How can a Doctor immigrate to Canada with a Permanent Residency(PR) Status?

Can a Doctor immigrate to Canada with Permanent Resident

Immigration to Canada is point based irrespective of the profession. Since Doctor profession is one in which there is a shortage of experts in Canada the chances of immigration and also finding employment after immigration are very bright. Also, to practice as a professional Doctor, licensing from the Medical Council of Canada is a mandatory pre-requisite in Canada.”

Canada is one of the advanced countries in the world. The modernised facilities and high standard of living make this country a living paradise. There are opportunities for every profession and immigrants are received friendly by the Canadian citizens. With the impeccable medical facilities available in the county there are numerous opportunities for doctors of foreign origins. However, to be able to immigrate to Canada irrespective of their profession the candidates should meet the eligibility criteria of immigration which is generally point based and created to evaluate the sills of the candidate.


What are the eligibility criteria for Immigration to Canada with the Permanent Residency(PR) status?

For immigration to Canada the candidates should meet the minimum requirement in which the eligibility of the candidate for the permanent residency(PR) status is determined with the point-based measurement system. The factors that contribute in the points calculation are Age, Language proficiency (In either English or French), Education, Work Experience and Adaptability of the candidates. All those candidates who meet the minimum eligibility point score are considered eligible to apply for the Permanent Residency Status. The minimum point score is decided by the IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada) and announced in the Express Entry Draws for the express entry program candidates. All those candidates who receive the ITA (Invitation to Apply) needs to respond within 60 days with the documents.

For immigration to Canada with the Permanent Residency(PR) status the candidate can employ three popular ways – Express Entry program, Provincial Nominee Program and Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP). Each category will have its own specific requirement which needs to be fulfilled for immigration. For a Doctor planning to immigrate to Canada the obvious choice is skilled Workers Visa. The process has be made faster if the doctor has a job offer from the Canadian employer in the health field.


Why Canada needs more Doctors than before in the year 2018?

There is a big shortage of doctors in Canada with The province of British Columbia about 7,00,000 people not having a family doctor. Thanks to this shortage, there are is an urgent need to recruit more foreign doctor in Canada. The province of Nova Scotia has numerous opportunities or doctors and now Nova Scotia along with the province of British Columbia has started a new immigration stream for Doctors through which they can immigrate within 5 to 10 days as well. At present there are around 75 vacancies for family doctors in Nova Scotia. However, there are only 29 jurisdictions from which the Nova Scotia province accepts physician. Remember, who want to work in Canada must have a valid job offer in place also they need to undergo the licensing process with the college of physicians and Surgeons in Canada. The health Authority must recruit 12 international doctors annually and the number can also increase as per the demand. For the Nova Scotia region, the doctors come under the NOC 3112 – which is for General Practitioner and Family Physician and NOC 3111 is for the specialist physician.

For applying under the new Canadian immigration stream for Doctors, the candidates must first apply to the Nova Scotia Immigration Department for a provincial nomination before they apply for approval from the IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada).

As an aspiring candidate who wants to migrate to Canada he or she should understand that the process of accreditation is a way to satisfy the required standard of public health and safety. The assessment examination would be conducted by the Medical Council of Canada which would test if the medical knowledge of the candidate is at par with the standards of Canadian doctors or not.


Nationwide Immigration Service is one of the most reputable name in the industry. We have a dedicated team of professionals working with us who employ services in order to help the candidate satisfactorily immigrate to Canada. We offer IELTS guidance and job consultancy to our clients to help them immigrate to Canada. Further, we also provide post landing services to our clients to help them find accommodation etc. when they have landed in Canada. To book a session with the experts, you can call us at 011-461-77777 or you can also write to us at

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