Health Workforce Planning Branch

Re-Entry Program

Physicians practicing in Canada seeking to re-enter residency training can apply for the Re-Entry program.

The program offers flexibility for experienced physicians to re-train in a new area of interest. The program also addresses the need for a diversity of physician services in Ontario.

The Re-Entry program has a two-year return of service (ROS) requirement after training. This can be completed anywhere in Ontario.

For more information about fulfilling the ROS Obligation please see:

Re-Entry program funding eligibility requirements:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Hold a current certificate of registration for independent practice from a medical regulatory authority of any province or territory in Canada. (Note: If you are holding a restricted certificate of registration, you are not eligible to apply)
  • Have been in active, full-time practice in Canada for a minimum of 12 consecutive months at the time of application
  • For physicians who are practising in another province, you must be eligible for a certificate of registration for independent practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Each Ontario medical school will determine if funding is available to support a re-entry position through to completion and will make an offer to their chosen candidate(s), if any.

If you are interested in applying for the Re-entry program, please download, complete, and return the forms:

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 Branch
56 Wellesley Street West,
12th Floor
Toronto ON M5S 2S3

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