2023 Cycle: Important Dates & Deadlines are now posted.

Eligibility and Supporting Documents Requirements for the 2023 Cycle are now posted.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

2023 Cycle Application Step by Step

An AIMG Program application requires

  • Submission of the online AIMG Program application
  • Uploading of required supporting documents, and
  • Sharing of profile and required documents through physiciansapply.ca.
Each AIMG Program cycle requires the submission of a new application.  Applications are not rolled forward from cycle to cycle.

It is advisable to start the application process early to avoid difficulties in completing an application, e.g., to ensure enough time is available to book an English Language Proficiency (ELP) test to receive official results in advance of the submission deadline.

NOTE:  Online application and document submission deadlines are strictly observed.  Refer to Important Dates and Deadlines for the relevant assessment cycle.

Print, carefully review, and complete all required forms for application submission, utilizing the current Cycle Application Checklist as a guide for preparing your supporting documents.

NOTE: Incomplete forms, forms from previous cycles, or incorrectly completed forms, will cause an application to be deemed incomplete and the applicant INELIGIBLE to proceed in the current cycle.
 

Forms

Click on "Login" (red button, upper right of screen) to go to the online application portal.  The first time an applicant visits the portal, they select ‘Create a Profile’ and register for a username, password and ID number.

Once an applicant’s registration is confirmed, they can sign in and add or update information in their user profile through the ‘Maintain Profile’ feature.  NOTE: the user profile form is NOT the application form.

During the application open period, applicants may sign in and select ‘Start Application’. Answer the Program eligibility questions and complete the form. Review their application and ‘Submit application' (red button, bottom of form). It is important that applicants remember to submit their application. 

  • Using the current Cycle Application Checklist as a guide, assemble required forms and supporting documents into a single “supporting documents package”
  • Complete documents as requested, observing document verification timelines.
  • Once an application has been submitted, an email will be sent to the applicant "AIMG Program (current) Cycle - Confirmation of Submission" which will include a link to the Supporting Documents Upload page  
    • Follow the instructions provided on the page to begin uploading documents
  • Share documents that are required on physiciansapply.ca as necessary

NOTE:  Application packages containing documents not properly completed, not uploaded, improperly executed (i.e., must be in PDF or JPEG format, not in any editable format), missing attachments, and/or not shared on physiciansapply.ca, will be deemed INCOMPLETE. Applicants are not provided opportunities to correct.

Obtain a bank draft or money order in Canadian funds PAYABLE TO the University of Calgary in the amount of CAD$350. 

All applicants to the AIMG Program are required to pay the NON-REFUNDABLE application fee of CAD$350.
This fee covers processing of your application and supporting documents.  Payment must be received by the Supporting Documents upload deadline.

  • The full fee is due and must be sent to the AIMG Program office as a single payment.  Confirmation of receipt of the application fee is not given so all applicants must send via traceable courier (Purolator/Fedex/Canada Post) to ensure delivery status.  No online form of payment is available.
  • Applicant's name and AIMG Program ID# must be written on the front of the  money order/bank draftprior to mailing. The AIMG Program will not be responsible for tracking lost or unidentifiable payments.
  • SEND payment to:
             AIMG Program
             HMRB G06, 3330 Hospital Drive NW
             Calgary, Alberta
             T2N 4N1
  • The fee is only payable with a Canadian bank draft or money order made payable to the University of Calgary in Canadian currency.
  • Personal cheques are NOT accepted.
  • No receipts will be issued.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to retain copies before submitting the fee.
  • This fee does not qualify as tuition.  No T2202A will be issued.

NOTE:  Applicants must remit the required application fee to be ELIGIBLE to proceed in the current cycle.  NO exceptions will be permitted.

Applicants must ensure their profile and all required documents on their physiciansapply.ca account have been granted sharing with the AIMG Program. 

  • Applicant’s physiciansapply.ca profiles must be shared with the AIMG Program on or before the online application close deadline and remain shared until CaRMS match day. 
  • Applicant’s Supporting Documents that require sharing must be shared by the main Supporting Documents deadline. See Important Dates and Deadlines.

    For further information on sharing documents, visit physiciansapply.ca.

NOTE:  If physiciansapply.ca sharing is not granted to the AIMG Program, the application will be deemed INCOMPLETE and the applicant INELIGIBLE for further assessment.

All online applications and corresponding supporting documents will be reviewed by the AIMG Program File Review Committee (FRC) for completeness and demonstration of the eligibility requirements.  Failure to meet the requirements outlined will result in the application being rejected in its entirety.

NOTE:  The AIMG Program FRC determines eligibility to continue in the assessment process. Refer to Program Cycle and Important Dates and Deadlines.  Decisions of the FRC are final.  No appeals will be considered.

When CaRMS Online opens, applicants must register for CaRMS and follow the instructions provided.  Only eligible candidates can proceed to apply for available IMG-designated residency positions in Alberta through CaRMS for the R-1 Main Residency Match.  Detailed instructions are provided on the CaRMS website.  For assistance with your CaRMS application, contact the CaRMS Help Desk.

Program descriptions for R-1 Main Residency Match positions available for this cycle can also be found on the CaRMS website.