Locum Doctor & Physician Recruitment Resources


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During an apps.health webinar, Dr. Jordan Vollrath outlined various locum doctor and physician recruitment resources available to Canadian clinics.

As part of our guide to physician recruitment and retention, we’ve compiled this into a comprehensive online guide – providing clinics and locums with a central recruiting resource for:

Canada-wide Locum Doctor & Physician Recruiting Resources

Physician Locums Canada $01,400 members
First Five Years in Family Practice Canada$06,100 members
Family Physician Job Opportunities Canada $01,900 members
IMG Canada$010,600 members

General Job Boards
Indeed $0
LinkedIn (also includes paid options) $0
Monster$299 per 30 days

Medical Job Boards
JobConnect.Health$25 per 30 days
Locums.ca $85 per 60 days
College of Family Physicians of Canada$75 – $97 per 30 days
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada$150 per 90 days
MDWork$150 per 120 days
DrCareers.ca$300 – $400 per 30 days

Printed Medical Classifieds
Canadian Family Physician Journal $90 – $2890 per issue
Canadian Medical Association Journal$160 – $3550 per issue

Canada’s Largest Locum Doctor Network

$0Cherry Health is Canada’s largest locum doctor network with over 2000 registered members.

Both clinics and locums can register for free to create or search listings.

Their app is different from other job postings boards you may have used in the past, Cherry Health truly is a peer-to-peer network making it easier to connect with your medical community.

Cherry Health is available on the App Store and Google Play.


Ontario Physician Recruiting Resources

Family Physician Job Opportunities – Ontario $01,400 members
First Five Years in Family Practice – Ontario$04,000 members
International Medical Doctors – Ontario$04,000 members

Medical Job Boards
Health Force Ontario Job Board $0
Ontario Medical Association Job Board$0
Ontario Association of General Surgeons$0

Medical School Job Postings
McMaster University Department of Family Medicine$0
Northern Ontario School of Medicine Physician Workforce Opportunities$0
University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine$0
University of Toronto Department of Family Medicine Locums & Job Vacancies. $0
Western Schulich Medicine and Dentistry Physician Job Postings$100 per 30 days

Locum Programs
Rural Family Medicine Locum Program
Northern Specialist Locum Program
Emergency Department Locum Program
HFO Recruitment Advisory Services Program

British Columbia Physician Recruiting Resources

Family Physician Job Opportunities – BC $0400 members
First 5 Years in Family Practice – British Columbia$01,200 members

Medical Job Boards
Health Match BC (must be registered with your local Division)$0
BC Family Doctors$0
BC Medical Journal Classifieds $50 – $90 per 30 days

Regional Medical Jobs
Divisions of Family Practice $0
Vancouver Coastal Health$0
Fraser Health$0
Interior Health$0
Island Health$0
Northern Health$0

Rural Recruitment Resources
Locums for Rural BC
Practice Ready Assessment – Physicians of BC
Rural Recruitment Incentives

Alberta Physician Recruiting Resources

Family Physician Job Opportunities – Alberta $0700 members
First 5 Years in Family Practice – Alberta$01,300 members

Medical Jobs
Alberta Doctors $0
University of Calgary Department of Family Medicine$0
Alberta Doctors Digest Classifieds$85+ per issue
University of Alberta Family Medicine Residents Association$150 once

Rural Recruitment Resources
Alberta Medical Association Rural Locum Program
Calgary Zone Medicine Locum Program
Rural Community Attraction & Retention Program
Sponsor a Physician Position for Practice Readiness Assessment

Primary Care Network Job Boards
Many PCNs have their own job listings, e.g., Calgary Foothills

Looking for more locum doctor & physician recruiting resources?

For help putting these resources into action, check out our Physician Recruitment Guide: Is There a Better Way to Find a Locum Doctor?

The guide covers various aspects of both physician recruiting and retention, including:

  • Strategies for how to keep your doctors happy
  • A summary of what physicians and locum doctors are looking for
  • And tips for how to leverage your existing professional network

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