The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) is responsible for promoting a uniform standard of qualification to practice medicine for all physicians across Canada. The qualification, known as the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), remains acceptable to provincial medical regulatory authorities. This ensures portability across the country, while continuing to guarantee that each province and territory maintains the right to grant the license to practice medicine.
The organization assesses over 11,000 medical students and graduates every year through its qualifying examinations (MCCQE’s) to fulfill its mandate to administer a uniform system for physician assessment for all of Canada. The MCC’s credential, the Licentiate of the MCC (LMCC) is meant to be the final educational credential to allow independent unsupervised practice.