Medical Council of Canada

Vision, mission, and strategic themes

Vision, mission and strategic themes


Striving to achieve the highest level of medical care in Canada through excellence in assessment of physicians.


With the key stakeholders, the Medical Council of Canada:

  • Develops, validates and implements tools and strategies to assess physicians’ competence; and
  • Maintains a national registry of physicians and their qualifications throughout their professional careers.

Strategic themes

  • Respond to the changing role of the future physician
  • Assessing the core competencies of all physicians prior to specialty training and certification
  • Assessing in-practice physician competency
  • Collection, management and dissemination of information
  • Forming strategic alliances