The most required jobs in Canadian healthcare
Canada is the country with a high level of salary and low rates of employment. Healthcare in Canada is mostly free, though a few services like dentist’s work is always paid by a person and not covered by insurance. Due to such gradation of healthcare services, some professions in this niche are more required than the others.
Digital healthcare creates a whole new series of vacancies: IT specialists, customer supports and, in case of e-pharmacy capacities, staffers responsible for dispatching and coordinating orders. And this is only scratching the surface. Canadahealthcaremall.com alone creates more than 200 positions nationwide, and similar services make up 9.4% of the employment rate in the industry.
Pharmacist and Dental Hygienist: the most required professions in healthcare
According to the latest Canadian report, one of the required healthcare professions is a pharmacist working in offline and online drugstores all over the country. Another important factor to mention here is that a pharmacist gets an average salary per year – $95,680.
One of the top-paid professions in Canada is the pharmacist. Even in comparison with lawyers and specialists in oil production, the average salary of specialists in the field of pharmacology stands out significantly against their background. For international students, the path to this career is through biotechnology programs. A characteristic feature of the specialty is its economic and scientific components.
Dental Hygienist with the average salary per year: $70,637 is the most demanded healthcare related profession in Canada, as in the United States, it is the most expensive doctor is a dentist. Which makes this specialty extremely attractive for medical students. This specialty is not only highly paid, but it is also very popular in some provinces of Canada. Young dentists are trained by Confederation College in Ontario.
The most demanded professions in healthcare: Canadian medical education
Canadian medical education is considered one of the most prestigious in the world. However, in order to get an education in this profile, a Canadian university will have to spend many resources. Both financial and temporary resources. However, those who will be able to complete all the stages of training and get a degree related to medicine will receive a very prestigious and highly paid profession that will ensure a standard of living much higher than the national average.
The entire system of medicine in Canada, including everything related to medical education, is regulated by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). This organization issues licenses for the right to practice medicine. Licensing requirements are very high and imply specialist compliance with certain standards. Consequently, both Canadian and foreign specialists, after completing a university course and internship, must pass the MCC (Qualifying Examination) exams in order to be registered with the Canadian Medical Registry. Only in this case, you can expect to receive a license and employment in the specialty.
Another feature of Canadian education in the field of medicine is a fairly long period of study, consisting of several stages. First you should study at the university for 4 years. In this case, the ideal option would be the specialty Nursing (Nursing). It is worth noting here that a nurse in Canada has a higher social and professional status, compared to nurses from the post-Soviet countries who do not graduate from universities. Then you should get practical experience, at least 2 years. Only after that, you can enroll in one of the medical schools (Medical School), which are full-fledged medical faculties of universities. Next is training in internship, which will also take several years of life. Thus, obtaining Canadian full education will take 10-15 years. However, this period of study is worth a Canadian medical degree.
Canadian education in general is provided at a fairly high level. This also applies to medical education. A Canadian diploma is recognized in all states that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations and in all developed countries of the world, with the United States and Great Britain inclusive. Upon completion of all stages of training, the specialist is assigned one of these degrees:
- Doctor of Medicine (M.D.);
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.);
- Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.);
- Doctor of Optometry (O.D.);
- Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.);
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.);
- Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M);
- Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.).
After studying at the university, and having received such a diploma, you can safely apply for employment, in both Canada and any other developed country of the world. It is worth noting that the Canadian medical system involves four basic ways for a patient to see a doctor for the first time with a problem:
- Family doctor (Family Physician);
- Clinic (Walk-in clinic);
- Phone line of free consultation (Health Links);
In all cases, quality specialists are constantly required. Therefore, having such an education in Canada is difficult to stay without work. Specialists with the knowledge of foreign languages are especially in demand to serve people who do not speak English or French sufficiently.
In any case, the owners of Canadian medical diplomas can count on an average annual income of about 230,000 CAD. At the same time, some specialties are very popular because of their even greater profitability. In particular, we are talking about dentists, whose training is somewhat more expensive.
The best medical universities in Canada
In fact, the quality of education in Canadian universities is high anyway. As for medicine, future specialists must coincide with the greatest criteria of MCC (Qualifying Examination) exams – that were mentioned above.
However, various ratings are very popular, which determine the prestige of educational institutions by such factors as the size of the university’s operating budget, the availability of additional training programs, the frequency of citing the name of the university in the press, and so on. One of the most famous annual rankings is the rating of The McLean’s Guide to Universities. According to his data, in 2017, the most prestigious universities, in terms of medical education, are the following universities:
- McGill University (Montreal, Quebec);
- University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario);
- The University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia);
- Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario);
- University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta);
- McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario);
- Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia);
- University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario);
- Western University (London, Ontario);
- University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta).
Thus, training for work in the medical field, in Canada, takes a very long time and can cost a considerable amount. Nevertheless, we should not forget that this is one of the most prestigious and profitable professions in this country.