Health Workforce Planning and Regulatory Affairs Division


Licensing of Physicians

The following organizations are concerned with the licensing of physicians in Ontario and Canada :

Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and Physician Mobility

The AIT and the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 require Ontario to register regulated professions including physicians coming from elsewhere in Canada. When an applicant comes from another Canadian jurisdiction where certificates of registration exist that are similar to Ontario's, the CPSO is required to register that applicant to practise without any additional material education or training.

The CPSO has incorporated the AIT requirements into its registration policies and registration regulation.

Repatriation Program

The Repatriation Program is a route into residency for qualified candidates who have completed postgraduate training outside of Canada but require up to two years of additional training to meet Canadian certification requirements.

Re-Entry Training Positions for Canadian Physicians

Through the Re-Entry Program, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) offers funding each year for physicians currently practising in Canada to re-enter postgraduate medical training. For re-entry training positions beginning in July 2012, the ministry has funding for a total of 50 positions for qualified physicians.

For More Information

Call ServiceOntario, Infoline at :
1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
In Toronto, 416-314-5518
TTY 1-800-387-5559.
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm


Health Workforce Planning and Regulatory Affairs Division
56 Wellesley Street West,
12th Floor
Toronto ON M5S 2S3