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This section lists the documents required depending on the type of application that you wish to submit to the Collège des médecins du Québec (Collège). To find out the applicable fees, go to the List of fees.

Important: The Medical Education Division will not keep any document concerning you that is received before it receives your application from physiciansapply.ca or the Collège's Online services.

 This section lists the documents required for each of the following types of application:

Types de demande
  1. Application for special authorization – Regular and accelerated application
  2. Application for registration
  3. Application for a training card
  4. Application for a review of a file as a fellow
  5. Application for a regular permit – Practice ready (M.D. – QC, CAN, U.S.)
  6. Application for a regular permit – Practice ready (holder of a regular permit to practice in Canada)
  7. Application for a regular permit – By recognition of the equivalence of an M.D. degree for international medical graduates (IMGs)
  8. Application for a restrictive permit – Quebec-France MRA, Clinician, Professor
  9. Application to convert a restrictive permit into a regular permit.
Documents that must be sent directly to physiciansapply.ca

Your documents will be source verified in accordance with established criteria.

Please see the physiciansapply.ca page: How to submit a document

Make sure you have authorized the Collège to access all your documents.

Note that provisional degree certificates (M.D. and specialized programs) are not accepted.

Translation of documents

If your credentials are in a language other than French or English, you must use the physiciansapply.ca translation service. 

Please refer to the physiciansapply.ca website: Translation of your documents.

Documents that must be sent directly to the Collège

Your documents must be letter size (216 mm x 279 mm or 8.5 in x 11 in).

Certified true copies of documents must be provided, since original documents will not be returned to you.

If your document is written in a language other than French or English, you must provide an official translation bearing the seal of a certified translator. 
If the wording of the seal is in a language other than French or English, it must also be translated. Separate translations must be attached for each document.

Send your document(s) by mail to:

Medical Education Division
Collège des médecins du Québec
Suite 3500
1250, René-Lévesque Boulevard West
Montreal (Quebec) H3B 0G2

1. Application for special authorization (telemedicine and other activities) - Regular application and accelerated application

Special authorization (telemedicine and other activities) – Regular application

Send the Collège:

* You may not receive your M.D. degree until later in the year, but you will still be able to submit your application. Please send the CMQ a certified true copy of your MD diploma as soon as received or upload the document on your physiciansapply.ca account.

Letter required:

  1. Practice in a health care institution: letter from the Director of Professional Services specifying the dates, disciplines, activities that will be engaged in and the name of the department head.
  2. Practice at an accredited training site: letter from the Director of Professional Services specifying the dates, disciplines, activities that will be engaged in, the name of the department head and the name of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
  3. Exclusive to telemedicine – Practice in another organization: letter of justification from the medical director or medical sponsor specifying the dates, disciplines, activities that will be engaged in, the name of the medical director or medical sponsor; this is in addition to the letter required under Point 1 or Point 2, as appropriate. 

Special authorization (telemedicine and other activities) – Accelerated application
– Holder of a regular permit and a specialist’s certificate from Canada

Send the Collège:

Letter required:

  1. Practice in a health care institution: letter from the Director of Professional Services specifying the dates, disciplines, activities that will be engaged in and the name of the department head.
  2. Practice at an accredited training site: letter from the Director of Professional Services specifying the dates, disciplines, activities that will be engaged in, the name of the department head and the name of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
  3. Exclusive to telemedicine – Practice in another organization: letter of justification from the medical director or medical sponsor specifying the dates, disciplines, activities that will be engaged in, the name of the medical director or medical sponsor; this is in addition to the letter required under Point 1 or Point 2, as appropriate. 

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2.Application for registration

Send the Collège:

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3. Application for a training card

Send the Collège:

M.D. Canada:
You can upload your M.D. degree to your personal account at physiciansapply.ca

  • Please wait until you receive a message from physiciansapply.ca
  • Please authorize the Collège to access the document 

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4. Application for a review of a file as a fellow

Send to physiciansapply.ca: 

  • Doctor of Medicine degree*
  • Postgraduate training certificates3 or letter of attestation from the Dean* in the speciality the training period is in
  • Specialist’s certificate in the speciality the training period is in
    • If you have not obtained the certificate within 9 months of the start of the training period, you will have to provide proof that you have passed the MCCEE or MCCQE Part I or USMLE / Step 2 CK.
  • Any current and valid medical licenses held outside Quebec, including the right to practice as an intern or resident

* If you are in your final year of training or have completed your postgraduate training and are waiting to receive your State Doctor of Medicine degree or your specialist’s certificate, you must submit a letter of attestation from the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine indicating the start date and expected end date of the postgraduate training as well as the expected date of issue of your degree or certificate. Once the degree or certificate is issued, it must be submitted to physiciansapply.ca for source verification.

Send the Collège:

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5. Application for a regular permit (Practice ready) – Regular application – Medical graduate – Quebec, Canada, United States

Quebec medical graduate

Send the Collège:

  • Two identity documents issued in accordance with the Policy respecting a professional’s name and name change requests1
  • Certificates of recent medical activities, where applicable – provide details about the type of activity, duration (number of hours/week and number of months/year)

  • Proof of French language proficiency (see exemptions)

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree

    • You can upload your M.D. degree to your personal account at physiciansapply.ca.
      • Please wait until you receive a message from physiciansapply.ca
      • Please authorize the Collège to access the document

If you are a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, have passed your CFPC or Royal College certification examinations and have participated in the ALDO-Quebec educational activity, this information must be available and verifiable by the Collège. 

Canadian medical graduate

Send the Collège:

If you are a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, have passed your CFPC or Royal College certification examinations and have participated in the ALDO-Quebec educational activity, this information must be available and verifiable by the Collège. 

United States medical graduate

Send to physiciansapply.ca:

Send the Collège:

If you are a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, have passed your CFPC or Royal College certification examinations and have participated in the ALDO-Quebec educational activity, this information must be available and verifiable by the Collège. 

FIN DES SECTIONS

6. Application for a regular permit (Practice ready) – Accelerated application – Holder of a regular permit and a specialist’s certificate from Canada

Send the Collège:

The holder of a regular permit to practice family medicine issued before 1994 is exempt from the obligation to hold a certificate in family medicine. 

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7. Application for a permit (regular) – By recognition of the equivalence of an M.D. degree / International medical graduate (IMG)

To obtain recognition of the equivalence of an M.D. degree (Step 1)

Send to physiciansapply.ca:

  • If you have the status as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC): 
    • Doctor of Medicine degree*
  • If you do not have the status as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC): 

* If you have a "Diplôme de Formation Approfondie en Sciences Médicales 3ème année ex DCEM 4 (DFASM3)" or graduate medical degree in France, you must submit your degree to physiciansapply.ca for source verification. 

Send the Collège:

Application for a regular permit – once the step to obtain recognition of equivalence has been completed (Steps 2, 3 and 4)

The Collège’s requirements:

  • Postgraduate training (residency) certificates from Quebec3
    • if in Canada: directly from the faculty
    • if outside Canada: source verified by physiciansapply.ca
  • Proof of your status as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
  • Pass the CFPC or Royal College examinations – if you passed a Royal College subspecialty examination, you must also pass the basic specialty (primary specialty) examination 
  • Proof of participation in the ALDO-Quebec educational activity
  • Proof of French language proficiency (see exemptions)
  • Certificates of recent medical activities, where applicable – provide details about the type of activity, duration (number of hours/week and number of months/year) 

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8. Application for a restrictive permit – MRA (Quebec-France Agreement), Clinician, Professor

MRA (Quebec-France Agreement)

REQUIREMENT:
The agreement applies to physicians in Quebec or France who:

  • are legally authorized to practice medicine;
  • have a credential from an authority that is recognized or designated by Quebec or France.

Send to physiciansapply.ca:

  • State Doctor of Medicine degree from France
  • Certificates of postgraduate training3 completed during internship or residency
  • Specialty degree or qualification in general medicine

 
Send the Collège:

Note: if you obtained a sponsorship, a letter will be sent directly to the Collège by Recrutement Santé Québec (RSQ).

Clinician

REQUIREMENT:

A letter of sponsorship will be sent directly to the Collège by Recrutement Santé Québec.

Send to physiciansapply.ca:

  • Doctor of Medicine degree
  • Proof that you have passed the MCCEE or MCCQE Part I or USMLE / Step 2 CK (note that theUSMLE / Step 2 CK result must be sent to the Collège)
  • Postgraduate training certificates3 
  • Specialist’s certificate or qualification in general medicine
  • Medical licence (not required for applicants who have a State Doctor of Medicine degree from France)

Send the Collège:

Sponsored professor

REQUIREMENT:

A letter from the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and a letter from the health care institution’s Director of Professional Services must be sent directly to the Collège.

Send to physiciansapply.ca:

  • Doctor of Medicine degree
  • Postgraduate training certificates3
  • Specialist’s certificate or qualification in general medicine
  • Medical licence (not required for applicants who have a State Doctor of Medicine degree from France)

Send the Collège:

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9. Application to convert a restrictive permit into a regular permit.

After less than five years and one renewal (examination required)

  • Recognition of equivalence of training by the Collège
  • Proof that you have passed the certification examinations
  • Proof of participation in the ALDO-Quebec educational activity
  • French language proficiency (exemptions)

After five years (no examination)

Other documents may be requested if necessary. 

FIN DES SECTIONS

1 In accordance with the College's Policy respecting a professional’s name and name change requests, the professional must provide two pieces of identification at the time of initial registration with the College and validate their common professional name.

If you were born in Canada:
First identity document: certified true copy of your birth certificate (issued by the Registrar of Civil Status)
Second identity document: one of the documents listed in the Policy (p. 3)

If you were born outside Canada:
First identity document: certified true copy of your valid passport
Second identity document: birth certificate (including an official translation bearing the seal of a certified translator if the document is written in a language other than French or English) or French national identity card OR any other Canadian identity document: 
- Canadian citizenship certificate (front and back)
- Permanent resident card (front and back)
- Canadian driver’s licence
- Canadian healthcare card

The name that appears on the Second identity document must be identical to your usual professional name (see the Policy).

2 Certificate(s) of professional conduct no more than three months old, issued by the medical regulatory authority of every country, state (State Board) or province that you are or have been licensed to practice in. Each certificate must be sent directly to the Collège by the issuing authority in a sealed envelope.

3 Postgraduate training certificates (corresponds in some countries to internship or residency): the letters must be signed by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine or by the Executive Director of the health care institution where the training was completed. The start and end dates of each training period must be specified for each discipline. 

Last update: August 11, 2021