Medical and Health Care Careers

Are you looking for a career in Canada's medical and health care industry?

Northwestern Ontario is inviting medical and health care professionals from Canada and around the world to find a new career in the region. We need the right number and mix of physicians and health care professionals to build and maintain healthy communities. Whether you are a seasoned professional, new graduate or medical student, you can find the perfect opportunity here.

Health care is one of this region’s most dynamic and fastest growing sectors. People from within Canada and abroad are amazed by the diversity of employment opportunities and the quality of medical and health care facilities. No other region can match the variety of careers, professional development opportunities, high standard of work environments or quality of life found in Northwestern Ontario.

Choose from a wide range of exciting family practice or specialist opportunities

General/Family Practitioners

There are many communities and organizations across Northwestern Ontario searching for General and Family Practitioners. Practice opportunities are available in the public and private sectors at hospitals, medical clinics, health centres, community clinics, long-term care homes and more.

In order to qualify as a Practicing Physician in Ontario interested physicians will need to receive their licences through the Provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). Candidates will follow a Pathway to Licensing to complete the process, typically either the Pathway 3 for US trained physicians, and Pathway 4 for International Medical Graduates (IMG).

Incentives and support services are offered to help recruit and retain quality Practitioners from outside the region such as: 

  • The Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention (NRRR) Initiative offers financial incentives to eligible physicians who establish a full-time practice in an eligible community. As an example; the amount of the Thunder Bay grant is $80,000.
  • Underserviced Area Program’s (UAP) offers travel reimbursement from within Ontario and accommodations expenses for interested candidates to visit communities on its Lists of Areas Designated as Underserviced for General / Family Practitioners (GP/ FP), Specialists or rehabilitation professionals.

Specialist Opportunities

There are vacancies to be filled around the region in hospitals, research laboratories and extended care facilities in specialties such as:

  • Anesthesia      
  • Emergency Medicine   
  • Cardiology      
  • Dermatology   
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Physical Medicine/Rehab         
  • Plastic Surgery and more.                                                        

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