Application Process Overview Internationally (Visa) Sponsored Applicants

The Postgraduate Medical Education Office accepts applications from individuals sponsored by agencies approved by the Max Rady College of Medicine - University of Manitoba.   

Applicants must apply with their home Sponsoring Agency who will direct the applications to the PGME office.

Applications from Sponsoring Agencies should be sent directly to:


  • must have a pass standing on the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE).  For the 2020-2021 application cycle, the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I will replace the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) as the prerequisite for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) applying for postgraduate medical education in Canada.

    Language Proficiency
    English is the language of study at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency at time of application.


    ·        IMG applicants must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements.

     Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances:

             i.  the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum was in English. A letter of attestation mailed directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the language of instruction and patient care was conducted completely in English is required.

            ii.   their undergraduate medical education was taken in English in one of the countries that have English as a first and native language (see list below)

    All other candidates must have taken the Academic Version of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7.  IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.:

    List of countries that have English as a first and native language - Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands - Caribbean Islands: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago

    The applicant can provide satisfactory evidence that is acceptable to the CPSM of appropriate exposure to English language in training and practice. For example, evidence could be provided to support the following:

    (a)        taken in their totality, the majority (>50%) of the applicant’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical education was in English;
    (b)        taken in its totality, the majority (>50%) of patient care provided by the applicant was in English

    Please note the following:

    • Photocopies are acceptable.
    • Language Proficiency Attestations will not be accepted from the candidate or a third party.
    • Language Proficiency results will not be accepted by fax or e-mail.

    Successful sponsored applicants are required to attend mandatory 2-week orientation program in June and the Mandatory PGME Orientation on June 26, 2019.

    Applications for the 2020-21 Academic Year will be accepted between March 1, 2019-August 31, 2019 with the following exceptions;  Internal Medicine deadline July 15, 2019. Critical Care July 31, 2019, Maternal Fetal Medicine July 31, 2019