommend advising an immigration lawyer for legal advice. There is a Canadian work visa, if you are interested in working in Canada. There is also a visitor visa if you are interested in visiting for a while but not moving quite yet. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to get you status here in Canada.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  11. S Maajid

    Hello.
    This is Dr Maajid M.S. Orthopaedics. I am already working in a University Hospital as professor of Orthopaedics Division Spine Surgery.
    I have done my short fellowship Spine Surgery in University Hospital of Wales U.K. I am currently heading Division of Spine Surgery in my Hospital.
    My wife is also a doctor having done her MBBS recognized by Medical Council of India.
    I want to immigrate to Canada along with my two kids and wife.
    Your advice is solicited.

    Reply
    1. VIDHU

      Hi, I am doctor by profession, I have completed my M.B.B.S degree from india , which is recognised by indian medical council.
      I have 2 yrs experience , I want to migrate to canada , can u guide me regarding this.

      Regards
      VIDHU

      Reply
      1. Immigration Lawyers

        Hi Vidhu,
        Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! With your advanced degree, you may qualify for a few different visas. We have helped thousands of Doctors immigrate to Canada, and we would love to help you! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

        The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

        Reply
  12. Monisha

    Hello sir.
    I have completed my Md in obstetrics and gynecology. I would like to work in Canada. Please guide me the pathway which I should apply.
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Monisha. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. 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 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  13. 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

    Reply
    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
  14. 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.

    Reply
    1. Anwar Hossain Khan

      I have just completed mbbs from Bangladesh. I have strong desire to immigrate in canada as a doctor. How i can proceed myself for immigration?

      Reply
      1. Anwar Hossain Khan

        I have just completed mbbs from Bangladesh. I have strong desire to immigrate in canada as a doctor. How i can proceed myself for immigration?

        Reply
        1. Immigration Lawyers

          Hi Anwar,

          Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help you immigrate to Canada to practice medicine. First, we need to take a closer look at you and your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

          The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

          Reply
      2. Immigration Lawyers

        Hi Anwar,

        Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help you immigrate to Canada to practice medicine. First, we need to take a closer look at you and your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

        The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

        Reply
  15. 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

    Reply
    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
  16. 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.

    Reply
    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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