Provisional Registration – Family Practice Limited

NOTE:  If you are an International Medical Graduate:

(a) Review the Academic and Postgraduate clinical training requirements, as noted below.  As well, for further information, please review the requirements at the University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, International Medical Graduate Program

i) If you are applying to the Family Physician Assessment Program (PRA MB-FP), applications must first be made to the University of Manitoba PRA MB-FP Program.  See further information on their website regarding dates and application process.

ii) If you are applying to the Family Physician Training Program (MLPIMG), applications must first be made to the University of Manitoba MLPIMG Program.

(b) who has satisfactorily completed postgraduate training in family medicine in a jurisdiction approved by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and obtain eligibility for CFPC certification through the Recognized Training and Certification Outside Canada Route, you may be eligible for provisional registration based on your CFPC eligibility.  Please contact the CFPC directly for further information


I. Introduction

The following information is designed to assist interested persons in understanding the requirements for Provisional Registration and the issuing of a certificate of practice to practise medicine in the province of Manitoba. This information cannot cover all circumstances and a definite answer with respect to registrability can only be given upon the submission of an application with supporting documents and the required documentation fee.

In any disagreement between this information and the wording of The Regulated Health Professions Act of Manitoba and Regulations thereunder, or any other legislation governing these matters, the terms of the legislation will prevail.

Prospective applicants for family practice are encouraged to contact MB HealthCare Providers Network. The MB HealthCare Providers Network offers assistance to candidates with system navigation and connection to employers. To register, please visit MB HealthCare Providers Network.

Physicians do not require an offer of employment to submit an application for registration to the College. However, applicants who do not meet the requirements for full registration and who are applying for provisional (previously referred to as conditional) registration in family practice, and who require an assessment, must also submit a separate application to the Division of Continuing Professional Development, Practice Ready Assessment – Family Practice (PRA-FP).  Information is available on the University of Manitoba website.

Note that physicians who require an assessment will be issued registration in the Regulated Associate Member – Assessment Candidate – Family Practice class while undergoing the assessment


II. REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION: Regulated Member – Provisional – Family Practice Limited

A. Credentials – Academic and Postgraduate Clinical Training

B. Application and Disclosure Requirements required under the RHPA and CPSM General Regulation.

B1.  English Language Proficiency

C. Minister’s Certificate. Requests for the Minister’s Certificate are considered by MB HealthCare Providers Network upon receipt of confirmation from the College that the applicant is eligible for provisional registration.

D. If applicable, satisfactory completion of an assessment process acceptable to the College. Candidates will be required to participate in the assessment process in effect at the time the candidate is referred for assessment. Neither the College nor the University is responsible for the costs of the assessment. Costs should be discussed with the prospective employer.

For information on the PRA-FP conducted under the auspices of the Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of Manitoba, please refer to information on the University of Manitoba website.



Applicants for the provisional family practice limited class must complete the Application for Medical Registration (AMR). You will be required to submit the following fees at the time you submit your AMR: $200 Medical Council of Canada fee; $210 CPSM Review of Qualifications fee. Please note that application fees are non-refundable. 



Physicians will be required to sign a written undertaking to the College with respect to the terms and conditions of the provisional registration which will include an individualized monitoring program which may include:

  1. self-audit using the problem oriented medical record
  2. 360 Review
  3. external chart audit
  4. on-site review

Costs of the monitoring program will be the responsibility of the registrant.



If you are registered with, you do not need to submit copies of the documents that are in your profile, but you must select document sharing with the College. If you do not have a profile, you will be required to submit original notarized copies of supporting documents. You will be contacted by the College following submission of your Application for Medical Registration with respect to the documentation that will be required.

Before registration is issued and prior to commencing practice, a recent passport-type photograph and evidence of identity, including evidence that the applicant is legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian passport/birth certificate; passport and one of the following: permanent resident status, valid work permit, or Canadian citizenship) is required.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the documentation is complete.



All regulated members in the regulated member provisional family practice limited class must be a member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association or carry a policy of professional liability insurance acceptable to the College of at least $10,000,000.00.



Once a position has been obtained in Manitoba, and before registration is issued, the applicant will be required to attend a group orientation. Registration and certificate of practice fees are due prior to commencing practice.



To engage in the practice of medicine, a member must hold a valid certificate of practice entitling the holder to practise in his or her field(s) of practice in accordance with CPSM General Regulation s.2.10(2).

Certificate of Practice Fees

  1. Certificate Year
  2. Monthly: A certificate for a calendar month or portion thereof may be issued at a reduced fee. This is primarily designed for those doing a locum tenens who will not be practising for more than six calendar months in the certificate fee year.



The Regulation governing the requirements for registration in Manitoba contains several requirements to maintain registration. For those in the provisional family practice limited class these include:

(a) obtaining the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada [LMCC] and Certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada within five years of the date of provisional registration.

(b) obtaining a designation of successful, or partially successful in the Manitoba Practice Assessment Program (MPAP), within five years of the date of provisional registration.

The Registrar may extend that period for up to an additional 12 months, subject to any conditions that the Registrar considers advisable, if the applicant applies in writing for an extension before his or her 5 years expires and sets out the reasons for the extension request; and the Registrar determines that the member requires the extension due to an extended absence from professional practice due to a medical condition or for any statutory or approved leave. The Registrar must give written reasons for decision, and the applicant has a right of appeal. [CPSM General Regulation ss. 3.72 and 3.73]


X. CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION [CPSM General Regulation, s. 3.84]

In addition to the cancellation requirements in the RHPA, s. 48(1) to 52, a provisional (family practice limited) registration is cancelled upon the earliest of:

  1. The revocation or lapse of the certificate from the Minister.
  2. If the physician:

a. ceases to be eligible for any MCC examination for cause;

b. has his or her certification by the CFPC or the American Board of Medical Specialties revoked for cause;

c. in the case of a physician enrolled in the MPAP, at the end of the five year period if the physician:

A. ceases to be eligible for or enrolled in the MPAP, or

B. receives a designation of unsuccessful in the MPAP.

3. If the physician ceases practice in Manitoba;

4. If the specified or extended registration period ends.



The College cannot be responsible for delays in registering persons who have not submitted their application and documents well in advance of arrival in Manitoba. The College cannot be responsible for delays due to incomplete documentation.

Applicants are cautioned that they must not engage in practice in this province until such time as a certificate of practice have been issued.

Applicants should advise referees that their name has been used, and that the application cannot be completed without responses. Therefore, prompt replies to our inquiries would be appreciated. Please ensure that you provide full e-mail or postal addresses of referees.

To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure the documentation is complete.