International Applicants

Working in Canada

Alberta, Canada is a great place to live, work and play. On this page, you will find links and information about the steps you will need to take in order to work in Canada, as well as the certification requirements that you will need to work in a clinical practice.

Employment Opportunities at Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to hire international professionals, however, in order to work for us you must be:

  • legally entitled to work in Canada (i.e. you are a citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid work permit)
  • licensed or registered to practice your profession in the province of Alberta

You can find detailed information on eligibility criteria for work permits and immigration on the Government of Canada’s website.

Alberta Professional License

Visit Regulated Health Professions and Colleges for links related to regulated professions in Alberta.

Once you are licensed and have a work permit or permanent residency, you can create your AHS career profile through our online Career Centre.

Immigrating/Relocating to Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides useful information regarding working and living in Canada. Including how to apply to be eligible to work in Canada as well as becoming a permanent resident of Canada. To start your search, visit the Citizenship and Immigration website under Immigrate to Canada.

International Medical Graduates

AHS provides alternative job opportunities, as Clinical Assistants, for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are not able to obtain independent licensure and/or are unable to obtain a residency position. Learn more here.


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