Just copying from my sdn post: I am considering going to Australia, with the goal of matching into residency in Canada (family). However I have read through multiple posts around and it seems like the IMG route is very very difficult (aiming for elective in Canada, MCCQE, NAC OSCE, CAP?, etc. just to get an interview). It seems too high of a risk to play since there is no guarantee to be allowed to stay in Australia (let alone get an internship) nor match back in Canada, though I would guess that getting an intern spot in a rural location may be easier than matching in Canada. I am aware about DO being much much better, though I'm not as interested in doing residency in the US. Likely I would just go for nursing as it seems there is still a demand for BC nurses.