The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) will send out an information package with all the documentation required for a successful application. Your medical school will also have to certify your graduation with the CPSO. Your relevant local medical board in your state or country or origin is also required to complete
You are required to become a member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). For membership application forms, fees, changes and other membership services, please refer to their member self-service area.
Membership of the CMPA is expensive and the fees are published online. The membership fees are stated in Canadian funds for the full annual amount or can be paid in equal monthly payments. To set up a direct debit mandate, you will need to provide CMPA with a Void cheque from the account to be debitted. It is therefore necessary to open your new Canadian bank account first. You can commence the application process (application form, CPSO number and contact details) and payment upon your arrival in Canada.
The fees for registration with CPSO, CMPA and The University of Ontario need to be paid by the fellow.
Malpractice Reimbursement Program will reimburse approximately 85% of the CMPA membership.
Opening an account It is easy to open an account in Canada provided that you have funds in Canadian or US dollars and have appropriate identification. There are a variety of account types (savings, chequing, term deposits, etc.) which have differing fees, service charges and requirements. It is necessary to review these carefully before opening an account to make sure the account type matches your needs.
Transferring funds There are several ways to transfer funds to Canada:
A bank draft: We recommend that you obtain a bank draft in Canadian Dollars drawn on a Canadian Bank (e.g. bank drafts from the Bank of China are not accepted). A bank draft or international money order drawn on an International Bank could take from 10 days to 6 months for processing.
Traveller’s Cheques in Canadian or US dollars.
HSBC allows you to open a bank account in Canda from an overseas locations.
Most vehicles on Ontario roads must be registered, insured and maintained to meet certain basic standards. If you own a vehicle, you are responsible for making sure it meets the requirements. People who buy and sell vehicles also have certain responsibilities.
Insurance: Ontario has compulsory automobile insurance. Before you can attach plates to a vehicle or renew your registration, or buy a temporary (trip) permit, the vehicle must be insured. In Ontario, private companies provide insurance coverage.