Family physicians working in Nunavut should be experienced in the Canadian medical system and have a good understanding of its referral patterns.

Contracts are only being offered at present to family physicians with full, unrestricted registration in another Canadian jurisdiction and those who are active members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Preference is given to family physicians holding the CCFP designation.

Successful completion of ACLS, ATLS, and PALS courses is a requirement for working in Nunavut. Physicians who prefer to work in Rankin Inlet and those providing obstetrical care in Iqaluit should have successfully completed the ALSO or the ALARM course.


To practice medicine in Nunavut, you must be licensed by the Medical Registration Committee of Nunavut. The Committee meets every two weeks to consider applications.

To save time and effort, you may wish to request in writing that the Registrar of your home province/territory forward to the Nunavut Registrar electronic or original copies of your LMCC, medical degree, evidence of completion of appropriate post-graduate training, evidence of acceptable past medical practice and a current letter of good standing.

Licensing processing takes approximately 6 – 8 weeks to complete.

For more information, please contact the Professional Practice Division:

Registrar, Health Professions
Department of Health
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 390,
Kugluktuk, NU
X0B 0E0 Canada
Phone: 867-982-7668 OR
Phone: 867-982-7655
Fax: 867-982-3256 OR
Fax: 867-982-7640
Email: kIlgok@gov.nu.ca