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Canadian Physician
Recruiting 101

 How to find doctors for your

clinic in Canada.


General Physician Recruiting Sources

A comprehensive list of physician recruiting resources to help you find doctors for free or for a fee across Canada. This repository of resources provides you many platforms to post your clinic opportunities and secure physician talent.


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A job network that helps find great people. Rated #1 in delivering quality hires.

  • FREE

  • InMails and automated outreach for a fee

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A job site that aims to make hiring a little easier. 

  • Pricing: Starter = $299/month, Standard = $399/month, Premium = $649/month

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Facebook Groups

Join Canadian physician Facebook groups to directly interact with doctors and post jobs.

The First Five Years in Family Practice - Canada

Post your locum opportunity to a targeted audience via this private, closed group for early career family physicians throughout the country.

  • FREE

  • 6,300 members

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Family Physician Job Opportunities - Canada

This private group was created to post job opportunities for family physicians in Canada or for physicians seeking opportunities to promote themselves to available positions.

  • FREE

  • 2,000 members

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Physician Locums Canada

Post your locum opportunity to a targeted audience via this private, closed group for physician locums across Canada.

  • FREE

  • 1,500 members

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International Medical Graduates (IMG) Canada

An Online Group for the Canadian International Medical Graduates to connect and find doctor job opportunities. Post a position today.

  • FREE

  • 10,700 members

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Medical Job Websites

Find physicians to fill rural placements across the country through these sources.

Job Connect

Post nationwide healthcare sector jobs.

  • Standard Service: $25/30 days, $65/90 days, $120/180 days, $225/1 year

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Post locum and permanent positions for doctors.

  • All job postings are displayed for 60 days

  • $85 for 1 posting, $400 for 5 postings, $700 for 10 postings

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College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Classifieds

Sign up as an employer to post a job. Choose between subscription plans for posting multiple jobs or individual job posting plans.

  • 90 Day Subscription - 5 Jobs for $367

  • 30-Day Individual - 1 Job for $74-$97 depending on non-featured vs. featured posting

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Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) Classifieds

Place generalist and specialist job ads for full-time, part-time, temporary, and permanent opportunities.

  • $150 per 90 days

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MD Work

Post generalist and specialist physician jobs.

  • Single posting for 4 months = $150

  • Unlimited postings for one year (one clinic/department) = $600

  • Featured spot (two weeks top of listings) = +$75

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Dr. Careers

Post a job today and find the perfect candidate for your role.

  • For 30 days: Standard job posting = $300, Premium listing = $350

  • Volume discounts: 3 job postings = $810, 5 job postings = $1,275

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Printed Magazine Classified Ads

Find physicians to fill placements across the country through these print sources.

Canadian Family Physician (CFP) Journal

Place an ad for a locum as CFP welcomes advertising enquiries.

  • $90-$2890 per issue

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Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

CMAJ has the most comprehensive career/classified advertising section for the medical profession in Canada. 

  • $160-$3550 per issue

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Recruiting Resources by Province

Explore more province-specific recruiting resources for British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.

Join the Cherry Network

  • It’s fast, easy and, secure

  • Create a branded recruiting page

  • Gain access to over 2,000 Canadian physicians

  • It's completely free to search for and hire locums

  • Trusted by more than 500 medical facilities


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Additional Resources

Check out some additional links below to further enhance your physician recruiting experience.

Contract Templates

Health Force Ontario’s (HFO) Generic Locum 

  • See page 6 for a generic locum agreement template that sets out the terms and conditions of a locum arrangement.

Joule’s Group Practice Employment Checklist

  • Outlines 12 specific issues that a contract should include.

Comox Valley Example Locum Contract

  • A simple 5-page template that covers the main terms and conditions of the contract.

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HFO’s Physician Recruitment Essentials Toolkit


Joule’s Pre-locum Checklist

  • Evaluation checklist surrounding Scope and Style of Practice, Appointments, Medical Charts, Locum Preparation, and the Contract