Medical Licensure in Nova Scotia‑ College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)

You must have a postgraduate training license in the province where your home program is based.  Please submit the application as soon as possible. 

If your schedule includes a rotation in a province outside of your home base, you must have a license for that province as well.  All educational licenses need to be in place before you begin your program on July 1.

College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS):

Go to their licensing section on the website.

The link will take you to the page with the heading "Postgraduate Training Licence"

Select the appropriate application applicable for you from the list provided on this page only.

Do NOT apply through the ‘Apply for a Licence’ link on the left sidebar.  Do not use the left sidebar for navigation, all links are found on the page under the heading Postgraduate Training License.

DO NOT complete an application with  Those applications are not intended for a Postgraduate Training licence and will cost you additional fees that are not refundable.

If you are unsure as to which application you need to complete, please contact the College at

If you currently hold a Full, Defined or Academic Licence in Nova Scotia, please contact the CPSNS for direction before you complete any application form.

For further information, contact them by e-mail at or by phone at 902-422-5823 or toll free 877-282-7767.


The CPSNS realizes that medical diplomas and Medical Council of Canada exam results may not be available by May 15, so these documents can be forwarded to them separately but must all be submitted no later than July 31st. Please do not delay submitting your application while you await the results of your MCCQE (Part I).  Confirmation of Licensure and receipts will be provided to you on Orientation Day. Please ensure you bring a photo ID with you.