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ReEntry, Repatriation, and International Medical Graduate Trainees

Tables in Part 3 of the Postgraduate Medical Trainees in Ontario (PMTIO) Annual Reports include point census data for the medical trainees in Ontario that are a part of the ReEntry, Repatriation, and International Medical Graduate (IMG) programs.

Trainee counts in PMTIO Annual Reports are based on a November 1 census date.

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The ReEntry program allows limited numbers of Canadian graduates to re-enter the postgraduate system in order to further their training. Graduates from the ReEntry program provide service in underserviced areas of the province for a designated time following completion of their training.


The Repatriation program offers additional years of training for Canadian graduates who have completed their U.S. postgraduate training and require additional training to meet Canadian certification requirements.

International Medical Graduates

For International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who meet Ontario regulatory requirements the Touchstone Program provides access to professional practice in Ontario. Details of IMG competency evaluation can be found on the Touchstone Institute website.