Thank you for your interest in the L/BMT Training Program.  Please see the application process outlined below.

Step 1: Apply to UBC

Complete an Application for Fellowship and return to:

Candy Ferris
Fellowship Program Administrator
2775 Laurel Street, 10th floor
Vancouver, BC V5Z1M9

Duration: 2 weeks

Step 2: Apply for Licensure

In order to practice medicine in British Columbia, you must obtain an educational medical license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC). Upon acceptance into the L/BMT Training Program, the fellowship program administrator will notify the College of your intention to undertake fellowship. The College will in turn contact you with an application package for you to complete.

Duration: 6 weeks

Credentials Certification

If you have completed your medical education outside Canada, the College requires your credentials to be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates – International Credentials Services (ECFMG®-EICS) through their online certification portal.

Duration: 4 weeks

Step 3: Apply for Immigration

All non-Canadians must apply for immigration to Canada in order to undertake fellowship. Once the BC College of Physicians & Surgeons has approved your temporary license, the fellowship program administrator will submit an application to Employment and Immigration requesting approval of immigration status on your behalf. This application will include:

  • Request Letter
  • UBC offer letter
  • CPSBC Registration Approval letter
  • CV
  • Reference letters

Immigration Canada will process this application and send back a ‘Positive Labour Market Opinion’. Upon receiving this, you will need to take it to the Canadian Immigration office nearest to where you live to complete the immigration process.

Duration: 12 weeks

Medical Examination

Citizenship and Immigration Canada may require you to pass a medical examination in order to come to Canada. To pass this examination, you must not have a condition that is a danger to public health and safety or would cause excessive demand on health or social services in Canada. Instructions on how to undergo the medical examination will be sent to you after you submit your application to the visa office.

Step 4: Interview with CPSBC

Once you have obtained licensure and your immigration has been approved, the Fellowship Program Director will arrange your fellowship start date. After arriving in Vancouver, we ask that allow yourself a few days to acclimate prior to beginning your fellowship.

Prior to beginning your fellowship, you must schedule an interview with the College in Vancouver. Registration will not be granted until you complete this interview.

Step 5: Welcome to the L/BMT Training Program

During your first week, orientation will be provided by the fellowship administrator, fellowship director and nursing staff. Orientation will review fellowship duties, research opportunities, teaching activities, and information pertinent to your training.