2025 Cycle: Eligibility & Supporting Documents are Now Posted. | 2025 Important Dates & Deadlines are Now Posted.

Evaluation. Research. Support

Alberta Residency for International Medical Graduates

The AIMG Program is a competitive application process in Alberta, using a comprehensive assessment protocol to identify qualified applicants eligible for a limited number of defined residency positions.

AIMG Program

Apply to the Program

Successful applicants have the opportunity to apply to IMG-designated, postgraduate residency positions (year one entry) in a number of disciplines at both the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. These residency positions are funded by the Alberta Government and align with recognized provincial physician resource needs.

Applications to the AIMG Program must be completed and submitted through the AIMG Program online application portal before the application deadline. A new application must be submitted each AIMG Program cycle for which the applicant wishes to be considered. Applications will not be rolled forward from cycle to cycle.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) Program 2024 Cycle must meet and provide supporting documentary evidence for all six (6) eligibility requirements below.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to review and adhere to these requirements every cycle as they may change.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Events relevant to the 2023 Cycle and 2024 Cycle are listed in the Calendar.

May 1, 2023
All Day Event
IELTS/OET/CELPIP Earliest Acceptable Test Date

Applicants ensure current and acceptable proof of English language proficiency.  Please refer to the English Language Proficiency (ELP) eligibility requirements.

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December 1, 2023
to May 18, 2024
All Day Event
Residence in Alberta

Applicants must be permanently and continuously living in Alberta, and be able to provide accurate and adequate proof for the entirety of the time indicated, if using Option C.  Please refer to the Residence In Alberta eligibility requirements.

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May 1, 2024
to May 31, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM MT
ELP Exemption Survey

The English Language Exemption Survey is open from 9:00 AM MT May 1, 2024 – 3:30 PM MT May 31, 2024.

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AIMG Program

How it Works

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Program Cycle

Follow the AIMG Program cycle from pre-application activities through to the start of medical residency or Clinical Assessment Placement (for selected candidates who do not match in the current cycle).

Application Process

The application process requires the creation of an online AIMG Program profile, submission of an online application form, and uploading of supporting documents. The applicants must also share their physiciansapply.ca profile and specified documents with the AIMG Program.

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Assessments and Selection