Medical Council of Canada


Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) and the Canadian Medical Register


In accordance with the MCC by-laws:


A physician can be inscribed in the Canadian Medical Register provided he or she has submitted evidence of at least twelve months of postgraduate clinical medical training deemed acceptable by the Executive Director and successfully completed:

  • the Qualifying Examination prior to Jan. 1, 1992; or
  • the MCCQE Part I and the MCCQE Part II; or
  • the MCCQE Part I and, during the years from 2013 to 2015, the MCC/CFPC
    harmonized examination.

A physician who meets the foregoing requirements is enrolled in the Canadian Medical Register as a LMCC and receives a Certificate of Registration (wallet-size plastic card). This certificate serves as official proof of registration. If submitted to a Medical Regulatory Authority (MRA) or other agency, it should be recovered by the owner for further use as required. A testamur (suitable for framing), intended for display purposes rather than as official proof of registration, is also provided.
Click here for a complete list of the 2018-2019 Licentiates.


The LMCC is NOT a licence to practise medicine, the authority to issue such is reserved to the MRAs. When a candidate has satisfied the various requirements imposed by the MRA, the final step towards licensure to practise is to submit an application to the Registrar of that MRA.

Route to licensure

Find out more about the route to licensure and the process to become a practising physician in Canada, including how to obtain the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada.