-issued by the Ministry of Health of the country of nationality or last legal permanent residence. It is written assurance that the country needs specialists in the area in which the physician will receive training. It also serves to confirm the physician’s commitment to return to that country upon completion of training in the U.S.
HOW DO I GET THE STATEMENT OF NEED?
Must pass the MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination)
Download REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A STATEMENT OF NEED FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA FOR MEDICAL GRADUATES SEEKING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES from Health Canada website –
Follow the instructions…
Usually offered three times a year
All information can be found on the MCC website –
Must choose the date which is within 9 months of graduation (usually October or November sitting)
We graduate JUNE but you start work in JULY?
-this obviously does not give you enough time to apply for VISA