Canada Medical Careers

January 2021 Newsletter

(Please forward to colleagues interested in practicing in Canada)

2021 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all the wonderful doctors I have spoken to in the past! It’s a great year to get serious about moving to Canada and practicing medicine in a way that will lead to harmony in your life.

In Canada, the amount of admin work is much less. Hours worked are less. The financial rewards are greater. The time you can spend with your family and on personal interests is much greater.

If you make the decision to move soon you could arrive in Canada’s beautiful summer or autumn seasons.

We are ready to help make 2021 an exciting and rewarding year for you! Just email John@CanadaMedicalCareers.ca and let’s talk.

John Livingstone, Founder and President

Covid-19 by the Numbers

COVID-19 3D Illustration

Of the UK, Canada, Ireland and Australia we took a look on December 31 at which countries are handling Covid-19 the best.

Population vs Deaths

Ireland - 5 million with 2,239 deaths
Australia – 25 million with 909 deaths
Canada – 37 million with 15,933 deaths
UK – 66 million with 75, 024 deaths

Total Cases

Ireland – 102,000
Australia – 28,500
Canada – 680,000
UK – 2,650,000

Australia and Ireland are well-known for their low numbers. But why has the UK seen five times the deaths as Canada when the population of Canada is less than twice that of the UK?

Yes, the UK is next to Europe, but then Canada is next to the US which has the worst numbers in the world.

Canadians attribute their success to a government that relies on science to guide healthcare decisions and the absence of partisan politics. Also, Canadians trust their government to make the right decisions.

Canadian Immigration in 2021

Economic Benifits of Immigration in Canada

The Canadian government has announced that 1.2 million immigrants will be welcomed to Canada in the next three years with 401,000 of those in 2021.

Canada is such a large country, and the government recognizes that more immigrants are needed to drive the economy.

Physicians will be required to treat these immigrants as required. Will you be one of them?

Snow, Snow, Snow

Sky trails in Banff

Banff, Alberta

Most of Canada is covered in snow at this time of year. Children love playing in the snow and parents are actively involved pushing them on a sleigh, throwing snowballs, making snowmen and skiing. There is a reason we call this time of year a Winter Wonderland!

When you live here you learn to dress in layers – a new concept for many upon arrival in Canada. Basically, this means shirts, sweaters and jackets which can be added to or reduced as needed. And remember, most of your time is spent in a warm office, warm car, or warm home!

Canadians view January as the time of year when days get longer and more time for outside activities.

Of course, every year is different, but here are a few examples of the temperatures today, January 4, 2021: Vancouver is 8 °C, Edmonton is 2 °C, Regina is -2 °C, Toronto and Halifax are 2 °C and St. John’s Newfoundland is 1 °C.

From coast-to-coast the fun and beauty of winter is everywhere.

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Friends having hot drinks on a frozen lake.

Ice Fishing on one of Canada’s many frozen lakes

Skating in the Rideau Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage site

Skating in the Rideau Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage site

Practice Medicine in Saskatchewan

Map of Canada

Saskatchewan, geographically in the middle of the country, is a Canadian province that borders the United States to the south. Grassland covers its southern plains, and to the north are the rugged rocks of the Canadian Shield plateau, coniferous forests, rivers and lakes. Regina, the provincial capital, is home to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, with exhibits on natural history and the people of Canada’s First Nations.

The population of Saskatchewan is 1.2 million residents, most of whom are located between the 49th and 53rd latitudes. The province is 251,000 square miles, approximately 2.5 times larger than the UK.

An unusual feature is an area known as Great Sand Hills, 300 square kilometres in size of pure sand. Yet, there are 100,000 lakes with 14 major drainage basins leading to three major bodies of water – Hudson Bay, Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico.

Little known fact - there are more hours of sunshine in Saskatchewan than any other province in Canada.

Saskatchewan is known as the breadbasket of Canada and for much of the rest of the world. The province is a huge producer of grains – wheat, flax, rye, oats, peas, lentils, canary seed, barley and is the world’s largest exporter of mustard seed. The Canadian government is investing in an upgraded Asia-Pacific Gateway to service demand.

We Pay Your Immigration Fees

Pile of Canadian Bank Notes

When you plan your move to Canada, we pay up to $6,000 of your immigration legal fees. We do this so that you don't get discouraged by the process. There are so many scoundrels out there that will take your money and you will either have great delays or not immigrate at all. The Canadian government regulates legitimate immigration counsellors but unfortunately there are still some who try and operate outside of the law.

At CanadaMedicalCareers.ca we want your immigration to go smoothly. You will have enough details to handle without any problems with your immigration. We work with only the largest and best law firms.

MRCGP and Family Practice Exams in Canada

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.

PhysiciansApply.ca

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.

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: John@CanadaMedicalCareers.ca

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

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