MBBS in Canada

MBBS in Canada

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Suman PoudelThu Sep 30 2021

Are you planning to do MBBS in Canada and want to know about the availability of this program, universities offering this program and so on? You are in the right place.  

In Canada, MBBS is offered as a Doctor of Medicine (MD). MBBS or MD in Canada is a 3 to 4-year degree. 

To study MBBS in Canada, international students need to have a bachelor degree in biology or relevant science with a minimum academic requirement that varies from university to university. 

Only selective universities offer MBBS in Canada. So, the entry requirements are pretty tough. Besides the English language test like TOEFL, IELTS, etc., many universities also ask for MCAT scores as entry requirements. 

This blog covers the details on MBBS in Canada, top universities, tuition fees, entry requirements, and after graduation possibilities. 

Why study MBBS in Canada? 

  • The medical degree/ MBBS degree obtained in Canada is recognized in Canada or other countries. 
  • Once you have graduated, the entry-level job position can pay up to CAD 80,000 per year. 
  • There is a huge demand for medical professionals in Canada- Jobs Bank Canada states that there will be over 50,000 vacancies from 2019 to 2028 for general practitioners and family physicians. 
  • The unemployment rate for doctors in Canada is quite good, and they are paid fairly well too. An experienced doctor can earn an average of CAD 300,000 per year in Canada
  • MBBS helps in obtaining PR in Canada

Top Universities for MBBS in Canada

According to the US News and World Report, the best universities in Canada for clinical medicine are listed in the table below.

Global Rank

University

Location

5

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

35

McMaster University

Hamilton, Canada

38

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada

42

McGill University

Montreal, Canada

69

University of Montreal

Montreal, Canada

80

University of Calgary

Calgary, Canada

85

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Canada

92

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

142

Western University

London, Canada

178

Laval University

Quebec, Canada

Entry Requirements to study MBBS in Canada

  • English proficiency tests like TOEFL, IELTS: For MBBS or MD programs in Canada, the minimum IELTS requirement is 7.0, and TOEFL Score is 94 or more. 
  • A bachelor degree in science/ biology with a  minimum of 3.2 GPA and more
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores.

University of Toronto

  • Course name: MD Program
  • English Language Requirements: 
    • TOEFL: A minimum of 100
    • IELTS: A minimum of 7.0
  • Academic Requirements: A completion of a bachelor degree with a minimum undergraduate degree of 3.3 GPA.on a 4.0 scale.
  • Other Requirements: MCAT Scores, 3 Letter of Recommendation, Resume, Statement of Purpose. 
  • MCAT Score: A cut-off score of 125 with at least 124 in each section.

Queen's University

  • Course name: MD Program
  • English Language Requirements: 
    • TOEFL: 100
    • IELTS: 7
  • Academic Requirements: A completion of a bachelor degree with a minimum undergraduate degree of 3.6 GPA.
  • Other Requirements: MCAT Scores, 3 Letter of Recommendation, Resume, Statement of Purpose. 
  • MCAT Score: A 121

Dalhousie University

  • Course name: MD Program
  • English Language Requirements: A minimum of 7.0 in IELTS with no score less than 7.0
  • Academic Requirements: A completion of a bachelor degree with a minimum of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Other Requirements: MCAT Scores, 3 Letter of Recommendation, Resume, Statement of Purpose. 
  • MCAT Score: A cut-off score of 118, a lower GPA can be compensated by a higher MCAT Score. 
  • Application fees: CAD 70

University of Victoria

Note that the University of Victoria does not admit international students. 

  • Course name: MD Program
  • Academic Requirements: A completion of a bachelor degree with(Courses in biology, chemistry and biochemistry are strongly recommended) a minimum of 75%. 
  • Other Requirements: MCAT Scores, 3 Letter of Recommendation, Resume, Statement of Purpose, unofficial transcripts 
  • MCAT Score: A cut-off score of 124 in each section.

University of Calgary

  • Course name: MD Program
  • English Language Requirements: 
    • TOEFL: 100
    • IELTS: 7.0
  • Academic Requirements: A completion of a bachelor degree with a minimum undergraduate degree of 3.2 GPA.
  • Other Requirements: Official MCAT Scores, 3 Letter of Recommendation, Resume, Statement of Purpose, official transcripts, interviews. 
  • MCAT Score: A minimum MCAT score of 128. 
  • Application fees: CAD 150

University of Alberta

  • Course name: MD Program
  • English Language Requirements: 
    • TOEFL: 100
    • IELTS: 7.0
  • Academic Requirements: A completion of a bachelor degree with a minimum undergraduate degree of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Other Requirements: Official transcripts, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Resume, Statement of Purpose.

Tuition Fees for MBBS in Canada

MBBS is one of the most expensive courses in the world, and the same applies to Canada. The tuition fees for MBBS in Canada ranges between CAD 35,000 to CAD 90,000 for international students. 

University

Average Annual tuition fees in CAD

University of Toronto

94,225

McGill University

49,540

University of Ottawa

53,600

McMaster University

94,203

Queen's University

83,000

University of Sherbrooke

33,000

Memorial University of Newfoundland

38,440

Scholarships after MBBS in Canada

There are several government-funded and university-funded scholarships in Canada for international students. 

  • BrokerFish International Student Scholarship
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Go Clean Scholarship
  • Canadian Rhodes Scholars Foundation Scholarship
  • Dr. John E Bradley Scholarship
  • Outdoor Sports Scholarship
  • Queena Esdale Memorial Scholarship (only for females)
  • Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships
  • Education Future International Scholarship

Medical courses in Canada

These are some of the most popular medical courses offered by Canada: 

Medical Colleges in Canada

Courses Offered to Study Medicine/MBBS in Canada

University of Alberta

MD in Surgery, Medicine, Biochemistry

University of Manitoba

BSc Medicine

University of Western Ontario

Bachelor of Medical Science (BMSc)

Queen’s University

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)

University of Waterloo

Undergraduate Course in Biomedical Science

University of the Fraser Valley

Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Nursing 

University of Calgary

Master of Community and Disability Studies (MCDS), MSc, PhD

University of Victoria

MD Program

MBBS in Canada without MCAT

While MCAT is a strict admission requirement for bachelors and master degrees in many medical schools, there are some medical colleges where you can study without MCAT. Nevertheless, you are required to have a bachelor degree in biology or medical science beforehand. 

  • Université Laval
  • University of Ottawa
  • Université de Montréal
  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • McGill University

Scope after MBBS in Canada

Earning a medical degree is not easy. It requires a great deal of zeal for the medical sector, diligence and patience. 

However, respect, quality of life, satisfaction, and salary will make up for it once you graduate.  After completing an MBBS or equivalent in Canada, one can earn from cad 80,000 to CAD 300,000 and more. You can pursue a career as a specialist doctor such as a surgeon, medical specialist and family physician.

 The table below shows the job title after MBBS and the average salary of these professions. 

Jobs after MBBS in Canada

Annual Salary in Canada (in CAD)

Medical Doctor

220,600

Emergency Department Physician

270,000

General Medical Practitioner

227,000

Invasive Cardiologist

465,000

Pathologist

81,081

Neurologist

365,000

Obstetrician

331,000

Physician - Anesthesiology

400,000

Physician - Immunology

363,000

 

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