Restricted Registration

The McMaster Emergency Medicine program is a participant in the provincial Restricted Registration (RR) program. The following is a summary of the yearly requirements that should be met by residents seeking RR licensing.

Please note that though you are eligible, you must independently apply for a special RR license through the CPSO registration committee. Please see the RR website for more information (

Fees & deadlines: It is important to note that there are required fees and strict deadlines. Fees for an RR license must be paid on a yearly basis for each job site regardless of how much of the year is spent working.

Current Eligible Sites For Eligible McMaster FRCPC ER Residents

  • JH ICU

Requirements For Participation

  • Attendance at AHD/JC meets expectations for good standing
  • Adequate performance for CITE and Block Exams
  • On Track for EPAs and other evaluations


  • Can apply during PGY3 following Critical Care Rotations
  • Limited to 1 additional shift per week
  • Work hours can NOT exceed maximum/time off between shifts as outlined in the PARO-CAHO Collective Agreement
  • May not interfere with Residency Program Requirements (clinical or academic)
  • May not be done during shift reduction period leading up to Royal College exam

At McMaster University’s Division of Emergency Medicine (EM), it’s our mission to foster world-class research, education, and leadership with a strong focus on clinical applicability.

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