Family Physicians in Niagara

The Niagara Region encompasses a diverse range of practice opportunities.  Within the two hospital systems, Niagara Health and West Lincoln Memorial, practices range from office only urban settings to office plus inpatient, surgical assists, emergency or obstetrics.  Niagara is home to the Niagara Campus of McMaster University Degroote School of Medicine and offers a variety of teaching opportunities.  It is our goal to find the ideal practice setting for physicians and provide you with the resources for a successful career in medicine.

Niagara is still classified as an underserviced community and qualifies for a Return of Service Contract through the Ministry of Health for the IMG Post Graduate Program.  Many of the municipalities in Niagara are listed as High Physician Need and are actively recruiting into all types of models.

Niagara Physician Recruitment also offers a Locum Program for family physicians.  Locum duration ranges from 1-2 weeks to 6-12 months.  Active locum positions are posted through Health Force Ontario’s job site below.

In order to be considered for any opportunities in Ontario you must be licensed through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or be license eligible.  See the CPSO website for a list of accredited international medical schools and other requirements.

There are a variety of options and our goal is to understand your needs to ensure the right fit.  Please contact Jill Croteau, Physician Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for a consultation to find your ideal practice setting.   As we work with physicians for 1-2 years prior to retirement, it is important to contact us as early as possible.

For a full list of opportunities in Niagara please visit