Are you an international medical graduate (IMG) interested in practicing medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada?
Before you can be considered for physician opportunities in the province you must first be eligible for licensure. Have a look at our current opportunities and contact saskdocs so we can assign a recruiter to you. The recruiter will assist you through the licensure process and help match you to a suitable opportunity. Also, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) regulates and licences all physicians practicing in Saskatchewan. Further licencing information is available from the CPSS’ website.
Saskatchewan accepts applications from IMGs who completed medical training in countries and schools recognized on the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and World Health Organization (WHO) that offer family medicine, postgraduate training.
All IMGs, seeking to practice family medicine in Saskatchewan, must complete an assessment before they can be eligible for licensure in Saskatchewan. The two assessment options are:
1. Recognition of foreign credentials by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC):
- This option may be available to candidates who completed their medical education and obtained certification in Australia, Ireland, the United States or United Kingdom.
- Visit the CFPC website for more information.
2. Completion of the Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA).
- Any IMG not eligible for the CFPC option will be required to complete SIPPA.
Visit the SIPPA common questions and answers page and download the Assessment Options handout for further information.
Additional online resources that may help anyone considering SIPPA are available from the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) website. Two programs offered by the MCC that candidates may find particularly useful are:
Also, the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program at the University of Saskatchewan is a great resource for SIPPA candidates. The CME's IMG support program has a multitude of resources that help international medical graduates in Saskatchewan find meaningful employment through medical licensure or entering alternate health careers in the province.