New Regulations for Licensure at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador

 Licensure policy is about to take a change in Newfoundland.  This ruling will only impact new applicants after July 1, 2015. The motivation for this ruling is to bring the College’s policy more in line with national standards across Canada. Worth noting for a limited time yet to be determined  is that it will not affect those with provisional and full licensure paths for those who hold licensure status.



 Those who are applying for full licensure as a family practice physician will now need the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada ( LMCC) status as well as certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP).
For those applying for licensure as a Specialist, they will be required to have the LMCC designation as well and supplemental to that will need the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) in their specialty area.

For more information on eligibility for physicians practicing in Newfoundland and Labrador who hold a provisional license and are pursuing Full licensure status, please contact Warren Bonnell, lead recruiter for Canada with NL Medical ( at or contact directly at 709.728.0049.