Job requirements General Practitioner (GP) in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a general practitioner (GP) in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all General practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • A bachelor's degree or In Quebec, completion of a college program and one year of pre-medicine university studies is usually required.
  • Graduation from an approved medical school and Two to three years of family medicine residency training are required.
  • Completion of the qualifying examinations of the Medical Council of Canada and Licensing by the provincial or territorial licensing authority are required.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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