Canada has a highly sophisticated economy, advanced technology and enviable living standards which make it a magnet for expatriate workers seeking promising career prospects. 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 major advantage for physicians. Shortages of specialist physicians exist in many provinces, particurly in the fields of anaesthesia, psychiatry and internal medicine.
Medical and Healthcare Jobs in Canada
Canada has a nationalised healthcare system supplemented by a smaller private medical system. Most healthcare professionals are salaried but physicians can usually chose between salaried employment and fee for service work, the latter option usually providing higher remuneration. Salaried employment packages are often supplemented by retention or sign up bonuses.
Medical facilities are of high standard, well equipped and working conditions excellent.
You will need to hold a license to practice your profession in Canada in order to start work. Progression of the recruitment process to interview generally requires approval for eligibility to practice from the appropriate regulatory body. Requirements for the license to practice vary by province and further details can be obtained by contacting our recruiters.