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

About the Program

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 residence in Alberta 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.

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The Alberta International Medical Graduate Program

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.

2001 - 2024

Historical Placements

Average Placements
Per Year
471 Placements
Family Medicine
203 Placements
Internal Medicine
244 Placements
Other Disciplines

Program Governance

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