Immigrate to Canada as a GP

Immigrate to Canada as a GP, General Practitioner

All you need to know to migrate to Canada as a GP, General Practitioner, Visas, Licenses, Jobs, Moving and Settling-in to Canada as your new home.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a GP, General Practitioner or Family Physician 

Can I immigrate to Canada as a GP, General Practitioner or Family Physician?

Yes, General Practitioners (GP’s) and Family Physicians are in Huge Demand in Canada and are on the Canadian NOC List code 3112. Qualified General Practitioners (GP’s) and Family Physicians are eligible for full Permanent Residency in under the Federal Skilled Worker Immigration Program on both a Federal and Provincial Nomination basis.

NOC List Code 3112 GP, General Practitioners and Family Physicians

The Canadian National Occupation Classification Codes are a selection of occupations representing the occupations currently in demand in Canada from an Immigration perspective. It’s sent in consultation with the Department of Labor Relations and is designed to set the roadmap for Canadian Immigration policy over the next few years whereby the Canadian Government have declared their intention to import at least 1,000,000 skilled migrants by 2021.

Whilst the NOC is broad, there are several codes (we find) that seem to be in more ‘demand’ than others, all General Practitioner (GP) and Family Physician codes seem to be currently in this demand category.

The NOC Code 3112 to Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician covers 

  • civil aviation medical officer
  • community preventive medicine physician
  • company physician
  • doctor of medicine (MD)
  • family doctor
  • family physician
  • family practitioner
  • general practice intern
  • general practice physician
  • general practice resident
  • general practitioner (GP)
  • GP (general practitioner)
  • industrial medical officer
  • industrial medicine physician
  • industrial physician
  • intern
  • locum doctor
  • MD (doctor of medicine)
  • medical doctor
  • medical missionary
  • medical officer of health (MOH)
  • missionary doctor
  • MOH (medical officer of health)
  • physician resident
  • primary care physician
  • public health physician
  • resident
  • resident physician

Under the Canadian Government NOC code, General practitioners and family physicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Examine patients and take their histories, order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures and consult with other medical practitioners to evaluate patients’ physical and mental health
  • Prescribe and administer medications and treatments
  • Perform and assist in routine surgery
  • Provide emergency care
  • Provide acute care management
  • Vaccinate patients to prevent and treat diseases
  • Deliver babies and provide prenatal and postnatal care
  • Advise patients and their families on health care including health promotion, disease, illness and accident prevention
  • Provide counselling and support to patients and their families on a wide range of health and lifestyle issues
  • Perform patient advocacy role
  • Co-ordinate or manage primary patient care
  • Provide continuous care to patients
  • Supervise home care services
  • Report births, deaths, and contagious and other diseases to governmental authorities.

General Practitioners (GP) and Family Physicians under these codes are employed across a variety of professional environments including but not limited to hospitals, care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors’ clinics, community centres, private medical facilities and may be self-employed.

Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician with Emigrate Canada

We love to chat all things Canadian Immigration and our friendly expert Canadian Medical Immigration specialists are uniquely positioned to assist with your emigration to Canada. Let us design your bespoke Migration, Recruitment & Resettlement pathway today, with no obligation.

Emigrate Canada don’t use any fancy one size fits all computer programs when it comes to assessing your eligibility to immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician. Every assessment is hand reviewed by an industry specialist with significant experience in medical migration.

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Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician (NOC Code 3112)

The average General Practitioner (GP) and family physicians salary is $271,000

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Minimum qualifications required to immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician

To immigrate to Canada as a  you’ll already need to be a licensed General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician in your home country. Additionally, to immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician you’ll need to demonstrate that you’re qualified to the same level as someone qualified and working as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician in Canada.

To accurately assess your equivalency it’s important to first take a deep dive into the specifics of how Canada assesses internationally qualified General Practitioners (GP) and Family Physicians against their internal benchmarks in a Country of distinct provinces.

The first step is to ensure that your Medical Degree is one recognised by Canada.  To do this you will need to conduct a search of the 

World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS)  for your medical school.  A Canadian Sponsor Note for your medical school must appear for the degree of this school to be accepted and recognised within Canada.

Take the online practise tests.

The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I is one of the exams you need to pass before you are eligible to practise in Canada.  You can test your readiness for the MCCQE Part I by taking the Practice tests.

These tests are designed to help you familiarize yourself with the types of questions you could encounter related to the new Blueprint, as well as the online delivery platform of the MCCQE Part I. Practice test content is created by physicians and experts who have experience with the MCC’s content development process.

Open a Physiciansapply.ca online account

To take the MCCQE Part I, you must first sign up for a physiciansapply.ca account. You will need to pay a one-time, non-refundable fee of $290. Once you sign up, you will be able to log into your account to request various services, including storing and sharing your documents, applying for exams and more.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician Stage One

As an internationally qualified General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician looking to immigrate to Canada your first task is going to be securing a positive outcome from the Medical Council of Canada.

This involves taking the MCCQE Part I.  This is a computer-based exam that can be taken at more than 500 test centres around the world. Apply for the MCCQE Part I through your physiciansapply.ca account.  This process ensures Canadian Authorities you meet the required qualifications.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician Stage Two

With your MCCQE Part I assessment underway it’s time to start building out your Express Entry profile. To successfully immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician we’re going to create the strongest possible profile although creating an express entry profile alone is of no use. Express Entry is where the work really begins in earnest, it’s the start of your immigration journey and not the end. We’ll have you sit your internationally recognized English or French test (or both if you’re lucky enough to be bilingual in these languages!) at this point and we also recommend you commence your job search in earnest although given that you’ll be shortly securing your General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician assessment there are many options to successfully immigrate to Canada as a Specialist Physician without a job offer.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician Stage Three

After your positive Medical Council of Canada assessment its time to submit the second stage of your process of Medical Registration by applying directly to the medical board in your chosen Province or Territory. 

When it comes to matching the skills, qualifications and experience of Internationally qualified General Practitioners (GP) and Family Physicians Immigrating to Canada with the specific requirements of Canadian Provinces and Territories we recommend a Free Consultation with one of our Canadian GP Immigration Experts.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician Stage Four

At this point your Canadian Immigration project will be starting to come together. With your Medical registration and licensing secured we should be seeing traction in terms of your Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker Visa and we’ll be looking at securing further traction via Provincial Nomination or a Job Offer as a fall back option should an Invitation to Apply still not have materialized.

Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician Stage Five: Invitation to Apply

The penultimate stage of your Immigration to Canada is receiving your Invitation to Apply via the Express Entry program. You’ll be receiving this Invitation based on your Express Entry Case which will either have been strong enough to have been selected directly on a federal basis, via Provincial Nomination or selected based on you securing a formal Job Offer in Canada.

Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician Stage Six: Congratulations

Welcome to your new life in Canada. You have up to one year to formally activate your visas.

Can my family join me when I immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) and Family Physician?

Yes, the rights and privileges afforded to the main visa holder are passed onto partners and children automatically. In fact, your partners skills, education and qualifications may even make your overall application even stronger.

When I Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician on Permanent Residency what does it mean for my family and I?

Canadian Permanent Residents can:

Live and work in Canada

Enter and leave without restriction

Study in Canada

Access Canadian Healthcare

Access social benefits

Apply for Citizenship and Dual Nationality after four years

Enjoy protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

How will I be selected to Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician 

The CIC draws the top candidates from the Express Entry pool and issues them an Invitation to Apply based on how many Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points they have obtained.

A perfect Comprehensive Ranking Score is 1200. An offer of arranged employment in Canada or a provincial nomination certificate is worth an amazing 600 points.

This means our Medical Immigration experts at Emigrate Canada and your designated ICCRC Consultants need to work closely with you to maximise your overall CRS score.

Should you score the minimum required points or over on your Express Entry CRS then there is a very good chance you’ll be able to Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician without a Job Offer or Provincial Nomination.

Should you score less than minimum required points our Medical Immigration experts at Emigrate Canada will be looking to secure Provincial Nomination for you in the first instance as well as working closely with you to secure a Job Offer in Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician.

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Do I need a job offer to Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician?

It is possible to Immigrate to Canada as a General Practitioner (GP) or Family Physician in three ways. 1. Directly through Express Entry 2. With a Job Offer 3. With Provincial Nomination

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