Requirements for Conditional Registration – Specialty Area of Practice

Notice: International Medical Graduates who do not hold one of the postgraduate clinical training requirements under Item II.C should refer to the
Application Guide for International Graduates
, Path 2.

  1. Introduction

    The following information is designed to assist interested persons in understanding the requirements for Conditional Registration and licensure to practise medicine in the province of Manitoba. This information cannot cover all circumstances and a definite answer with respect to registrability can only be given upon the completion of a formal application with supporting documents and the required documentation fee.

    In any disagreement between this information and the wording of The Medical Act of Manitoba and Regulations thereunder, or any other legislation governing these matters, the terms of the legislation will prevail.

    Physicians do not require an offer of employment to submit a formal application for conditional registration to the College. However, at the present time, there are very few available employment opportunities in Manitoba for physicians who have been trained in a specialty area and for which a Minister’s Certificate referred to under II.D. would be issued. To inquire about available opportunities, applicants are encouraged to contact:
            MB HealthCare Providers Network
            Email:info@healthcareersmanitoba.ca
            MB HealthCare Providers Network

  2. Applicants for Conditional Registration Must:
    1. Be a graduate from an approved Faculty of Medicine.
    2. Hold a valid pass standing in the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination, or Part I or Part II, or both (Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada-LMCC) of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination. The following applicants are exempt from this requirement at the time of application:
      1. Physicians who are eligible for examination in a specialty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Applicants are eligible for a licence limited to the specialty training field and must obtain Royal College certification within the time frame set by the Royal College.
      2. Physicians who are certified by (Diplomate) or are eligible for examination by one of the American Specialty Boards based on satisfactory completion of training. Applicants are eligible for a licence limited to the specialty training field and must obtain a valid pass in the Medical Council Qualifying Examination, Part II within five years of the date of conditional registration
    3. Have satisfactorily completed one of the following postgraduate clinical training requirements:

      1. The highest qualification in a specialty field where the length of the training program is of equal duration to that required by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; which would entitle the physician to obtain a licence limited to the specialty training field, or
      2. Two years of postgraduate clinical training acceptable to the College which would entitle the physician to obtain a licence limited to the specialty training field.

      The following applicants are exempt the requirements under C.(i) or (ii) at the time of application:

      1. Physicians who are eligible for examination in a specialty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Applicants are eligible for a licence limited to the specialty training field and must obtain Royal College certification within the time frame set by the Royal College.
      2. Physicians who are certified by (Diplomate) or are eligible for examination by one of the American Specialty Boards based on satisfactory completion of training. Applicants are eligible for a licence limited to the specialty training field and must obtain a valid pass in the Medical Council Qualifying Examination, Part II within five years of the date of conditional registration
    4. IN ADDITION TO THE PRECEDING, APPLICANTS FOR CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION MUST:

       

    5. be issued a certificate from the Minister of Health [MB HealthCare Providers Network at Manitoba Health] stating that the physician is required to provide medical services in a specified community or practice setting. Conditional registration is also issued in order to undergo the assessment referred to in item E. Requests for the Minister’s Certificate are considered by MB HealthCare Providers Network upon receipt of confirmation from the College that the applicant is eligible for conditional registration in a specialty area of practice.
    6. satisfactorily complete an assessment process acceptable to the College. For those seeking registration in a specialty field of practice who are not examination eligible by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or who are not certified (Diplomate) or eligible for certification by a member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties acceptable to the College, a clinical assessment is conducted under the auspices of the Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of Manitoba. International Medical Graduates should refer to Application Guide for International Medical Graduates, Path 1. The purpose is to permit an opportunity to assess the candidate’s technical skills and judgement, and to permit the candidate an opportunity to become more familiar with Canadian practices.
      The length of the assessment varies within the specific specialty areas but is presently a minimum of three months and a maximum of one year.

       
      Information regarding the assessment is available on the University of Manitoba website.

      Candidates will be required to participate in the assessment process in effect at the time the candidate is referred for assessment.

      Neither the College nor the University is responsible for the costs of the assessment. Costs should be discussed with the prospective employer.

      Written Undertaking
      Physicians who satisfactory complete the assessment will be required to sign a written undertaking to the College with respect to the terms and conditions of the conditional registration which will include an individualized monitoring program which may include:

      1. self-audit using the problem oriented medical record
      2. external chart audit
      3. 360 review
      4. on-site review

      Costs of the monitoring program will be the responsibility of the registrant.
      In addition to meeting the other requirements, a person seeking registration

      1. who has been registered in another jurisdiction(s) must provide a certificate of standing of recent date in that jurisdiction(s). Evidence of standing must be sent directly to the College offices from the respective organization.
      2. must provide a Medical Identification Number for Canada (MINC) number. If you do not have a MINC number one will be assigned to you prior to registration.
      3. must provide a criminal record check satisfactory to the College (A Criminal Record Check must be provided to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. You may attend at a local RCMP detachment or your local law enforcement agency. You must ensure that the Check contains a Vulnerable Sector Search. Once the check has been completed, you must send the original to the College offices.)

Documentation and fees required. All documents must be originals or notarized photocopies. If you are registered with Physiciansapply.ca, you do not need to submit copies of the documents which are in your Physiciansapply.ca profile, but must select document sharing with the College. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the documentation is complete.  NOTE THATthe College reserves the right to request additional documentation following the review of the application.
  1. Application for Medical Registration.
  2. Graduation diploma (with translation in English, if applicable).
  3. Documentation of all approved training experiences and medical qualifications (including certifications) listed in the application.
  4. Evidence of identity (Canadian passport/birth certificate; passport and one of the following: permanent resident status, valid work permit, Canadian citizenship)
  5. You will be required to pay the following fees at the time you submit your application for medical registration: $195 Medical Council of Canada fee; $210 CPSM Review of Qualifications fee.
Additional Requirements:
  1. Once a position has been obtained in Manitoba, and before registration is issued, the applicant will be required to appear for a personal interview. Registration and licence fees and evidence of identity (Canadian passport/birth certificate; passport and one of the following: permanent resident status, valid work permit, or Canadian citizenship) are due prior to commencing practice.
  2. Persons who are registered may be issued one of the following licences:
    (a)     Full: A licence entitling the holder to practise independently in accordance with his experience will be issued on payment of the licence fee (Canadian currency, at par, Winnipeg).
    (b)     Monthly Term: A licence for a calendar month or portion thereof may be issued at a reduced fee. This is primarily designed for those doing a locum tenens who will not be practising for more than five calendar months in the licence fee year.
  3. Professional Liability Insurance
    All licensed physicians must be a member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association, or carry a policy of professional liability insurance of at least $10,000,000.00 issued by a company licensed to carry on business in the province of Manitoba.
Warning Notices

The College cannot be responsible for delays in registering persons who have not submitted their application and documents well in advance of arrival in Manitoba. The College cannot be responsible for delays due to incomplete documentation.

Applicants are cautioned that they must not engage in practice in this province until such time as registration and licensure are completed.

It is contrary to The Medical Act for any medical practitioner to employ an assistant who is not duly qualified and licensed.

To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure the documentation is complete.
Please contact the College directly if you require clarification on any of the items or if you have any questions regarding the application process