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Ministry-Funded Residency Positions

In Quebec, there are several kinds of Ministry-funded residency positions. Eligibility criteria and application process can be found under each section.  Please note that this information may be updated at any time and is governed by the Quebec MSSS decree in force each year. 

There are two types of positions funded by the MSSS:  the Contingent régulier and the Contingent particulier.

Contingent régulier:  Eligible applicants are able to apply via CaRMS.  There are two applicant profiles eligible to apply for these positions:

Regular entries: R-1 entry level positions for current year graduates of a Canadian or American medical school (Canadian Citizens or Permanents Residents only; exception:  Quebec visa trainees may apply for these positions.  Out of province visa students are not eligible).

Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada or Foreign Citizens who are International Medical Graduates: Canadian Citizens, landed immigrants or Foreign Citizens who are International Medical Graduates.

Contingent particulier: 

The Quebec Government has created a "special quota" called the Contingent particulier, via which we are able to consider the following categories of applicants. 

Retour de pratique: for licensed physicians returning from practice in Quebec.

Cheminement particulier: for Quebec MD’s who have trained outside of Quebec for at least 1 year. Also eligible under this category are Quebec MD's who began a residency program in Quebec, who withdrew from that program and who have not been admitted in a residency program for a minimum of 12 months.

Canadian Transfer Quota: for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are graduates of a Canadian medical school outside of Quebec or a US medical school, who are currently registered in a course of postgraduate training elsewhere in Canada outside Quebec, and who wish to train in Quebec.

American Quota: for US Citizens who are graduates of a U.S. Medical schools. Application information can be found in this section.

For the 2016-2017 Academic Year Contingent Particulier positions can only be offered to the following RCPSC programs:  Anatomical Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, Psychiatry (including Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), Cardiac Surgery, Neurosurgery; and to these programs offered through the CaRMS Match: Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Rheumatology and Pediatric Specialty Programs; and this program offered through the NRMP Match: Pediatric General Surgery.

and to:

Family Medicine and Family Medicine Enhanced Skills programs: (CFPC Care of the Elderly Certificate, Mother and Child Healthcare Program, Clinical Scholar's Program, joint CFPC/Royal College program in Palliative Medicine). Applicants to the Family Medicine Emergency Medicine apply through the CaRMS Match:



This page was last edited on 07 August, 2015