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International Medical Graduate (IMG)

Regional Health Authorities in Canada

If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG) and are looking for advice on how to re-locate to a rural or remote part of Canada, we encourage you to visit the regional pages and review the links below. While we strive to keep the links current, we are not responsible for the content or changes on each site.  

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International Medical Graduates Guide to CARMS and Rural Residency.

This event was a virtual interactive session for international medical graduates interested in applying to CaRMS this year or in the future! We discussed CaRMS applications, the process, and some helpful tips.

We aimed this event at those interested in rural medicine and answered any burning questions you had!

Event Objectives:

  • To help guide IMGs on their CaRMS applications, including the exams, timelines and process of applying
  • Tips and tricks that we learned from applying over the years
  • Discuss rural residency as IMGs, preparation for rotations and how we are adjusting

Hosted:  Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

  • Dr. Natasha Premji PGY-1 Family Medicine - University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Brian McPherrin PGY-1 Family Medicine - Queens University
  • Dr. Aivy Cheng PGY-1 Family Medicine - University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Kimberly Thompson PGY-1 Family Medicine - Dalhousie University

Click the image below to watch the webinar. Exclusive access for SRPC Members.

CaRMs 2nd Iteration Workshop for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) Webinar

This event was designed to help International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with 2nd iteration applications and navigating through the CaRMs process!

Event Objectives:

  • To help applicants with 2nd iteration timelines
  • To understand the requirements for 2nd iteration
  • To better help understand the rank order list
  • How the post-match process works

Hosted:  Thursday March 28th, 2024


Click the image below to watch the webinar. Exclusive access for SRPC Members.

IMG Community in The Rounds

In collaboration with The Rounds, a secure network for healthcare professionals, the SRPC is leading an online community to support International Medical Graduates in their transition to practicing in rural or remote parts of Canada.

The IMG community in The Rounds is now open to both those who are seeking support in their transition as well as IMGs who are established in a rural area and willing to answer newcomers' questions. For more information or to register for free, click here:

Call for Rural Physicians to Support IMGs

Supporting International Medical Graduates (IMGs) is a crucial part of addressing the HCP shortage in rural and remote areas across Canada. To help IMGs navigate the barriers of getting established as an HCP in Canada, SRPC is leading an online community for IMGs hosted by The Rounds, a secure network for healthcare professionals.

If you are willing to lend your expertise to the IMG community, please register here:

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