Migration de professionnels de la santé : enjeux de reconnaissance de diplômés internationaux en médecine au Québec

Blain, MJ. et S. Fortin (2020)

Diversité urbaine


Quebec and Canada’s immigration policies aim to attract highly skilled candidates. Yet these migrants face multiple barriers in the labour market. International medical graduates (IMGs) encounter a complex process by which their skills are recognized (or not). Based on a qualitative research with IMGs and key figures in this knowledge & professional skills area, this article discusses the dynamic and relational nature of the recognition process, influenced by social relationships highlighting unequal relations between certain populations. Seeking to understand why some IMGs experience more obstacles than others, beyond factors related to personal characteristics, this article explores how subjective or invisibilized mechanisms at play colour the social and professional recognition of physicians whose aim is to practise medicine in Quebec.