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Employment opportunities

Cornea Specialist – Vancouver
(posted 8 January 2020)

Providence Health Care is seeking One Academic Cornea Specialist. The successful candidate will be required to run a weekly half day Resident Teaching Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital, and to provide a leadership role in Resident Teaching in the operating room at Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital. The primary practice location will be Vancouver (minimum 4 days/week), with a focus on clinical research and teaching. MORE

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Western Zone
(posted 18 December 2019)

An NSHA-approved opportunity exists for a full-time, patient-oriented team player to join a busy, private, fee-for-service Ophthalmology clinic in the Annapolis Valley and work alongside two other comprehensive ophthalmologists. The office is well established in an ideal location just a few minutes from Hwy 101 in New Minas and serves a population of approximately 110,000 centred on Kings County. MORE

Comprehensive General Ophthalmologist, Trillium Health Partners – Surgery Program
(posted 18 December 2019)

Trillium Health Partners’ Surgery Program is seeking a General Ophthalmologist to be a member of our Division of Ophthalmology especially to support the reduction of Cataract Surgery wait times. The ideal candidate will have FRCS(C) certification in Ophthalmology. In this role the physician would join a dedicated team of fellow Ophthalmologists and work closely with the interprofessional team to support patient/family centered care. MORE

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist immediate opportunity in the Greater Toronto Area
(posted 7 November 2019)

An ophthalmology clinic is seeking a comprehensive ophthalmologist to serve their two clinics in the Greater Toronto Area. Clinics are located in areas that serve a diverse population in terms of ethnicities and age groups.

This is a permanent position and can be full or part-time and comes with surgical privileges for cataract surgery and other ophthalmic surgeries at a private surgical centre. Strong consideration would be given to an applicant who is comfortable managing medical retina patients.

This position is fully resourced with clinical space, diagnostics, a minor procedure room, technician and administrative support.

Applicants should be certified or eligible to be certified for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

If interested, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, or you can also email your interest. International ophthalmologists may also apply. Please email:

Ophthalmologist Opportunity in Prince George, BC
(posted 7 October 2019)

Northern Health is seeking a full-time comprehensive Ophthalmologist,in Prince George; BC’s Northern Capital! The position is permanent and includes surgical privileges with cataract surgery done at a private surgical centre (under public funding) and hospital OR privileges for other procedures. Willingness to see children and manage strabismus would be highly regarded. Strong consideration would be given to an applicant who is Pediatric Ophthalmology subspecialty trained and willing to do split time comprehensive/pediatrics. MORE

Ophthalmologist: glaucoma specialist, UHN-Toronto
(posted 18 September 2019)

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto is inviting applications for the position of glaucoma specialist at the UHN-Toronto Western Hospital and the Kensington Eye Institute. The appointment is a full time faculty position with expectation of research and academic work to make up a minimum of 30% of the time. The effective date of this appointment is July 1, 2020. MORE

Administrative Assistant/Ophthalmic Technician position, Ottawa
(posted 5 September 2019)

$20 per hour – Administrative / Technical Assistant position is available in our bilingual Ophthalmology practice in Ottawa. Successful candidate requires spoken English and French. Please submit your resumé to

Spécialiste en ophtalmologie – glaucome chirurgical, CHU de Québec, Université Laval
(posted 3 September 2019)

Le Département de chirurgie du CHU de Québec-Université Laval (CHU) désire recruter un médecin afin de compléter l’équipe du Service d’ophtalmologie.

Activités cliniques attendues, Profil de carrière académique recherché et Documents à fournir

Ophthalmologist – Job Opportunity Grande Prairie
(posted 3 September 2019)

Alberta Health Services – North Zone, Grande Prairie, is seeking a Full-Time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Skilled Surgeon, with experience in Cataract surgery, Glaucoma, treatment of Diabetic Maculopathy and Age-related Macular Degeneration with Intravitreal Anti-VEGF injections and Uveitic syndromes. The new Ophthalmologist will have Queen Elizabeth II Regional Hospital privileges (including surgical), and the position will include hospital call.


Inquiries & Applications to – Susan Smith, Physician Resource Planner


Locum ophthalmologist – visiting specialist – cataract surgery,
Kenora, Ontario

(posted 16 December 2019)

We invite applicants to a visiting specialist cataract surgery opportunity. You will enjoy working with our dynamic and collegial professional staff in our brand new 3-suite OR unit.

Qualifications for the position include:
Independent licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) with Specialty qualifications from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, CMPA membership, OHIP billing number & billing privileges.

Ophthalmologist locum opportunity, Western Memorial Regional Hospital
(posted 18 September 2019)

Western Health is currently seeking the services of a Locum Ophthalmologist for Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook, Newfoundland – January 20, 2020 to April 29, 2020. The successful applicant will join our current team of 2 Ophthalmologists at the Western Ophthalmology Clinic.

Ophthalmologist locum, clinic, Victoria, B.C.
(posted 18 September 2019)

Centrally located in Victoria, B.C., our clinic has a locum opportunity for an Ophthalmologist. Subspecialty preferred in Oculoplastics but is not an absolute requirement.

Locum is required for mid-October with options of possible Winter 2020 dates.
The office is state of the art, offering EMR as well a small procedure room. Ideal candidate would be involved with in office consulting as well as operating room time at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Eligible candidates are required to hold Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Ophthalmology and eligibility for licensure with the college of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.

Candidates interested, please contact us at


Medical glaucoma practice available
(posted 12 November 2019)

Established practice available starting June 2020 or earlier if desired. Mostly glaucoma patients with some general ophthalmology with possibility of having much more general ophthalmology as need is present in the community. There are 2 fully equipped lanes (equipment in excellent condition, BQ 900 LED slit lamps), Optivue OCT (4 yrs old), Humphrey VF machine (4 yrs old) and autorefractor, SLT/YAG laser (4 yrs old) in the clinic, large waiting room, beautiful spacious office. EMR with server onsite. Located outside of Vancouver in Richmond, BC.

Please submit inquiries to

Equipment for sale in Niagara peninsula
(posted 13 August 2019)

  • Clarion RTVue OCT with anterior segment module less than 2 years old
  • Clarion SLT laser sparingly used
  • IOL Master
  • Zeiss Atlas topographer
  • Auto refractor/ auto K
  • Slit lamp with tonometer
  • 3 exam chairs and stands
  • Miscellaneous items (stools, lenses, office equipment, etc.)

All must be sold and will sell for best offer. Discount available if all sold together. Pick up and delivery at buyers cost.
Please contact: or call (905) 401-6347

Ophthalmology equipment FOR SALE
(posted August 6, 2019)

Retiring Ophthalmologist selling a full complete exam lane Ophthalmology equipment in good condition. The equipment has been used for a number of years and is not new but in good working condition. Great for new grads to start practice or for existing physicians to put in a spare exam room or for teaching purposes. Other office supplies are also available such exam stools etc. You must arrange pick up and delivery at your own cost. Best is if you come and look at the equipment to get details. Local candidates would be preferred. Location in Sackville Nova Scotia. To be sold at a reasonable price as physician is looking to clear out ASAP. For more information please email: or call 902-435-0755 or 647-920-4885.

Complete exam lane includes:

  • Refractor
  • Slit Lamp
  • Exam Chair
  • Instrument Stand
  • Visual Acuity System
  • Trial Lenses
  • Trial Frame
  • BIO lens
  • Contact and non-contact lenses
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Retinoscope
  • Transilluminator
  • Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope
  • Exam Stool
  • Color Tests
  • Occluders

Established practice + commercial premises in Alberta for sale
(posted July 15, 2019)

Zeiss OCT, Zeiss Humphrey VF, Yag laser, accredited laser refractive suite, EMR, 6 exam/screening rooms, large GP and optometrist referral base, commercial medically zoned two storey building. Reply to

Established office in Thornhill (Vaughan) for sale
(posted June 11, 2019)

Zeiss OCT, Zeiss Humphrey VF, Selecta duet Yag/SLT laser (Clarion), EMR, 4 fully equipped exam rooms, 30 years in practice, large GP and optometrist referral base. Opportunity for expansion into adjacent unoccupied suites to create private OR. Reply to


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