The Medical Council of Canada [MCC] has revised the fees applicable for an Educational Credential Assessment [ECA].
Based on the update, the service fee change is as follows –
|About||2021 Fee Structure||2020 Fee Structure|
|Account Registration||All candidates are required to pay a “one-time, non-refundable account fee” for setting up a physicianapply.ca account.||304||298|
|Document Fee – Source Verification Request [SVR]||To be charged per each Medical Credential document that is submitted for SVR.||185||175|
|Translation Fee||To be charged per page, non-refundable.||140||140|
|ECA Report Fee||For international medical graduates.||114||111|
|Cancellation and Reimbursement Fee [on Document Evaluation]||Can be requested against the Document Fee, provided the document has not yet been processed by the MCC.||59||56|
Note.—All funds are processed in Canadian Dollars.
An ECA will be required for the purposes of confirming whether or not an individual’s medical degree/diploma is comparable to a Canadian one.
For anyone applying to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] programs – the Federal Skilled Worker Program [FSWP] and the Canadian Experience Class [CEC] – an ECA might be required for the completion of the Express Entry profile.
There are different kinds of ECAs that are issued. An “ECA for immigration purposes” will be required for applying for Canadian permanent residence.
For education completed outside Canada, as assessment will be needed for –
Generally, an assessment will be required only for the highest level of education acquired by the individual. No assessment is needed for a degree/diploma/certificate got in Canada.
|Designated organizations for issuing ECAs|
|General||World Education Services|
|International Qualifications Assessment Service [IQAS]|
|Comparative Education Service – University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies|
|International Credential Evaluation Service|
|International Credential Assessment Service of Canada|
|Designated professional bodies||Medical Council of Canada [MCI]
For those with their “primary occupation” as NOC 3111: Specialist physician or NOC 3112: General practitioners and family physicians.
|Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
For medical occupations requiring a license to practice. For example, NOC 3131: Pharmacists.
Note.— NOC: National Occupational Classification [NOC] matrix that contains all the different occupations available in Canada.
IRCC recommends contacting the “regulatory body in the province where you plan to live to find out if you need a licence to practice your intended occupation”.
The MCC can be requested for an ECA report only when certain requirements are met by the candidate. Along with being an international medical graduate, they must also already have had their final medical degree/diploma source verified by the MCC.
Before an individual can share their international medical credentials with the Canadian Medical Regulatory Authorities and others, they must first submit their medical documents for a source verification for establishauthenticity.
All medical credentials submitted for source verification get automatically included in the candidate’s portfolio in the MCC Physician Credentials Repository.
|Medical credentials and the Medical Council of Canada [MCC]
Medical credentials accepted by the MCC
|Documents not accepted by the MCC|
· Medical licence
· Medical registration
· Medical degree
· Medical diploma
· Postgraduate training
· Specialty certificate
· Medical degree transcript
· Curriculum vitae
· Letters of employment
· Letters of work experience
· Language training document
· Letters of recommendation
· Certificate of ongoing training
· Letters of ongoing training
· Statement of examination results
After an assessment, documents are forwarded to the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates [ECFMG] for further review.
Once verified by the MCC and the ECFMG, the credentials of the applicant are to be stored in the MCC Physician Credentials Repository.
Under the Express Entry, a final medical degree/diploma must be verified by the MCC prior to putting in a request for an ECA report.
An ECA report will be produced and mailed within 14 calendars days of the request. An ECA report for immigration purposes will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
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