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February 2022 Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Featured Opportunity
  • Practice Opportunities Across Canada
  • February – the Month of Love
  • Trouble Completing PhysiciansApply.ca? – Ask for our video!

Featured Opportunity

Beautiful Victoria, British Columbia

It is rare that such a great recruiting opportunity for a GP to practice medicine in Victoria is received by Canada Medical Careers!

This is a turn-key practice with approximately 1,500 mostly elderly and complex patients. You can make a difference here! You can earn up to $500,000 CDN which is equivalent to £225,000.

The clinic was new in 2016 and recently underwent a major expansion in 2020 yielding 17 exam rooms. The clinic is centrally located and adjacent to the Victoria General Hospital. There are three partners who are committed to excellent medicine, and they are seeking someone that shares their values.

This is a major teaching clinic with four of the physicians holding clinical faculty positions at the University of British Columbia.

Clinic hours are strictly 8 AM – 6 PM, Monday to Friday and you can run your clinic anytime during these hours.

There may be an opportunity for the successful applicant to be trained in and practice some side cosmetic Botox or fillers, if that is of interest.

No home or hospital visits. Excellent support personnel including a registered nurse and social worker.

Victoria is probably Canada’s prettiest city and is located on Vancouver Island. The name may be misleading as it is an island with a land mass of 31,000 sq. km. For comparison, Wales is 20,000 sq. km. and Scotland is 77,000 sq. km. The population of Vancouver Island is 800,000 residents. Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and is about as British as can be in Canada. British pubs, tea shoppes, Irish linen shoppes, horse-drawn carriage rides, double-decker buses, and plenty of fish and chip restaurants!

This position will fill quickly! Contact [email protected] for more information.


Practice Opportunities Across Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia – In the heart of Vancouver. Our client is seeking a Mandarin or Cantonese speaking GP to serve an established patient panel of 1500. Income is up to £225,000.

Fraser Valley, British Columbia – Located approximately 45 minutes east of Vancouver, there are numerous cities and smaller communities that have very modern clinics. These locations are in Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission and towns in between. Urdu, Hindi, or Punjabi languages are an asset, but not necessary. The owner is from the UK and will help with your transition.

Edmonton, Alberta – Amazing opportunity for a fully-licensed Canadian GP. Current GP is earning more than £310,000. Arabic language skills a plus. Patient panel is largely hard-working, lower income immigrant families needing medical care.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Simple licensing process, but must write MCCQE1 exam first. This attractive new clinic is owned by a GP who will be very supportive. Each physician will have his own office and two exam rooms. This is an excellent opportunity to earn a higher-than-average income.

Regina, Saskatchewan – In the aptly named “Queen City” our client owns the largest and oldest clinic in the province. Open 365 days a year and long hours, you have your choice of when to see patients. Income can be very high, and the cost of living is low compared to other cities in Canada. You can easily own a nice 3 – 5- bedroom home for the price of a one-bedroom flat in Toronto.

Toronto, Ontario – We have numerous openings for GP’s throughout the Greater Toronto Area. You do not need to write the MCCQE1 before you begin practicing in Ontario. You can practice in downtown Toronto or in the suburbs like Mississauga, Brampton and North York. Very supportive clinic owners!

Contact [email protected] for more information.

A New Year in Canada!

February 14 - As in many countries, red roses celebrate Valentine's Day in Canada.

Did you know?

Single Eligible Canadians – There are more than 11 million Canadians who are single, a good size dating pool for those looking for love!

Geographic Gifting – Albertan and Quebec residents spend most of their Valentine’s Day gift budget on flowers, Ontario residents and the Prairie provinces on jewellery, while British Columbians earmark the most money for candy.

Awwww! 44% of women and 45% of men said that their ideal Valentine’s Day gift was simply “spending time together” over and above receiving a gift. Now that’s amore!

February 15 – National Flag Day

The flag of Canada is recognized worldwide. It was on February 15, 1965 at exactly 12 o’clock noon when the familiar red and white banner was first raised over Parliament Hill in Ottawa (our nation’s capital) and the Maple Leaf has been proudly waving as the official flag of our country ever since.

Coincidentally, this year many provinces have a statutory holiday. Coincidentally because the provincial statutory holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of February. Different names are used for this holiday. In British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick the holiday is known as Family Day. In Nova Scotia it is Heritage Day and Prince Edward Island it is Islander Day. Named after a Metis leader Manitoba celebrates Louis Riel Day!

Why GP’s love practicing medicine in Canada

The TOP 7 observations made by general practitioners, especially those from the UK, after practicing in Canada for some time:

the minimal admin work compared to the UK
the availability of two or three exam rooms for each physician
the stability of working 8 hours a day, five days a week
doctors in Canada are respected for their care
much better income
no home visits
more time to spend with their families

And their greatest regret – not making the move to Canada sooner!

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]

Or call WhatsApp +1 250-885-8802 (9 AM – 6 PM Pacific Time)