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What are salaries like in Canada?

Doctors in permanent roles in Canada earn between CAN$250,000 and CAN$600,000, depending on their specialty and the location chosen. In addition, GPs (Family Physicians) working in locum roles earn around CAN$35,000 a month, depending on the location. Medical practitioners enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle as the cost of living and property prices in Canada are significantly lower than the UK and Europe (around 30% lower).

Will I be eligible for professional registration in Canada with my current qualifications and experience?

Each province in Canada has its own requirements for registration. At present we are only able to assist Family Physicians who have completed their post graduate training in the UK, Ireland, Australia, the USA or Canada.

Please see our Medical Registration page for more details.

Will accommodation and relocation expenses to Canada be provided?

Accommodation, transport and relocation expenses may be provided. This will depend on the province, health region and community that you work within.

Can I take my family with me to Canada?

Yes. Most doctors who come to work in Canada bring their families. Considered as one of the best places in the world to live, Canada gives you and your family a great opportunity to experience a different way of life and to enjoy the space and freedom of its forests, mountains, prairies, lakes, rivers and beaches. We will arrange visas for your whole family once you secure a job offer.

Will my spouse or children be able to work in Canada?

Yes. Spouses and common-law partners of skilled foreign workers with a work-permit may obtain a permit to work in Canada.

What are Canadian schools like?

Canada spends around eight per cent of its gross domestic product on education and has some of the best schools and colleges in the world. Full-time education is compulsory in all provinces from the ages of five, six or seven and continues until age 16 -18. Education in public primary and secondary schools is free but parents pay top-up ‘student fees’ of between CAN$5 and CAN$100 per term for extra-curricular classes. Admission to public school for foreign children is dependent on the type and duration of the visa granted to their parents. Foreign families resident in Canada for a limited period often send their children to private international schools.

Can I begin/complete my training in Canada?

We don’t assist with training programmes. However, if you are interested in training in Canada, the following links will be of interest:

Then, once you are fully trained and have obtained a license, get in touch with us and we will find a job for you.

How much time should I allow from receiving a job offer to starting work in Canada?

Once you have accepted a position, we would generally allow four to six months to complete the licensure and work permit requirements that allow you to start working in Canada. The length of the visa approval process also varies depending on your country of residence so it is best to discuss this with your Global Medics consultant.

Can I extend my Canadian visa?

Yes. We work with immigration specialists who can not only assist with extending your work permit, but also permanent residency and citizenship applications.

How long can I work in Canada?

For as long as you have the right to work in the country.

How long is the typical employment contract in Canada?

For International Medical Graduates coming into Canada, the average contract length is presently two to three years.
If you are a Canadian-trained physician, or already fully licensed to work within Canada, you can do any length of role from short term (a few weeks) to many years for permanent roles.

Get in touch today to see what world of opportunities awaits for you in Canada.

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