2022 Cycle: Details regarding Eligibility & Supporting Documents are in process. Important Dates & Deadlines have been posted here.

About the program

The AIMG Program is a provincial program that was created in 2001 and uses a competitive and merit based assessment protocol.  The Program helps to identify International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who reside in the province and have the clinical skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to enter an Alberta postgraduate medical residency program.

Applicants are required to provide proof of Alberta residency in addition to their medical degree, and participate in a number of national and provincial assessments.

Successful applicants have the opportunity to apply to a defined number of 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.

The Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) Program identifies, through comprehensive assessment, qualified applicants who are eligible to compete for defined residency positions. The AIMG Program advances this mission through evaluation, research and support.

Program Governance

The AIMG Program Advisory Committee provides direction to the AIMG Program and is accountable to the Government of Alberta through the Minister of Health for the effective governance and management of the AIMG Program.

Members of the AIMG Program Advisory Committee are nominated by their representative organizations, including:

  • Alberta Health
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Postgraduate Medical Education Office, The University of Alberta
  • Postgraduate Medical Education Office, The University of Calgary
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

Historical Placements – 2001 to 2019

Average number of placements per year 37.2