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Medical Council of Canada Certified Identity Confirmation

February 21st, 2017

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) is an organization dedicated to the uniform assessment of Doctors across Canada.  It holds examinations and maintains ongoing standards of evaluation for Canadian Doctors to practice Medicine.  Medical Licences themselves are issued by regulatory authorities in each Province and Territory.  The MCC however ensures that patients across Canada can rest assured that their Doctor must meet the same rigorous requirements as Doctors in any other Canadian jurisdiction.

The MCC also maintains a record of the qualifications of each Medical Doctor in Canada.  This allows for physician mobility, making it much easier for Doctors practicing in one jurisdiction to transfer to another.

Not surprisingly, the MCC needs to ensure that the assessment and qualification records they maintain are for the individual actually assessed.  The Certified Identity Confirmation form is for this purpose.  Candidates must complete the form and sign it before a Certifying Official, such as a Notary Public.  The candidate must attach two identical photos to the form, one securely glued in the space near the top, and one with a single piece of scotch tape near the bottom of the form, so it is easily removed by MCC staff.  When the form is Notarized, the Notary seal will be partially over the glued photo, so the MCC can be assured it is the same photo verified by the Notary.  The Notary can also provide the Certified True Copy of your photo identification to include with your application.

For Candidates first going through the process, especially those that attended Medical School outside Canada, you may require certified copies of Degrees, Transcripts, Standardized Examination results, Citizenship documents, or more as you progress.  You may also need some of these documents when applying to jobs, or applying for a Medical Licence in other jurisdictions.  You may save money by having these documents certified all in the same visit.  Just don’t forget to bring the originals.

Please find below a link to the Certified Identity Form, for your convenience.

MCC Certified Identity Form

2 thoughts on “Medical Council of Canada Certified Identity Confirmation

  1. Livan says:

    If my certified identity
    are in a language other
    than English or French,
    because I live out of
    Canada what can I do

    • Blake McClung says:

      Dear Livan,

      Thank you for your comment and for your interest in our website.

      If you are outside of Canada, likely you will need to satisfy a Notary in your jurisdiction as to your identity. It seems clear from the form that the Notary Seal or Stamp must be in English or French, but it is not entirely clear if your name must be. You may wish to contact the Medical Council of Canada for clarification of what is required in your specific situation, given the identity documents at your disposal. They might request, for example, that you include certified/official translations of your documents into English or French. Or perhaps suggest that you obtain a passport with your name in both your first language and in English.

      If you are in Canada, please contact our customer service staff for assistance (888) 922-7325. They will likely require further details of the documents you have available to you, and determine if one of our Notaries may accept them as proof of your identity.

      I hope this information is of some assistance.

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