Coming to Canada

There are several steps involved in moving to British Columbia to work as a health professional:

  • You may then apply in person at the nearest Canadian consulate or online for a temporary work permit once the required documentation has been obtained.  
  • You will need to have a medical examination completed by a designated medical practitioner. This may also be required for your spouse and children who will be relocating with you permanently.


If you have been deemed eligible for registration/licensure by a Canadian Medical Regulatory Authority, you can expect the process, from the time you accept a position to the time you arrive in British Columbia to take approximately six months, depending on the application pathway you have chosen.



Welcome BC
Welcome BC helps people navigate their journey to a new life in British Columbia in their chosen line of work.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for matters dealing with immigration to Canada, refugees, and Canadian citizenship.

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians, by promoting a highly skilled, efficient and inclusive labour market.

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