Licensed Users

Licensed Users are organizations which have contracted with MINC#NIMC to use MINCs. They are provided with current MINCs, regular updates and read-only access to the MINC#NIMC system.

Licensed Users must sign a License Agreement, which includes a list of Approved Uses for MINCs.

Ask how to become a Licensed User by sending an email to: and see our Fee Schedule.

Restrictions affecting Licensed Users

The following restrictions are in place to protect the confidentiality of individuals in the MINC database:

  1. No personal information can be released from the MINC#NIMC system to a Licensed User other than the name and MINC.
  2. A MINC will be released only when the physician’s identity can be confirmed.

Note: Licensed Users must provide, at a minimum, the applicant’s full name and date of birth when requesting a MINC. For additional information, see Core personal data requirements.

This prevents the incorrect identification of individuals who share the same name. If other applicant information is similar, additional information may be required (e.g., the year of graduation). Thus, while only the name and MINC will be released to a Licensed User, a Licensed User may be required to provide additional applicant information to confirm an individual’s identity.

Current Licensed Users


Alberta Health Services (AHS)
Alberta Medical Association (AMA)
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)
Canadian Forces Health Services
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
Canadian Resident Matching Services (CaRMS)
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
Covenant Health
Doctors Manitoba
Doctors of BC (BCMA)²
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
Manitoba HealthCare Providers Network (mhpn)
Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
Ontario Physician Reporting Centre (OPRC)
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
New Brunswick Medical Society
The Government of the Northwest Territories
The Government of Nunavut


College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
School of Medicine, Queen’s University
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – University of Western Ontario
University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine
University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine
University of Sherbrooke