April 15, 2024

Your Guide For Finding GP Jobs In Canada: The Great White North

Advantage is skilled at helping GPs find jobs in some of the most incredible destinations all over the world.

Career Development

Advantage is skilled at helping GPs find jobs in some of the most incredible destinations all over the world. 

That includes Canada: a country famous for its beautiful landscapes, from majestic mountains to vast forests and idyllic lakes. This makes it a wonderful place to explore in your spare time if you end up working as a GP in this country. 

You’ll have the chance to visit such incredible destinations as Banff National Park, Niagara Falls, and the Canadian Rockies attract millions of visitors every year.

The country is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including bears, moose, beavers, and whales. Its vast wilderness areas provide habitats for many species.

Canada also has a rich and exciting culture. It’s frequently celebrated for its diversity and multiculturalism, so when working as a GP here you’ll meet people from all over the world. 

Did you know that Canadians are famous for being polite and friendly? 

This has largely been found to be true: Canadians are often recognised for their politeness, inclusivity, and willingness to help others.

Canada is also famous for its ice hockey, which is considered more than just a sport in Canada; it's a national obsession. Many Canadians have an abiding passion for hockey, and the country has produced numerous legendary players who have left a lasting mark on the sport.

Another huge source of pride for Canadians is their healthcare system. 

Just like in the UK, Canada's publicly funded healthcare system is a source of pride for many Canadians. While it has its challenges, it provides access to medical care for all citizens and permanent residents.

These are just a few highlights of what Canada is famous for. So, what’s it like to work as a GP in this country?

Navigating the Canadian healthcare landscape: information for GP job seekers.

Our agency looks to be your ultimate guide and support when looking for GP jobs in Canada. 

We appreciate as a doctor considering a career move to the Great White North, navigating the Canadian healthcare system can be both exciting and challenging. This guide aims to provide you with essential insights into the Canadian healthcare landscape, helping you make informed decisions as you embark on your job search journey.

More about Canada’s healthcare system.

Canada boasts a publicly funded healthcare system known as Medicare; this provides essential medical services to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents. However, it's important to note that healthcare delivery varies across provinces and territories, each with its own healthcare administration.

Canada has provincial healthcare systems.

Each province and territory in Canada operates its own healthcare system, which includes hospitals, clinics, and primary care facilities. While the overarching principles of Medicare remain throughout the country, there are variations in coverage, services, and funding models.

What about licensing and registration?

Before practicing medicine in Canada, you must obtain the necessary licensure and registration. This used to involve completing the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) however many of the provinces have waived this requirement.  Contact us to find out more.  At Advantage we have strong links in Canada and we are always kept abreast of current licensing and registration requirements. Candidates will also need to meet specific requirements set by the provincial regulatory body where they intend to practice.

Finding job opportunities for GPs with our agency. 

GPs are in demand across Canada, particularly in rural and underserved areas. Job opportunities may vary depending on location, with urban centers often having more competitive job markets. Consider exploring opportunities in community health centers, hospitals, and private practices.

Get support during your job search.

At Advantage we have filtered out the vast plethora of jobs out on the market to bring only the most desirable opportunities to our doctors.  We understand from working in Canada ourselves, what makes a job worthwhile.  Our team is highly experienced and can provide you with advice on your CV and support you through your transition to Canda.

What about compensation and benefits?

Compensation packages for GPs in Canada vary based on various factors. These include location, your level of experience, and practice setting. 

As you integrate into the Canadian healthcare system, understanding cultural norms and diversity is crucial. This is a country which prides itself on its multiculturalism, and embracing cultural competency will enhance your patient care experience.

Find a new role with our doctor-led agency. 

By seeking guidance from our experts at Advantage, you can embark on a successful career journey in Canada's diverse and dynamic healthcare environment.

Run by doctors for doctors, our agency helps people find both professional and locum roles. We have a dedicated leadership team to support you at every step of the way. Our agency is led by Dr Rowen Fernando, a GP with 18+ years of experience, and his strong team of dedicated experts both in the UK and in Toronto.

Contact Advantage for invaluable insights if you’re interested in working in this beautiful country. 

If you’re looking for the latest GP jobs in Canada, don’t forget to explore our latest opportunities today. Or simply contact our team for more information.

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