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 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 taxation structures, career opportunities and remuneration vary considerably across the country.

Demand for generalists is high in the more remote areas and expertise and experience in rural medicine, resuscitation and surgical technique is a plus for physicians. 

What to expect

  • salaried or fee for service remuneration, variable across provinces
  • taxation, variable across provinces
  • professional license and relocation expenses may be covered by employer
  • 30 days annual leave
  • sign up and retention bonuses depending upon employer
  • high quality of facilities