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 Health Careers Manitoba 


Centralized registration for newcomers 

Manitoba Start provides central registration services for all newcomers arriving in Winnipeg, Manitoba. From one location, get access to services and supports to help you settle in Winnipeg.

Learn more at Manitoba Start


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


Manitoba Careers for Internationally Educated Professionals Program

This program supports internationally educated professionals (IEPs) towards their goal of working in their professional fields in Manitoba. It provides non-repayable financial assistance to help IEPs with assessment and training costs while pursuing registration. To be eligible, individuals must have started the registration process with a Manitoba regulator, and be motivated and able to complete the process in a timely, efficient and continuous manner.

For more information and to apply, visit their website


Manitoba Student Aid

This is a supplemental financial assistance program for Manitobans who do not have enough resources to pay for post-secondary education (university or college) on their own. This program provides various types of funding through the Manitoba Student Aid Program and the Canada Student Loans and Grants Programs. Funding includes repayable government student loans and non-repayable grants and/or bursaries.

For more information, visit their website.