Canada Medical Careers

June 2021 Newsletter

In This Issue:

FEATURED PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES

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British Columbia

boat pier facing the mountains near Victoria, BC

Located near Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

An opportunity to earn a high income while working 100 feet from the shoreline awaits a family physician. Clinic is open M-F, 9 – 5. No home visits. No on-call. You work 4-5 days as you wish. Collaborate with 10 other GP’s. Busy clinic. Earn gross income of £300,000+ ASK TO SEE OUR VIDEO OF THE CLINIC

Saskatchewan

sunset through Saskatoon skyscrapers

Located in the City of Saskatoon in the Province of Saskatchewan

Long established medical clinic has just moved to beautiful new premises. The owner is recruiting two new family physicians for this busy practice. Great income and a very low cost of living. Saskatoon is a wonderful place to raise a family. Great schools and safe communities with nice neighbours. Clinic hours M-F. You work 36-40 hours a week. No home visits. Each physician has a private office. 12 exam rooms. ASK TO SEE OUR VIDEO OF THE CLINIC.

Manitoba

Manitoba city lights at night.

Located in the City of Winnipeg in the Province of Manitoba

A group of eight clinics has opened a new clinic in Winnipeg and is recruiting three general practitioners to provide treatment for the young families in the area. Gross earnings of £350,000+ and a very low cost of living. Clinic hours 7:30 am to 6 pm. You work 36-40 hours week. New four-bedroom, three-bathroom homes can be purchased for $399,000 CAD. Many doctors also own a lakeside cottage. Management is very supportive of their physicians. ASK TO SEE OUR VIDEO OF THE CLINIC.

Ontario

Exterior photo of university of Waterloo glass building

Located in the City of Waterloo in the Province of Ontario. UW photo.

This clinic is located in the city of Waterloo which is home the University of Waterloo. As a family physician moving to Canada you will want the best schools for your children. When they are of uni age they may want to consider the University of Waterloo, one of the best schools internationally for computer science, math and engineering.

​Our client owns three medical clinics and has an opening in one of the busiest clinics. This is primarily a walk-in clinic serving patients of all ages. Physicians who speak Urdu, Pakistani, Hindi will have an advantage. The cost of living is about 60% of that found in Toronto which is one hour’s drive away.

Newfoundland

Grassy hilltop view of Saint John's

Located in the City of St. John’s in the Province of Newfoundland

Our client has a very busy clinic in the heart of St. John’s serving patients of all ages. There are eight exam rooms and a procedure room. St. John’s is a lovely city with great people. You can purchase a near-new four-bedroom, three-bath home on a nice piece of land for approximately £200,000. Your earnings will be up to £300,000 per year. The opportunities are fantastic! ASK TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE CLINIC.

Contact john@CanadaMedicalCareers.ca for details

Major News about the MCCQE2

If you hold a provisional licence to practice in Canada you will want to read about the Medical Council of Canada’s decision to suspend delivery of the MCCQE Part II. The provincial regulatory agencies will need to agree on the next step but it is widely expected they will come to an agreement.

Learn more at:
https://mcc.ca/news/mcc-suspends-delivery-of-mccqe-part-ii/

To Write the MCCQE1 before coming to Canada or not?

There is some confusion about the need to write the MCCQE1 (Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam) before coming to Canada or after you start practicing medicine in Canada.

Of the major provinces where we have clients only Manitoba and Ontario permit a international physician to practice medicine on a provisional licence before successfully passing the MCCQE1. All the others including British Columbia require a pass before being awarded a provisional licence.

Some physicians believe it is a good idea to write and pass the MCCQE1 before relocating to Canada regardless of the requirements. It is easier to study from a familiar space. It is easier to allocate study time before moving since there won’t be all the distractions associated with living in a new country.

Ultimately, it is a decision that each person must make on their own.

Life in Saskatchewan

Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan is a great place to be a GP.

The city has business-friendly policies and a strong economy that have generally been reflected in a growing small business sector. In the last five years, small business employment in the health care and social assistance sector increased by 10.6%, and accommodation and food services increased by 9.7%.

Employees are sharing in the benefits of a prosperous small business sector. Over the last 10 years, nominal wages paid by Saskatchewan small businesses grew by 22.4%, compared to 2010.

Saskatchewan has the highest number of small businesses, per capita, of any province in Canada. Its capital city is Regina.

Saskatchewan’s population breakdown is:

  • Total population: 1,261,000
  • Rural population: 33.2%
  • Seniors (65+): 15.0%
  • Immigrant population: 10.5%
  • Aboriginal population: 16.5%

CanadaMedicalCareers.ca has several outstanding openings for GP’s across Canada. Email John@CanadaMedicalCareers.ca for more details.

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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