Application Criteria

All Applicants must hold or obtain the following minimum qualifications before application to the residency programs:

  • Graduation from or enrolment in the final year of a chiropractic program accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Canada of the Canadian Federation of Chiropractic regulatory and educational boards, or an accrediting agency which is a member in good standing of the Councils on Chiropractic Education International.
  • Original University and/or Chiropractic College transcripts
  • Good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is recommended)
  • Proof of proficiency in English, if English is not his/her first language. All courses at CMCC are conducted in English language, therefore students must have sufficient facility in English to understand and profit from instruction. All students for whom English is not their first language are required to submit evidence of their proficiency in English by providing:
    • a minimum score of 92 on the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This test may be taken at CMCC's institutional code is 8866, or
    • a minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS) Academic test. This test may be taken at

Additional Requirements for Students Studying in Foreign Universities and International Students:

Compliance with the Canadian Department of Employment and Immigration (under the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development) regulations governing the entrance of foreign students. Applicants are advised to contact their nearest Canadian government representative to ensure compliance with such regulations.

Foreign nationals are required to hold and present a valid study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in order to register at CMCC. CMCC will retain a copy of the student’s study permit, for the duration of his/her academic program, subject to institutional requirements as determined by CIC. More information is available on the International Applicants page.

Transcripts and Documentation

Transcripts from institutions outside of Canada must be evaluated on a course by course basis by the World Education Services, Inc (WES). This is the only agency from whom CMCC will accept foreign transcript evaluations.

World Education Services, Inc.

1400 – 2 Carlton St

Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3 Canada

Telephone: 416 972 0070 or 866 343 0070</p.

Fax: 416 972 9004

Applicants are to contact WES directly to set up an account designating CMCC as a 'recipient' of their transcript evaluation,and to have their academic institutions send their transcripts directly to WES. WES will forward their official evaluations directly to CMCC.

These evaluations are due in the CMCC Office of Admissions by the application deadline. Please note that this process may take several weeks.

Notarized English translations of documents and certified true photocopies of the originals of all documents that are in a language other than English must be provided at the time of application.

Additional Information for all Applicants

  • Research experience is encouraged (including undergraduate research).
  • Qualified applicants will be granted a personal interview.
  • Applicants must identify a research supervisor and potential research topic prior to attending the interview. See admission process section for further information.