Government of Ontario : Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care


Through the Re-Entry Program, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) funds residency positions each year for physicians currently practising in Canada to re-enter postgraduate medical training. The purpose of the program is to increase flexibility in the medical training system and provide opportunities for physicians to pursue areas of interest after a period of practice, while at the same time addressing the need for a variety of physician services in Ontario.

All Re-Entry positions begin (in or after) July 2017 and carry a two-year return of service requirement anywhere in Ontario following the training period.

For 2017/18, the Ministry has funding for training positions for family medicine, specialty and subspeciality programs.


Check their website for requirements.

Individuals with undischarged return of service agreements outside of Ontario may not be eligible to begin Ministry-funded training positions and should contact the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for further information.
Telephone number : 416 327-8339 or send an email to :


Return of Service (ROS) commitments are part of a package of government initiatives designed to attract and retain physicians in communities across Ontario.

Return of Service Requirement

The Ministry funds your Re-Entry training position, in exchange for your commitment to "return service" on a full-time basis for two years in any Ontario community. You are required to return service in the specialty area in which you will be trained in the Re-Entry Program.

Return of Service Agreement Package

Once the Ministry receives confirmation that you have accepted a training position, we will send you a Return of Service (ROS) package for your review and signature. The package will include :

If you wish to start residency in the Re-Entry Program, you must return an original signed copy of the ROS Agreement to the ministry by the date specified in your package. More detailed information and instructions will be provided in the ROS Agreement package.

We will send copies of the ROS Agreement package to your attention by post (letter mail) and email based on the contact information you provided in your Re-Entry application form. Please contact us if any of this information changes during the application processing period, or if you would like to confirm the accuracy of the contact information in our records.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the ROS Agreement and/or Practice Location Agreement, please contact Program Officer
at :; telephone number: 416 327-8339.


Applicants who wish to apply for a Re-Entry position must submit an application to the Ministry before the deadline.

A complete application must include all the following :

1. Application to Re-enter Postgraduate Medical Training

    A completed and signed application form to Re-enter Postgraduate Medical Training.

2. Curriculum Vitae

An up-to-date curriculum vitae that includes :

3. Personal Letter(s)

Submit a personal letter for each speciality you are applying for. The letters should :

Ensure you have your (a) full name and (b) the specialty you are applying for in your letter(s). You can list this information as the heading in your letters. We will send each personal letter only to the medical schools that you have indicated for that specialty.

4. Certificate of Professional Conduct (CPC)

What goes to the medical schools?

All the required documents are forwarded to the medical schools and/or programs to which you have applied.


Successful applicants in 2017/18 normally begin residency in July 2017. Applicants may, however, negotiate an alternate start date, within 18 months from July 2017, with the program area.


Completed application is to be received in our office by January 6, 2017.

Note : The “Certificate of Professional Conduct” from a provincial/territorial medical regulatory authority may come separately either by mail or email (same address below) before the deadline.


Submission by mail :
Mail completed application form with all the required documentation in one envelope to the address below :
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Health Workforce Policy Branch
Re-Entry Program
Box 965, 77 Wellesley St. West
Toronto ON  M7A 1N3

Submission by e-mail :

Attach completed application form with all the required documents (preferably in PDF) in one e-mail and send to: before the deadline.



Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Postgraduate Medical Education Office (PGME) / Medical Schools

Program Directors

Re-Entry Working Group