Before you move any further in your PA journey, you must understand What is a Physician Assistant? Being able to describe the role, education, scope of practice and how PAs are able to provide patient care is an important first step. I have a few Infographics about Canadian PAs which provide a good summary of where PAs can practice in Canada. PAs function as physician extenders within a health care team, within a unique PA/MD supervisory relationship.
PA Salaries in Canada differ from PAs make in the United States, because we work within different health care systems. PA salaries d between provinces, specialties, practice settings and with individual PA experience. I’ve also written about the benefits of being a Physician Assistant, including work/life balance, length of school, continuing education and more.
Scroll to the bottom to learn more about how PAs find jobs in Canada (Under the section “Canadian PA Job Market”).