Canada is Willing to Pay Top Dollar for Medical Professionals - Thousands of Jobs Available!

Medical professionals are forecast to remain in demand in Canada for years to come, offering competitive remuneration and employment opportunities for qualified individuals. There are currently thousands of healthcare jobs available in Canada. Occupations that are highly in demand include registered nurses, physicians and doctors.

Qualified medical professionals are required to apply for a Canadian work visa before immigrating to Canada, have their medical credentials approved by the World Directory of Medical Schools, as well as obtain approval to practice by the provincial or territorial Medical Regulatory Authorities that they intend to practice in and a Licentiate of the Medical Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada.

It is important to note that each province or territory has its own Medical Regulatory Authority.

One of the most important factors about immigrating to Canada is knowing which province will be most beneficial in terms of compensation and employment opportunities, as this will have a big impact on whether or not you are successful in your visa application.

In this article, we will determine which provinces and territories offer the highest salaries for immigrant medical professionals and how to apply for your work visa.

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Medical Professions Offering the Highest Salaries in Canada

Below we’ve compiled the top 10 occupations for medical professionals based on demand and annual income.

Highest Salaries for Medical Professionals in Canada in 2019
OccupationAverage Income per Year
1. Anesthesiologist$298,801
2. General Practitioners$120,000
3. Pharmacist$104,000
4. Nurse Practitioner$104,000
5. Psychologist$104,000
6. Dentist$93,600
7. Veterinarian$86,674
8. Occupational Therapist$82,098
9. Dietician$76,960
10. Paramedic$68,640

How to Apply for Your Work Visa

online Canadian work visa application

There are basic requirements that must be met when you apply for a Canadian work visa, especially for medical professionals.

1. Choosing the appropriate work permit.

There are 2 options: an Employer-specific work permit and an open work permit. This depends on whether or not you have a job offer or not and which immigration program you choose to immigrate through.

Eligibility Requirements

Your requirements may differ depending on where you apply from however standard requirements for all applicants include:

  • Proof that you will leave when your work permit expires;
  • Sufficient funds to support you and your family members;
  • Police clearance certificate; and
  • Medical Exam to show you are in good health;

Additional requirements for Medical Professionals

  • IELTS;
  • Work experience (dependant on immigration program);
  • Approved Medical Degree listed on World Directory of Medical Schools; and
  • Assessed credentials by the Medical Council of Canada; or
  • Complete a 1-year post-graduate program in Canadian prince.

Immigration Programs

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1. The Express Entry System

The Express Entry System was initiated in 2015 to speed up and simplify the Canadian immigration process and is designed specifically for highly skilled foreign applicants who want to live and work in Canada. Candidates can apply under one of 3 Federal Immigration Programs, namely the Federal Skilled Worker Program(FSWP).

Applicants applying via the Express Entry system can apply for an open work permit as the Express Entry system does not require applicants to have a Canadian job offer. Having a job offer, however, can increase your CRS score and therefore your chances of getting an Invitation to Apply for permanent residency in Canada.   

2. The Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program is aimed at applicants who may not necessarily qualify for the Express Entry system, however, may have a job offer and relevant work experience. We urge applicants to check if their job title is listed on a particular province’s In-demand Occupation list, as you stand a greater chance of receiving a provincial nomination, which will award you an extra 600 points to add to your CRS score.

Visit our blog for more information on Provincial Nominee Programs that fast track Canadian immigration for medical professionals.

How We Can Help

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The immigration process is a complex and laborious process, however, when you use a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), to apply for a Canadian work visa or immigration, the process becomes effortless and is automatically fast-tracked. Not only will your chances of success increase but you can rest assured that we will assess which Canada immigration programs you are eligible for, as well as verify and submit all documents on your behalf.

Simply click the link to start the process today and receive a detailed evaluation and CRS score from one of our accredited consultants. Why waste any more time. Canada is calling.