Restricted Licence

A Restricted Licence may be granted to physicians who meet the criteria for a Full Licence but have restrictions or conditions imposed or where the Registrar determines that urgent or other circumstances exist (Special Case or Emergency).

Basic Requirements

The basic requirements for a Full Licence with the College are as follows:

  • be a graduate in medicine from a university or school that meets criteria approved by the Council of the College;
  • be a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC);
  • for family practice, hold certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada; or have completed a one year rotating internship in Canada prior to 1993;
  • for specialty practice, hold certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada;
  • meet the English Language Proficiency (PDF) requirements of the College; and
  • ​​be legally able to work in Canada. 

For more information refer to the College's Medical Practitioners Regulations

 

Your Application: Getting Started

  • Determine if you meet the requirements for this licence. Please contact the College at (902) 422-5823 if you have any questions regarding your eligibility.
  • Complete the Application for Medical Registration (AMR) at physiciansapply.ca. 
  • The College will review your information submitted through physiciansapply.ca to determine your eligibility to proceed with the application process.
  • Once your information is reviewed, the College will contact you regarding next steps in your application process.

 

Restricted Licence - Special Case

A Restricted Licence - Special Case is designed to enable physicians to practise medicine in Nova Scotia for a short period of time, generally for one to two days, for such things as teaching or learning a new procedure, performing independent medical examinations, etc., subject to the approval of the Registrar.

Applicants must be supported in writing by the physician/hospital/organization employing them in Nova Scotia.

The basic requirements for a Restricted Licence - Special Case with the College are as follows:

  • Be a graduate in medicine from a university or school that meets criteria approved by the Council of the College.
  • Have postgraduate training and practice experience within the scope of medicine you will be providing in Nova Scotia.

For more information refer to the College's Medical Practitioners Regulations.

Restricted Licence - Special Case Application and Guide