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Yukon Limited Licence Requirements for Family Physicians


There is currently a need for family physicians in the Yukon that cannot be met by physicians with a full, unrestricted licence.

To be considered for a Limited Family Practice Licence, the following criteria must be met:

Step 1
The applicant must:

  1. have graduated from a recognized medical school;
  2. have achieved at least a pass standing on Part I of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination [QE1];
  3. have completed at least two years of post-graduate training and be licensed as a physician in a jurisdiction outside Canada.

In addition, the applicant must show that he or she:

  1. is a citizen of Canada or is  legally entitled to live in Canada;
  2. is reasonably able to speak, read and write in either French or English;
  3. is in good standing with the medical profession of any place where they have previously practised medicine;
  4. is of good character and is fit and competent to practise medicine; 
  5. is not subject to pending criminal charges that are relevant to the practise of medicine; and
  6. is registered with the Physician Credentials Registry of Canada.

Step 2
Applicants who meet the criteria listed above may be considered by the Department of Health and Social Services for placement in a practice assessment program, which is a mandatory requirement for a Limited Family Practice Licence. Refer to International Medical Graduates on the website for additional information.

*Spaces in the program are limited, and not all applicants will be chosen to participate.

Important: Physicians applying must first have their medical credentials source-verified. Please apply at:

Step 3
Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the practice assessment program must have a job offer from the Department of Health and Social Services.

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