The Allergist and Immunologist is a physician who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the immune system which includes medical conditions such as asthma and eczema as well as specific allergies to foods, medicines, environmental agents such as pollen and insect stings. Allergists and Immunologists train as internists or paediatricians before undertaking further sub specialist training in the field of allergy and immunology.
Canada's highly sophisticated economy, advanced technology and enviable living standards make it a magnet for expatriate workers seeking to develop their careers. Opportunities for skilled medical professionals abound in the more remote areas and sometimes in the major cities.
Comprised of ten provinces and three territories, each with its own regulatory framework for professionals and separate taxation structures, career opportunities and remuneration vary considerably across the country.
Demand for general practitioners and family physicians is high in the more remote areas and expertise and experience in rural medicine, resuscitation and surgical technique is a plus for physicians. Shortages of specialist physicians exist in many provinces.