The Medical Council of Canada and the local provincial licensing body, namely the College of Physicians and Surgeons of each individual province, govern the ability to practice medicine in Canada. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada govern one’s specialty status.
Licensure to practice medicine in Canada requires an approved internship and the completion of the Evaluating Examination of the Medical Council of Canada. In some instances, the Qualifying Examination of the Medical Council of Canada may also be required.
In order to clarify your status, we would suggest you write to:
The Medical Council of Canada
Box 8234 / Station “T”
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3H7
Tel.: 613 521-6012
Fax: 613 521-9417
In addition, each individual province in Canada has requirements, which in some cases may be different from others. These requirements must be fulfilled before one can practice medicine as an orthopaedic surgeon. Information in this regard can be obtained from the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons in each province.
Insofar as your status as a qualified orthopaedic surgeon is concerned, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada can undertake an assessment of your previous training as an orthopaedic surgeon and provide a decision whether or not this qualifies you for specialist status to practice as an orthopaedic surgeon in Canada. Their address is:
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
774 Promenade Echo Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5N8
Tel.: 613 730-8177
Fax: 613 730-8830