FAQ

Membership

Funding

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a department of the Government of Canada which facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. IRCC provides funding to AIMGA for their programs and services, therefore AIMGA must abide by IRCC Funding Guidelines.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) administers the Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance Program to help newcomers settle and adapt to life in Canada, setting them on a path to integration and full citizenship. Through these programs, IRCC works with many partners to deliver services to newcomers.

The Settlement Program assists immigrants and refugees to overcome barriers specific to newcomers’ experiences so that they can fully participate in social, cultural, civic and economic life in Canada and acquire citizenship.

Eligible clients

Only the following persons are eligible to receive IRCC settlement services:

  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Protected persons as defined in Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents (pending verifications) and who have been informed, by a letter from IRCC
  • Temporary foreign workers who hold or received approval of a work permit under section 112 or received initial approval for permanent residence under section 113 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Restrictions

  • Canadian citizens and non-permanent residents are not eligible persons.

The 6 service types are:

  • Needs assessment and referrals
  • Information and orientation
  • Language training
  • Employment-related services
  • Support services
  • Building community connections
No, you are not ineligible for all our programs and services. Specific programs have limited seats, thus a selection process and/or set criteria are in place to ensure seats are given to the right person, at the right time in their pursuit to seeking licensure. Attempts will be made on behalf of AIMGA to seek additional funding. Where possible, AIMGA may offer some programs and services on a fee-for-service basis in order to accommodate members who are Canadian citizens. AIMGA acts on behalf of its membership and has the interests of the membership at heart. We do our best within the funding guidelines set by IRCC.

Programs and Services

Account

Simply click on the “Click here for lost password” link and enter the email address associated with your account. You will automatically receive an email with a link to reset your password.

Communications

If you are no longer receiving emails from AIMGA, it may be the following reason(s):

  1. You recently changed your email address, but your profile still has your old email address. Please ensure that you regularly update your profile so that we have your up to date information.
  2. You unsubscribed from our mailing list. Most of AIMGA’s email communications are sent from a third-party email marketing site called Mailchimp. If at any time you opted out of these email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link, you will no longer receive any emails from AIMGA. Please note that this mailing list is separate from your AIMGA account; even if you are an active member of AIMGA, you will not receive emails because you are unsubscribed in Mailchimp. If you would like to opt into these communications again, please send an email to info@aimga.ca and we can send you a subscription request.
  3. Our emails may be getting caught in your spam/junk mail folder. To ensure that future emails are not marked as spam or junk mail, please add info@aimga.ca to your approved email list.
Some of our workshops may be targeted specifically to members who are studying for an MCC examination or are at a specific point in their licensure journey. Additionally, we have limited seats available for many of our programs. Therefore, it is crucial that seats are given to the right person at the right time in their pursuit to seeking licensure.

Library

AIMGA has a variety of materials such as exam preparation guides and medical textbooks (e.g., Toronto Notes) to support our members through the licensure process. As many of these resources can be costly to purchase, members in good standing of AIMGA can borrow these resources free of charge.
You may borrow up to three books at one time.
You can borrow books for an initial period of two weeks. After that time, you can renew for a further two weeks for a total of four weeks per book. This is to allow other members to have access to these materials as they can be in high demand during certain times of the year (i.e., during exam season).

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