Medical Council of Canada

Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE)

Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination – Part 1 (MCCQE1)

NOTE: Before trying for the actual MCCEE and MCCQE1 exams, IMGs may consider taking an online self-assessment exam – the Self-Administered Evaluating Examination (SAEE) and the Self-Administered Qualifying Examination Part 1(SAQE1) in order to test their level of preparedness. Although their versions don’t cover all of the material tested by the actual MCC exams and contain only multiple-choice questions, they provide a good example of the type and style of questions encountered in the MCCEE and in the MCCQE1 and are a beneficial study tool for preparation.

Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination – Part 2 (MCCQE2)

NOTE: After successful completion of the MCCQE1 and MCCQE2, candidates will be enrolled in the Canadian Medical Register as Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC). LMCC is not a license to practise medicine in Alberta as the authority to issue such is reserved by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). However, in order to be eligible for independent practice in Alberta, in addition to LMCC, an applicant must also receive certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (, or the College of Family Physicians of Canada ( prior to obtaining a license to practice from the CPSA.

National Assessment Collaboration-Objective Structured Clinical Exam – (NAC-OSCE)

English Language Proficiency Exams

*** The iBT-TOEFL score/testing option will no longer be valid, effective December 31, 2017.

IELTS (Academic) will be the only English language proficiency test accepted as of January 1, 2018. It is essential that an applicant check the most current updates on the provincial English language proficiency requirements, prior to the time when it is necessary to take the required test and provide proof of results.

Explore the options for licensure in Alberta and choose the pathway you are eligible to undertake in order to plan and move on to the next step of the process – Residency, Practice Readiness Assessment (PRA) and Alberta Clinical and Surgical Assistant Program (ACSAP)

NOTE: To move on to either of these options, the IMG applicant should meet the specific eligibility criteria for each corresponding option, before applying to it.