Frequently Asked Questions
An IMG is anyone who graduates from a medical school outside Canada.
This term applies to anyone who graduated from a medical school outside Canada and was a Canadian citizen when they graduated.
Indigenous peoples is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Indigenous peoples: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. These are three different groups with unique histories, languages, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs.
Canada is a federation of regions called provinces and territories. Provinces have their own constitutional powers, while territories have powers given to them by the Parliament of Canada.
Nova Scotian law requires physicians to be licensed to practice. The exams ensure that IMGs have the necessary skills to be licensed.