Canada Medical Careers

April 2021 Newsletter

(Please forward to colleagues interested in practicing in Canada)

Spring – A Season of New Beginnings in Canada!

Cherry Blossom Tree Clos-up Shot

Spring is an amazing time in Canada for the new life that we see all around us. The lush, green landscapes replace snow and ice. Mountain climbing, trail hiking and simple beachside walks become a priority for Canadians. The mountains are resplendent with wildflowers, blooming cherry blossom trees line the streets along with thousands of brightly coloured tulips, crocuses, and daffodils.

The wildlife give birth to their young in Spring

Mother deer with her two kids

Deer: A doe with her fawns.

A pen with her cygnets

Swans: A pen with her cygnets

A sow with her cub

Bears: A sow with her cub.

There is a huge difference in how we enjoy Spring across Canada. Boating is a passion for British Columbians. Hiking the Rocky Mountains is loved in Alberta. There are 250 golf courses in Saskatchewan, more per capita than anywhere in the world. Manitobans open up their lakeside cottages. Ontario and Quebec residents enjoy maple syrup festivals where they can literally tap a maple tree and eventually it becomes mouthwatering fudge and other delicacies. In the Maritimes the Spring thaw causes icebergs to float past and the start of lobster season.

Work-Life Balance

Man hiking in the forest

Is it time to enjoy life?

As the senior physician recruiter at Canada Medical Careers, I speak with many physicians who have a common complaint, especially physicians from the UK. This common complaint is the lack of a work-life balance. I hear stories of inefficient appointment schedules, never getting home before 7 or 8 pm, of massive amounts of admin work, and no time for a growing family.

A primary reason that physicians move to Canada is for the lifestyle. Most family physicians work an eight-hour day with plenty of time left over to spend with their families. Of course, if you want to increase your wealth, you can work many more hours. However, physicians with families often choose to experience new activities with their families. I love to hear about parents now able to have time to hike to a lake, rent a cottage, go fishing, take a simple forest walk, or camping.

Practice Medicine in Winnipeg, Manitoba!

Map of Canada

At Canada Medical Careers we have terrific opportunities to practice medicine as a General Practitioner in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

These positions are in a beautiful clinic which is one of ten in the group. Specialists are on-site. Gross billing potential is £350,000. There is a mix of walk-in patients and patients with appointments. This is a very well-managed clinic where everyone is like family. Flexible hours and holiday time.

The clinic will pay for your immigration legal fees! Contact John Livingstone, Senior Physician Recruiter for more information.

Key reasons to move and practice medicine in Manitoba:

  • Easier licensing
  • High income opportunities
  • Collaborative team approach
  • Low cost of living – own a home and a lakeside cottage
  • Exceptional recreational activities
  • Family oriented communities

About Manitoba:

Manitoba is a Canadian province situated between the provinces of Saskatchewan and Ontario. There are 1.4 million residents enjoying a peaceful life. The city of Winnipeg is the capital with a multi-cultural population of 750,000. There are shops, restaurants, festivals, concerts to enjoy along with 80 large provincial parks where you can enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking, and camping. There are many places of worship for most religions. We have recruited many Muslim physicians from the UK who have found the Manitoba Islamic Association helpful with their family’s move to Canada. Similarly, we have been told of great resources for Catholics and Protestants as well.

GP Openings to Consider

British Columbia – Busy walk-in clinic in Northern BC city of 75,000 people. Great schools and a university. Clinic is open 7 days a week so you can choose your hours.

​Alberta – Located in the city of Edmonton. An Alberta licence is mandatory for this position that offers gross billings of at least £400,000. Great company with terrific support for their physicians. Mix of walk-in and appointment patients. A wonderful city to raise children.

​Saskatchewan​ – Regina is the capital city and our client has the oldest and largest clinic in the city. Open 7 days a week. Choose your hours. Our client will pay $2,000 towards the cost of exams, study materials and registration fees. An advantage if you speak Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi.

Ontario – This very busy walk-in clinic is located in Windsor, right on the US border. You will also have up to 5,000 regular appointment patients. This is an opportunity for exceptional earnings. No need to write the MCCQE1 or MCCQE2 until you have your provisional licence if you are MRCGP.

Toronto: Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is one of the world’s most famous metropolitan cities. It is also one of Canada's most multicultural cities, with 49% of the population belonging to visible minorities. Toronto is widely considered to be the cultural center of Canada. In addition, Toronto is such a large city that you should look into the best neighbourhoods before you settle down.

These are just four of our many positions. Contact John Livingstone, Senior Physician Recruiter, at the email address below to learn more.

MCCQE1 Dates

The Medical Council of Canada will be offering up to five exam periods in 2021. They have published these dates as of April 1, 2021. The dates are April 27 to June 16 and July 13 to July 28.

If you have any questions about the MCCQE1 and how to book a date contact John Livingstone, Senior Physician Recruiter at the email address below.

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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