The medical field is a regulated profession in Canada. You must be licensed by the provincial or territorial governing body to call yourself a medical doctor and to practice in Canada. See Nick’s note on medical professions.
2. Skills Development
In addition to accreditation, another important activity to become a medical doctor in Canada is to upgrade your skills through a bridging program or other courses and workshops.
3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces
Canadian employers often may not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries. They may require or prefer you to have Canadian work experience . Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but there are ways to overcome some of these challenges.
4. Job Finding Techniques
The Canadian job market is very competitive, so be prepared and understand each of the steps needed to gain employment. As well, finding a job in Canada may be very different than in your home country.
The medical associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification. They also provide ongoing professional development, education, and networking opportunities.
Finding a job in Canada may be different than in your home country and you may need help finding job vacancies, updating your resume, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and understanding what Canadian healthcare employers are looking for.