Trainees register as elective residents at the University of Toronto in order to satisfy a specified part of the requirements of the ongoing residency training program in which they are enrolled at their home institution. Elective training is short-term training that does not exceed 6 months in duration.
Eligibility for Licensure
In order to be considered for elective training, applicants must be eligible for a certificate authorizing postgraduate education (an educational-type medical license) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), the body which regulates the practice of medicine in Ontario.
The CPSO’s requirements for the licensure of elective residents vary, depending on the applicant’s school of medical degree graduation and on the home institution where the applicant is enrolled in ongoing residency training.
Work Permit Requirement for International Trainees
Applicants who are accepted for elective residency training at the University of Toronto will require a work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for the full duration of their elective training if they are not Canadian citizens or do not have Canadian permanent resident status.
- For Canadians Currently in Residency Training in Ontario
- For Canadians Currently in Residency Training in the U.S. or in Canada outside Ontario
- For U.S. Citizens Currently in Residency Training in the U.S.
- For International Trainees Currently in Residency Training in Canada or the U.S.
- For International Trainees Currently in Residency Training outside Canada and the U.S.