Canada faces a severe shortage of doctors over the next decade unless more resources are put into medical schools, says Dr. Andrew Padmos, CEO of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The shortage is the biggest issue affecting health care today and the numbers won’t improve unless governments expand medical school enrolments.Canada trains half as many doctors as Britain trains, according to Padmos. Dr. Derek Puddester, a psychiatrist at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, said that work practices between older and younger generations of doctors is a cause for concern.

Health Canada estimates that by 2010, Canada will be short 5,800 physicians. Puddester said new physicians tend to work fewer hours than established doctors, a productivity difference that could translate into a real shortage of 10,400 physicians.

Millions of Canadians don’t have a family doctor and can’t find one. Some patients in Canada have to wait for an opening for years.

Wait time in Canada’s Emergency Departments is an issue of great importance to Canadians. Emergency rooms are in critical need of doctors, surgeons, nurses and supporting staff.

The shortage in the Canadian health-care system can be solved by supplying of foreign-trained physicians

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Medical practitioners who wish immigrate to Canada under the skilled worker program are not required to hold license as a condition of admission to Canada. In order to practice medicine in Canada the candidate must hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence and complete MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination) exam and MCCQE part 1 and MCCQE part 2 (Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination).

The Medical Council of Canada grants a qualification in medicine known as the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) to graduate physicians who have satisfied the eligibility requirements and passed the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Parts I and II. The Medical Council registers candidates who have been granted the LMCC in the Canadian Medical Register.

For eligibility to sit the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I, graduates of medical schools outside Canada and the United States, referred to on this site as International Medical Graduates (IMGs), as well as graduates from U.S. Schools of Osteopathic Medicine must first pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination. IMGs with specialty certification in Canada or the U.S. may be granted an exemption from the Evaluating Examination.