International Medical Graduates
International Medical Graduates (IMGs) regardless of education, licensure or experience, must obtain a license to practice their profession in Canada. Each province or territory has its own licensing organization that sets the requirements and regulates the practice of the medical profession and specialties within the jurisdiction. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) is the regulatory body for medical doctors and surgeons in Nova Scotia.
Pathway to Licensure
- Employment Counselling
- Communication for Healthcare Professionals
- Job Search Workshops
- Practice Interviews
- Professional Mentors
- Career Pathways Loan Fund
- IELTS Preparation
The IMG Bridging Program offers a number of programs, services, and resources to support IMGs entry into the Canadian healthcare system.
Learn more about the IMG Bridging Program.
To register for the IMG Bridging Program please talk to your Employment Specialist.
International Medical Graduates Multi-stakeholder Working Group
To work in a regulated occupation requires a particular certification or licensure. Skilled immigrants understand the importance of high standards of practice, but they need fair and realistic opportunities to have their qualifications assessed and recognized so they can work in their fields.