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Questions to Ask Employers during PA Job Interviews

Although civilian PAs have been working in Canada since 2006, there’s no question that integrating them is still a work in progress.  If you are lucky, you’ll be applying for jobs where the supervising physicians and hospitals already have PAs and have worked out some (but probably not all) of the bugs in the system.  Most of the time, however, you’re

Guide to the 2017 Ontario Career Start Grant

On June 15, 2017, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) announced that applications for the Career Start Program to employ Ontario's 2017 PA graduates. Here is an overview of the timeline and some of the requirements for the Ontario 2017 Career Start Program. Go to Career Start Program Site Now

Finding a job as a new PA graduate: the importance of having a network

I’m back, and here to tell you about the second (and happier) part of my journey of getting a job as a new Physician Assistant (PA) graduate. To those of you who read part one about my experience with the Career Start Grant, and have been anxiously awaiting the rest of my story, I apologize for the anxiety! But at the

Finding a Job as a New PA graduate: Getting Started with the Career Start Grant

Hi everyone! It’s an honour to be writing this post for Anne, since this blog played a big role in my decision to pursue a career as a physician assistant (PA). She asked me to share my story about finding a job as a new PA graduate since so many of you have questions about how the process works, and what

New PA Grad BG discusses finding work thru Career Start

When and how did you start preparing for job process? I started preparing for the job process near the end of my last rotation. I worked on my resume and cover letter while studying for the Canadian Entry to Practice Certification Exam, which unfortunately was scheduled in the middle of Health Force Ontario’s (HFO) hiring cycle. Once the list of HFO

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New PA Grad Celina on finding work outside the Career Start Grant

I met Celina a few times while she was a first year PA student when I helped to facilitate the Casting Workshop at University of Toronto, and again seeing her at the CAPA Conference in Winnipeg in 2016. Celina's experience with finding employment after graduation was unique, as she was employed before Health Force Ontario jobs were released in the fall of

New PA Grad Andrew reflects on the PA Job Hunt

I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew who completed an Orthopaedic Surgery elective rotation with us during his second year of PA school. My PA colleague and I were delighted to hear he secured a position in Orthopaedic Surgery (it's a not-so-secret bias that we hope all of the students who rotate with us end up in Ortho/MSK). He has kindly

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Where to find Physician Assistant Jobs in Canada

Here I list the best resources for where to look for PA jobs in Canada. Job Postings Across Canada 1. CAPA PA Job Listings Membership required. The Canadian Association of Physician Assistant website is often the first resource employers access when they are interested in hiring a PA. These employers

Living & Working in Canada as an American PA

American certified Physician Assistants may work in Canada. American PAs who have successfully completed an accredited American Physician Assistant Program, and challenged and passed the NCCPA's Certification Exam are able to practice in Canada. They do not need to complete PA school in Canada to practice. Many PA employers now require or prefer certified American PAs to write the Canadian Entry to Practice Examination and

How do new Ontario PA Graduates Obtain Jobs?

A large proponent on deciding a career and then going through the process of applying to a PA program, like any professional school, is determining what the job market is for that profession.  If you want to know the specifics of how a newly minted PA finds a job after graduation, be sure to read through (especially the last section!) for a walk

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