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Veterinary Jobs in Canada
Canada – Often receiving the accolade as being one of the best places in the world to live, it now has a country wide policy of multiculturalism. A peaceful nation known for its great variety of seasons.
Famous for the 8th wonder of the world, the Niagara Falls. Canada can also offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to practice veterinary medicine to an exceptional level.
Canada has lots to offer vets in terms of employment. Clinical roles are wide and varied from city centric to more rural settings, there are locum or permanent roles to suit you. General Practitioners have excellent work lives and if you want to move into a more specialist or senior role the avenues can be found quite easily.
Locations of Veterinary Jobs in Canada
Canada is a huge country so there are no shortage of places to work either. There are positions in the veterinary industry from Toronto to Vancouver and Nova Scotia to British Columbia.
Vet Salary’s in Canada
Salaries for Canadian vets are good comparatively. New graduate veterinarians usually earn, $60K-$80K Canadian Dollars per year with experienced veterinarians usually earning between $90K-$120K per year or above for certain job roles. Other Benefits can be included in these packages including, further training, insurance, membership fees, vehicles, accommodation and even flight/relocation assistance at times which is all worth another $10-20k on top of your salary. Added incentives like commission earnings on top of a base salary can be included in contracts which make things quite lucrative.
Work/Life Balance in Veterinary Jobs in Canada
Have you ever considered being able to just head skiing at the weekend? As you probably are already aware, working in the veterinary industry and having a balance of work and life is sometimes hard to get right. That’s where TheVetService.com come in – We take your contract really seriously so it is the right type of job for you. In Canada practices expect you to work hard but it is important also to look after yourself mentally and physically so activities are actively encouraged. The Canadian practices want vets who will be able to stay in the industry and enjoy their work and time. Lots of roles offer employees perks such as further education and extended consult times which can be as long as 30 mins per patient in general practice. If this is something that is important to you, you also may want to consider locum opportunities, which offers flexibility in the workplace.
Relocation Fees in Canada
This is only really relevant if you moving from an international country but always consider relocation fees, this may be something you have to save for, after deciding to make the move, however, here at The Vet Service, we have many roles and veterinary practices that cover these costs for you and to help you financially settle into your new life in Canada as a vet.
Consider the Law Requirements to Practice Veterinary in Canada
To practice as, or represent yourself as a veterinarian in Canada please contact the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association or equivalent in that state or territory to ensure you understand and fully comply with the registration requirements, relevant act/s and regulations.
All applicants must satisfy the Council that they:
can communicate in and understand English to an appropriate standard for practising as a veterinarian in Canada. Applicants whose first language isn’t English will be required to provide evidence of English competency by sitting and passing an approved English test to the required level.
All vets will be expected to be registered with the CVMA and the local province but International Vets will be required to have passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE). Or further details on this and what university degrees are accredited please contact us for further details.
Canadian Work Visa for Vets
Before you start work in Canada, you need to ensure that you have an appropriate visa if you are not an Canadian citizen. Please contact the Department of Immigration in Canada for further information. If you are aged between 18 and 30 years you may be eligible for a working holiday visa for Canada. Here at The Vet Service, we can point you in the right direction for an appropriate Visa. So get in touch for our full “Working in Canada” Document.
Veterinary Positions Canada
Mixed Animal Vet
Mixed Animal Vet
Small Animal Vet
What Our Clients Say
“Working in Canada Is a dream, I have loved locuming in the country and have now settled into a permanent job to expand on my further medical training.”