I am a Canadian Medical Graduate. How do I obtain my Identity Validity Period (IVP)?

If you want to verify your Canadian citizenship through the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) and/or obtain a MINC, you must register for and submit an MCCQE Part I application and the required documents to the MCC no later than October 18, 2024, in order to obtain your Identity Validity Period (IVP) prior to the opening of file review on November 29, 2024 for the 2025 R-1 Main Residency match.

Applying for the MCCQE Part I as a Canadian medical student:

  1. If required, prepare copies of your acceptable identity document(s) that will need to be submitted with your exam application. Your primary identity document(s) must be certified according to our certification requirements.
  2. Review the guidelines on preparing your documents to ensure your documents are ready for upload.
  3. Log into your physiciansapply.ca account.
  4. Click on Examinations from the main menu, then on Apply for an exam.
  5. Follow the steps to complete your application and upload your documents as indicated on each page.
  6. Submit payment for your MCCQE Part I application fee.

Please allow up to 4 weeks for your application to be processed. You will receive a message in your account once your application has been accepted to confirm that you can schedule your exam appointment with Prometric.

See the MCC website for more information.


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