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Ottawa receives the highest percentage of immigrants with a university degree among Canada’s largest cities. That often means you are among hundreds of qualified candidates applying for work. Competition is high, so give yourself an edge by learning more about the labour market in Ottawa at Labour Market Ottawa. You can also explore other links to job search sites and licensing regulations.

Health Jobs Information

Find out more about different health related occupations including salary and labour market information at Employment Hub Ottawa.

Job Search Websites has postings from multiple sources and you can set up job alerts based on keywords and search criteria. is similar to and posts jobs from a variety of sources.

Charity Village features postings from non-profit organizations.

Job Bank is hosted by the government and contains postings from the private and public sector.

Bridging Programs

This program for Internationally Educated Professionals in Nutrition provides a Canadian university certificate to enable enhanced opportunities for employment.

Medical Laboratory Technology
Several Ontario colleges have a several programs for those pursuing a career in medical laboratory technology.

Medical Radiation Technology
Michener’s program is designed to help prepare internationally educated medical radiological (x-ray) technologists for the national certification examination.

International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program is a 9-month bridging program for internationally trained and experienced midwives.

This program assists internationally educated nurses meet the professional and educational requirements of the CNO.

International Optometric Bridging Program provides qualified applicants with opportunities to gain the skills necessary for registration in Canada.

International Pharmacy Graduate Program prepares internationally educated pharmacists to meet Canadian licensing and entry-to-practice requirements.

Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging Program offers courses for internationally educated physiotherapists to help transition their career to Canada.

Dentistry Bridging Programs allow internationally trained dentists to apply for advanced placement at the University of Toronto, and Schulich at Western University in London, Ontario.

Mental Health
 provides bridge training and an option for a supervised placement working towards registration for mental health professionals.

Health Sector Information

Health Canada is a federal government department. Find out about national initiatives in health, legislation and health information on their website.

Public Health Agency of Canada is another federal organization which works to improve the health of Canadians.

Canadian Institute for Health Information a non-profit organization that provides essential information on Canada’s health system.

Life Sciences and Research

BioTalent Canada has job postings, information and news about the life sciences sector in Ottawa and across Canada.

CIHR  is an independent agency that administers funding to research projects on behalf of government.

Clinical Research Association of Canada is a non-profit organization and has information and resources relevant to all aspects of clinical research in Canada.


First Aid and CPR  The city of Ottawa Paramedics offers First and CPR courses offered in both French and English.

Phlebotomy Algonquin Career Academy offers courses in phlebotomy.

Licencing and Residency

Physicians Apply is the portal where doctors can find information about the licensing process in Canada.

The College of Nurses of Ontario provides information about licensing for nurses in Ontario.

CaRMS is the organization that administers the residency matching system for Canada.

Dentists can learn more about licensing and exams at NDEB’s website.

Pharmacist’s Gateway provides information and resources for pharmacists pursuing licensing in Canada.

Local Healthcare Services

Healthline provides lists of health care services, facilities and career opportunities in the Champlain (Ottawa) area.

The Champlain LHIN administers health care funding and information about the local integrated health network.

ONIP is a network of internationally trained professionals and has information about the health care sector.

Language Training

Algonquin College: Occupation Specific Language Training for health professionals is available at Algonquin College and provides 180 hours of free training specific to health care.

IELTS is the standard test for English required for continuing education, residency, and licensing in most fields.

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