DSM encourages qualified international applicants to apply for medical and scientific positions with our provincial organization.
Manitoba has much to offer in professional opportunities and lifestyle. Due to Immigration Laws, the process to immigrate to Manitoba does require some time and effort. Your eligibility for employment depends on your occupational group, qualifications, and current Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Human Resources Skills Development Canada regulations (HRSDC).
Below is some basic information related to immigration, relocation assistance and professional licensing to help potential applicants understand the process involved for immigrating to Canada.
To work in Canada, you will require an employment authorization (a work permit or work visa), or permanent residency status.
The process for successful candidates, begins with signing DSM’s letter of offer and returning it to us. DSM would then contact Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to obtain visa approval through a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) letter. Once approved, the letter is sent to you, and in turn, you submit it with your visa application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Please do not begin to apply for a work permit until you have received:
- An original signed letter of offer
- HRSDC validation letter
All information and application forms regarding immigration can be found at Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Relocation Assistance for Physicians
Please see the Physician Resource Coordinator Office (PRCO) website for more information on their Physicians Resettlement Fund:
Helpful Resources for Relocation
When relocating from outside Manitoba, you may have some questions which will impact you and your family related to cost of living and getting settled:
- What is the cost of living?
- What is the climate like?
- What do the houses cost?
- How do I find an apartment?
- How do I find houses for sale by an agent?
- How do I find houses that are for sale privately?
- How do I get insurance on my home?
- How do I hook up my utilities?
- How do I change my address?
- What schools are available for my children?
- How do I find child care/ day care services?
- Where can I continue my post secondary education?
- Where do I obtain health care coverage?
- How do I find a doctor?
- Where can I get my drivers license?
- How can I insure my automobile?
- What is the commuting and transit like within Winnipeg?
- How do I apply for a Social Insurance Number?
- Download a Relocation Checklist
Professional Licensing Information
To work in a regulated profession in Manitoba you must apply to the regulatory body. The regulatory body will assess your qualifications to verify that they meet the licensing requirements.
The regulatory body for Physicians is the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba www.cpsm.mb.ca
For more information about the steps to take to become licensed to work visit: http://www2.immigratemanitoba.com/browse/work_in_manitoba/profession
Registering with the Physician Resource Coordination Office offers the following benefits:
- A personal reply from a Physician Resource Coordination Office staff member within two business days with information regarding immigration and licensing requirements and employment opportunities in Manitoba
- Creation of a personal profile that will assist the Physician Resource Coordination Office in matching you with current and future employment opportunities
- The Physician Resource Coordination Office will work directly with you on the steps needed for recruitment, immigration, and licensure
Visit http://www.healthemployment.ca/ to register.