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Ontario is accepting applications from International medical graduates

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 13, Apr 2020

visas default image It's an opportunity for the International medical graduates to practice medicine in Canada. To fight the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Ontario Province of Canada is accepting the applications from the International medical graduates, who have already passed their exam to practice medicine in Canada or who graduated from medical school within the past 2 years.

Ontario is one of the key provinces in Canada that invites and nominates the skilled and talented people from overseas for Canadian permanent residency through key streams of its popular provincial nominee program, i.e. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The OINP has dedicated streams for inviting overseas skilled workers and international graduates.

Opportunity for International medical graduates

If you are a medical graduate from overseas, you have an opportunity to apply for a temporary license that will allow you to work in Ontario, Canada. In the province of Ontario, the College of Physicians and Surgeons is allowing those candidates to apply for Supervised Short-Duration Certificates, who have not yet secured a Canadian medical residency position.

These certificates will give permission to the foreign medical graduates to practice in the province of Ontario for almost a month, i.e. 30 days, with the probability to continue working for further if their temporary license is sanctioned for renewal.
Also read- 5 Things You Can Prepare for Canada Immigration despite Covid-19 Disruption

Who is eligible?

As an overseas medical graduates in Canada, you can be eligible for this prospect, provided you have:
  • completed a medical degree from a recognized medical school
  • practiced medicine full-time within the preceding 2 years (including medical school)
  • confirmation of employment from one of the sanctioned categories of facilities laid out in the Medicine Act, including public hospitals; and
  • Identified a supervisor.
As per the reports, certificates regarding this have been issued by the government since previous month, however few doctors have applied as of now.

Canada is inviting the Immigration applications despite Covid-19

Despite the row over the Covid-19, the Canadian government or IRCC continues to receive applications and invite the candidates through periodic draws of Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Hence, the Express entry system of Canada is likely to achieve its annual immigration target (i.e. 341,000) this year, looking at the regularity of the number of invitations being issued by IRCC. It indicates that Canada is positive about accepting immigrants despite the temporary turmoil about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Also read- Canada PNP process and requirements 2020
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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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