International Medical Graduate Resources

For information on applying for registration in assessment classes for International Medical Graduates, click here.


If you are thinking of immigrating to Canada, please review the Government of Canada website to see what options are available to you.

Learn more at Immigrate to Canada 


Recognition counts is a program that provides support to skilled immigrants wishing to work in their fields of expertise or alternative career in Manitoba. The program offers financial counselling, as well as the opportunity to apply for a loan of up to $30,000 to help with the costs associated with obtaining employment in your occupation. 

Learn more at Recognition Counts 


English Language Proficiency 

For physicians trained outside Canada who did not, at the time of licensure in Canada, have to demonstrate English language proficiency, applicants will require language proficiency testing.

View English Language Proficiency requirements. 

English language testing (basic):

1.    IELTS academic version within the last 24 months at the time of application, and achieved a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components in the same sitting; or

2.    Occupational English Test – Medicine (OET-Medicine), with a minimum grade of B in each of the four subsets in the same sitting; or

3.    Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program – General (CELPIP-General) Test, with a minimum score of 9 in each of the four skills in the same sitting

Learn more about IELTS 

Learn more about CELPIP 

Learn more about OET


English Language Resources

Proficiency in English is a requirement for practicing medicine in Manitoba. Take advantage of the Government of Manitoba’s online resources to help you practise English online: 


English Online Program 

CBC Manitoba English Program 

Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral (WELARC) 


National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination 

The NAC Examination is a one-day exam that assesses your readiness to enter a Canadian residency program. It is a national, standardized examination that tests the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for entrance into postgraduate training in Canada.

Learn more about the NAC Examination


Document Translation

For CPSM documents:

CPSM accepts documents translated from any provider. The Language Bank at the Immigrant Centre various language services to Manitoba newcomers. 


Learn more about the Immigrant Centre's Language Bank


For PhysiciansApply documents:

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) only accepts documents translated by ITC TranslationsNATIONS Translation Group, and Straker for source verification of documents. Candidates must work directly with one of the providers to have their documents translated, including for any questions throughout the process, as well as for timelines, quality, pricing and payment. These providers are committed to delivering translations that meet the MCC’s requirements.


See more information on the MCC website Translation of your documents

If you have any questions Contact MCC


Physician Job Search in Manitoba 

Manitoba Healthcare Providers Network posts available opportunities and information about working as a physician in Manitoba.

Learn more at Manitoba Healthcare Providers Network 

Newcomer Settlement Services

The Immigrant Centre provides newcomers to Manitoba with free programs and services including settlement, employment, language, nutrition training, and verification of translations. 

Learn more about the Immigrant Centre