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Immigration as a doctor - realisticaly

Immigration as a doctor - realisticaly

Old Oct 18th 2002, 7:43 pm
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Default Immigration as a doctor - realisticaly

A good friend of mine who will finish her internship at a hospital soon is
interested in immigrating to Canada as a doctor. She is not a graduate from
a Western medical school (it is, nevertheless, a prestiguous institution).

I've seen the dire warnings about how it is next-to-impossible and have seen
the extreme barriers that are thrown up to prevent them from coming here.

I understand that there is a severe shortage of doctors in several parts of
Canada - to the point where, in Quebec, they've recently had to order
doctors to "volunteer" - under the penalty of law.

I dimly recall reading somewhere that the government was looking at ways to
bring doctors over here more easily. Can anyone shed some light on what is
happening with this? Is there a practical, resonable way for a doctor to
immigrate here? If so, could someone kindly point me towards where I might
find the details about this? I say practical, because I realise that the
current system is carefully rigged to give the _appearance_ of allowing
doctors to immigrate, but the reality is a entirely different matter.

Would, perhaps, one of the provincial nominee programs offer a realistic way
to immigrate ? Or would doing postgraduate study in medicine in Canada open
up avenues that might not be obvious from a first reading of the rules?

She is an extremely motivated and bright young doctor - always at the very
top of her class. It would be a shame if Canada could not benefit from her

All suggestions, advice and shared experiences would be very welcome.

Old Oct 19th 2002, 5:10 am
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Default Re: Immigration as a doctor - realisticaly

many doctors from south africa practice in rural Saskatchewan. But there is no
provincial nominee program as such.
You can try to contact College of Physician.

Ifan Lim

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