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Canada Canadian applying for US J1 Visa (do we need MCCEE)

Hi i recently heard that for a Canadian citizen to apply for residency in US, while applying for J1 visa, it is required to give MCCEE (canadian exam) first otherwise J1 visa is not granted as they want to be sure we will return to our home country. I however have no plans of returning to Canada because i have moved out of there years ago as i did my medical school in Asia. So i hope someone can confirm with me if this rule applies to every Canadian applying for J1 or only certain ones who graduated from Canadian med schools.
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You must take the MCCEE in order to get your J1 if you are a Canadian citizen trying to match in the united states. There really is no way around it unfortunately.
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what about those who have a dual nationality??
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You must take the MCCEE in order to get your J1 if you are a Canadian citizen trying to match in the united states. There really is no way around it unfortunately.
Please reply what about dual national, since i have dual nationality of pakistan and canada.
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Same here soni. I want to know this. I hope someone who really knows about it replies. moderators?
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Default Yes you need MCCEE to get J1 Visa

If your medical school is not a US medical school and you are Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and you want to apply for J1 residency then yes you need to be holding Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) which will be issued to you upon completion of all MCC exams.

This is because when you apply to the ECFMG for J1 sponsorship, they require a statement of need from your country.

In Canada, the official institute that will provide you that statement is Health Canada, website http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

For official information check this CaRMS official web page http://www.carms.ca/eng/ERAS_intro_e.shtml (scroll down to where it says J1 Visa).

Also check the relevant Health Canada web page here
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/hhr-r.../cat_b-eng.php (scroll down to where it says How do I plan my training to ensure that I can get a full medical license in Canada?)

If you have another nationality, then you might want to apply to the ECFMG with that nationality to circumvent that rule. But remember, you still have to go back to your country (e.g Pakistan in the case of sonii above) after you finish residency unless you do a waiver job if you want to stay in USA. If you want to go back to Canada then you have do to MCCEE anyway, so might as well do it right now better.

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If you have another nationality, then you might want to apply to the ECFMG with that nationality to circumvent that rule. But remember, you still have to go back to your country (e.g Pakistan in the case of sonii above) after you finish residency unless you do a waiver job if you want to stay in USA. If you want to go back to Canada then you have do to MCCEE anyway, so might as well do it right now better.
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What do u mean by "unless you do a waiver job" ? Can u further clarify on that
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What do u mean by "unless you do a waiver job" ? Can u further clarify on that
If you do a waiver job, you waive the rule of going back to your country.
For more information read here
J1 Visa Waiver Jobs and other waivers

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If your medical school is not a US medical school and you are Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and you want to apply for J1 residency then yes you need to be holding Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) which will be issued to you upon completion of all MCC exams.

This is because when you apply to the ECFMG for J1 sponsorship, they require a statement of need from your country.

In Canada, the official institute that will provide you that statement is Health Canada, website http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

For official information check this CaRMS official web page http://www.carms.ca/eng/ERAS_intro_e.shtml (scroll down to where it says J1 Visa).

Also check the relevant Health Canada web page here
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/hhr-r.../cat_b-eng.php (scroll down to where it says How do I plan my training to ensure that I can get a full medical license in Canada?)

If you have another nationality, then you might want to apply to the ECFMG with that nationality to circumvent that rule. But remember, you still have to go back to your country (e.g Pakistan in the case of sonii above) after you finish residency unless you do a waiver job if you want to stay in USA. If you want to go back to Canada then you have do to MCCEE anyway, so might as well do it right now better.

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We can apply from Pakistan even if we are born in Canada? Clarify this as well please.would it create any legal issues if they know a candidate holds two nationalities?
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We can apply from Pakistan even if we are born in Canada? Clarify this as well please.would it create any legal issues if they know a candidate holds two nationalities?
Yes. You can do that.
The ECFMG has no policies or restrictions about dual nationalities.
You can choose one of the nationalities and apply with it.

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Yes. You can do that.
The ECFMG has no policies or restrictions about dual nationalities.
You can choose one of the nationalities and apply with it.

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I have a question, I am in Canada ( PR card holder ) and from Pakistan.So I have both nationalities.I recently came to know that I have to do MCCEE to get J-1 visa. I don`t want to lose this year match.Can I apply to this year match and get J-1 visa processing from Pakistan ? Is it possible ??
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