International Medical Graduates who are CMPA members

Physicians changing their practice or moving within Canada

When you change your practice or move to a different province or territory, you should ensure you still have adequate medical liability protection by:

  • notifying the CMPA before the change is effective
  • providing a description of your new activities
  • providing licensure information

CMPA will then advise you of any additional relevant medical liability protection requirements.

Physicians interrupting their practice

CMPA membership may be interrupted for various reasons, e.g. sabbaticals, parental leave, illness, etc. If you are interrupting your practice, read about interruption of CMPA membership.

Physicians leaving Canada after completing training or ending a practice

When you end your practice in Canada or move abroad, you should ensure you still have adequate medical liability protection for care provided during your time as a CMPA member (occurrence-based protection) and:

  • Contact the CMPA before leaving Canada.
  • End your CMPA membership as described here.
  • Very important: Update your contact information (address, phone numbers abroad, email, etc.).