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Our Mission


To increase the number of IMGs eligible to work as medical doctors in Alberta by providing qualified IMGs who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents residing in Alberta with access to postgraduate medical education in high-need specialties, as mandated by the Government of Alberta through the Minister of Health and Wellness.


Most Current Announcements


April 17, 2015

Office Hours during Externship Orientation

The AIMG Program office will be closed intermittently during the period of April 20 – 30, 2015 for Externship Orientation.  Please call 403-210-7790 before visiting to ensure someone is available to help you.  Regular office hours will resume on Friday, May 1, 2015.


April 2, 2015

MCCQE1 Required for 2017 Cycle

Beginning with the 2017 Cycle (application in Spring 2016), the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 (MCCQE1) will be an eligibility requirement for all applicants to the AIMG Program.

Applicants who sit the April/May MCCQE1 (of the application calendar year) will be considered and required to provide proof of their assessment participation as well as pass result (once available). 

This requirement does not impact the 2016 Cycle eligibility requirements, which are outlined here (2016 Cycle Eligibility Requirements).

If you are planning to apply to the 2017 Cycle, please review the timing scenarios available HERE, as some deadlines are rapidly approaching.


March 4, 2015

TOEFL IBT to continue to be accepted as evidence of English language proficiency

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta [CPSA] (the physicians licensing authority in Alberta) has recently confirmed with the AIMG Program that it will continue for accept the TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign language – Internet Based Test) as evidence of English language proficiency through 2016.  A minimum score of 24 is required in each of the four TOEFL IBT components.


November 19, 2014

New office hours

Beginning December 1, 2014, the AIMG Program office will generally be open for inquiries: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m (Mountain Time). Contact Us


October 6, 2014

Mandatory MMI Assessment

Beginning with the 2016 Cycle, annual participation in the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) will be mandatory for all eligible candidates. Candidates will no longer be able or required to reuse results.

There will also be changes in the way scores are reported:

  • Candidates will no longer receive their mean score, but rather a standard score – reported as a Z-score or variance from the mean.
  • The mean and standard deviation of the MMI will be reported to all candidates.

Please note that 2015 Cycle MMI (to be held October 18, 2014) scores will continue to be reported as the candidates' mean score for all stations.



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