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July 18, 2024 8:31 pm (GMT)

Christmas in Canada

In This Issue:

  • Featured Opportunity
    Practice Opportunities Across Canada
    Christmas in Canada
    Canada, the most popular country in the world
    Practice Medicine in Alberta
    Independent Practice Licensing in Ontario

Featured Opportunity

Busy clinic, slow-paced life, in a small community near Vancouver, BC

Near Vancouver, British Columbia – Located less than one hour drive from the city of Vancouver, this busy clinic offers appointments and walk-in services. With 6 exam rooms, onsite lab, and cryotherapy treatments, this office is a located in the heart of the Fraser Valley. The clinic is open 6 days a week and closed on Sunday. Patients are a mix of families, professionals and seniors. A pharmacy is next door and lab is walking distance.

This community is an ideal location for raising a family. Homes are large and modern, schools are excellent, and the recreational opportunities are outstanding. Enjoy a walk or hike through natural surroundings, swim in the lake, kayak, canoe, and even catch a fish. Yet, you have all the modern amenities. Your family will love this community!

Clinic owner estimates annual gross billings of approximately GBP 300,000 or 550,000 AUD.

Ask to see a video of this clinic.

Practice Opportunities Across Canada

Greater Toronto Area – We have numerous openings for general practitioners in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). These positions offer appointments only or a mix of appointment patients and walk-ins. Either way, your gross billings will be up to £265,000 working eight hours a day. No home visits. No hospital visits.

The clinics: These clinics are all large, brightly lighted, clean and professional with great access for patients.

You can work in downtown Toronto or within 90 minutes. The cost of living decreases the further you are away from the city center.

The City: Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.

The population is 2.75 million and is very multi-cultural. Every possible place of worship will be found along with ethnic grocery stores and restaurants.

Toronto is always a very vibrant city with a wide range of recreational activities.

At Canada Medical Careers there is never any cost to you for our recruitment services and we pay your immigration legal fees! Contact [email protected] for more information.

Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina is the capital of the Province of Saskatchewan and has an area population of 240,000 residents. Compared to the rest of Canada the cost of living is low, yet the income can be significantly more than other cities in Canada. The people have a history of strong family values and are always ready to help a neighbour. The economy is growing quickly in numerous areas. For example, the Innovation Place Research Park near the University of Regina hosts several science and technology companies. There are 4,700 private sector businesses in the city.

The Clinic: The clinic where you could practice is one of the oldest and most well known in the city, historically opening 365 days of the year, where physician schedules permit.

This exceptional clinic has the largest urgent care treatment in the city with urgent care supplies totalling over 200 items. There is an Xray facility on the premises.

Like most clinics in Canada, compensation is on a fee-for-service basis. This means your earnings are dependent upon how many patients you see. In this clinic, management encourages physicians to practice medicine in a way they are comfortable providing treatment to patients.

Some physicians see 25 patients a day while others see 50 patients a day. You practice at your preferred pace. Your schedule will be flexible. You might choose to work one weekend day and take a weekday off. Some physicians choose to work only three or four days with longer hours an option. Management will accommodate family needs when developing a schedule.

Nearby are a pharmacy, blood lab, physiotherapist, chiropractor, dentist, and specialists in pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, radiology and internal medicine.

Minimum admin. No home visits. Hospital privileges recommended.

The clinic is owned by a very well-respected general practitioner, formerly from the UK, who will ensure a smooth transition for you into Canadian practice.

Regina is a great place to raise a family. You will be able to live in a private home on a large piece of land very quickly after arriving.

Mandatory Requirement: MRCGP, MICGP, RACGP, ACRRM, DABFM or CCFP

Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta – If you have your MRCGP, MICGP or RACGP, and your LMCC designation, then you are probably eligible for one of our amazing income opportunities. Working full-time you can gross bill £350,000 or more and after overhead charges take home £280,000 or more! No home visits or hospital visits and low admin!

Depending upon the location, proficiency in Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, or Urdu may be an advantage.

Calgary and Alberta are two very modern, sophisticated cities near the Rocky Mountains where you can spend your free time hiking, skiing, camping, horseback riding!

Call [email protected] to discuss how you can qualify for these positions.

Merry Christmas!

Canada is a very multi-cultural country with many religions, but it is safe to say that everyone enjoys the colours and sounds of Christmas. Many people take December 24 off, then Christmas Day and Boxing Day are formal holidays when people spend time with their families. Yes, we have Santa, Rudolph, and strings of lights everywhere for people to enjoy – and plenty of food.

Canada is a very fortunate country with its better than average incomes and a good work-life balance so residents can take the time to really enjoy the season!

Which are the most popular countries for moving abroad?

Canada is Tops! “The most popular destination for people looking to move overseas was Canada, which topped the wish-lists of 29 other countries” according to a study done by Remitly.com

“Featuring prominently in the Global Peace Index as one of the safest places to live, and boasting low unemployment rates alongside a high amount of immigration options, it’s arguably no surprise that Canada is head and shoulders above the rest of the world. Add to that its friendly locals and beautiful scenery and it’s little surprise that the country is so appealing.”

Following Canada in popularity were Japan, Spain, Germany, Qatar, Australia, Switzerland, Portugal, USA and the UK.

Practice Medicine in Alberta


Alberta has experienced a relatively high rate of growth in recent years, due in large part to its economy. Between 2003 and 2004, the province saw high birthrates (on par with some larger provinces such as British Columbia), relatively high immigration, and a high rate of interprovincial migration when compared to other provinces. Approximately 81% of the population live in urban areas and only about 19% live in rural areas. The total population is currently 4,600,000 or about 11% of Canada’s population.

Alberta is exceptionally beautiful. You will find fertile plains with abundant farms. To the west are the Rocky Mountains with their snowy peaks as host to Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise, one of over 600 freshwater lakes in the province.

A comparison of size puts Alberta at seven times the size of the UK. Those that move from the UK to Alberta are astonished at the open spaces. One gentleman remarked he pulls a long motorhome on vacation and he has no trouble navigating the roads or finding an overnight space to stay in one of many parks. Another remarked, it can get very cold in the winter, but the rest of the year is amazing.

Independent Practice Licensing in Ontario

If you are interested in practicing in Ontario, Canada which includes the Greater Toronto Area, you may have a pathway to obtaining an Independent Practice Certificate. Consider the information below and if you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

On June 10, 2021, the MCC announced that it cancelled the MCCQE 2, and effective June 29, 2021 will award the LMCC to individuals who meet specified criteria, in absence of MCCQE Part 2.

This policy provides an alternative to the requirement for the successful completion of Part 2 of the MCCQE for physicians who hold the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) Qualification.

MCC continues, “the Registration Committee may direct the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration authorizing independent practice to applicants who hold the LMCC and are otherwise qualified for an Independent Practice Certificate of Registration and satisfy the non- exemptible requirements set out in Section 2(1) of Ontario Regulation 865/93.”

To learn more about how to obtain your LMCC (Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada please visit: https://mcc.ca/about/lmcc/

Physicians Apply

Trouble Completing Your PhysiciansApply.ca Account?

As recruiters, we discovered that many physicians have difficulty supplying their information this online service. A simple error, like not scanning all four corners of a document can cause rejection. Which documents do you have notarized? How do you submit your documents?

We have created an explanatory video that is yours FREE, just by asking. Contact [email protected] to receive your link!

If you are serious about practicing medicine in Canada the first thing you should do is open an account with PhysiciansApply.ca. It is an online portal operated under the auspices of the Medical Council of Canada (similar to the GMC in the UK). Every doctor coming to Canada must have an account. This is where your credentials must be verified. These credentials include your passport, medical degrees and more. Every province and territory of Canada has a regulatory authority to handle physician licensing and these authorities (Colleges) will need to access your PhysiciansApply.ca account before you can be licensed in Canada.

Don’t wait! Some documents can be verified quickly, and others may take some time, especially if you attended medical school in a country that is slow to respond to inquiries from Canada.

If you are an IMG, licensing in Canada as a physician simply does not happen without a PhysiciansApply.ca account.

MRCGP and Family Practice Exams in Canada

Royal College of General Practitioners

The College of Family Physicians of Canada is the recognized licensing authority for family physicians in Canada. Those physicians coming from the UK, Ireland, Australia, or the USA will usually not have to write the examination required to practice as a General Practitioner in Canada. Verification of your MRCGP, MICGP, FRACGP, FACRRM, or DABFM will be required. For more information on this certification visit CFPC.ca and check out the Education and Professional Development section. Members in good standing will use the CCFP certification.

We like questions!

It’s likely that you will have questions along your journey to practicing in Canada. Don’t hesitate to contact John Livingstone at: [email protected]

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