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Ontario Physician Recruiting 101

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Recruitment Resources

Ontario 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 the province of Ontario. This repository of resources provides you many platforms to post your clinic opportunities and secure physician talent.

Health Force Ontario (HFO)

Post a locum opportunity for your clinic on the HFO Job Board.

  • FREE

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Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Classifieds

OMA now offers more flexibility for members and the general public to advertise on two popular OMA channels: OMA Classifieds & Ontario Medical Review

  • Pricing: $50/30 days, $90/60 days, $125/90 days, etc.

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Ontario Association of General Surgeons (OAGS)

OAGS members can post job ads/fellowships on the job board. Physician

  • OAGS members: FREE
  • Physician recruiters: a quarterly fee of $200​

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Facebook Groups

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

The First Five Years in Family Practice - Ontario

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

  • FREE
  • 4,100 members

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Family Physician Job Opportunities - Ontario

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

  • FREE
  • 5,300 members

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International Medical Doctors Ontario

The Association of International Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (AIPSO) is a non-profit, independent professional association which represents physicians and surgeons trained and licensed in jurisdictions outside Canada.

  • FREE
  • 4,000 members
  • Helps facilitate access to the licensing process for internationally trained physicians.
  • Works collaboratively with other stakeholders to identify and develop appropriate assessment, orientation, upgrading and integration programs for internationally trained physicians
  • Provides information to members on licensing and meaningful employment in the healthcare field ​

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Rural Placement Recruiting

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

Rural Family Medicine Locum Program (RFMLP)

The RFMLP supports the viability of rural practice and helps to maintain ongoing primary medical care in eligible communities in Ontario by providing short-term locum coverage for practising rural family physicians.

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Northern Specialist Locum Program (NSLP)

The NSLP provides respite and vacancy locum coverage to help support the recruitment and retention of specialists in Northern Ontario communities via two programs.

  • Urgent Locum Tenens Program
  • Respite Locum Tenens Program

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Emergency Department Locum Program (EDLP)

The EDLP provides urgent Emergency Department (ED) locum coverage as an interim measure of last resort to designated hospitals that are facing significant challenges covering ED shifts.

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Regional Placements

Find physicians to fill specific regions across the province through these sources.

McMaster University Department of Family Medicine

Post a locum or practice opportunity by contacting the Faculty Relations Team at

  • FREE
  • Must be a faculty member otherwise post through HFO

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Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
Physician Workforce Opportunities

Partner with NOSM to share available opportunities

  • FREE
  • Recruitment and Locum Resources

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University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine

Post a locum opportunity for your clinic on the uOttawa Job Board

  • FREE​

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University of Toronto Department of Family & Community Medicine

If interested in posting a Vacancy/Locum email Haitao Zhang at

  • FREE
  • Vacancies are posted for up to six months and accessible to DFCM faculty and residents

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Western Schulich Medicine and Dentistry Physician Job Postings

Post a locum opportunity for your clinic on the Postgraduate job posting link or Family Medicine Residents of Western (FMRW) Facebook page by emailing

  • $100 for 1 month or $250 for 3 months

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