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Employment opportunities

Employment opportunities

General Ophthalmologist, Timmins and District Hospital
(posted 20 June 2019)

Timmins and District Hospital, located in Northeastern Ontario, is inviting applications for a full time General Ophthalmologist. Onsite access to ophthalmic surgery OR, laser suite WITH Nd-YAG, Argon and diode capabilities as well as a minor procedure room to support a truly comprehensive ophthalmology practice. With this appointment, the successful candidate will receive full surgical privileges with generous operating room time. MORE

Chair/Head, Department of Ophthalmology
Faculty of Medicine/ The Ottawa Hospital
(posted 5 June 2019; deadline 14 July 2019)

The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and the Ottawa Hospital invite applications and nominations for the above noted position. The successful candidate will lead the Department of Ophthalmology… MORE

Coordinator, Continuing Professional Development
Canadian Ophthalmological Society
(posted 17 April 2019; deadline 16 June 2019)

Reporting to the Manager, CPD, the Coordinator, CPD, provides a variety of program coordination services as a member of the COS cross-functional team. Primary responsibilities include the coordination of the COS Practice Resource Centre (PRC) – an online hub of CPD resources, tools and CME opportunities – and the coordination of the corresponding physician-led PRC committee, as well as support of other key CPD initiatives, including the COS Annual Meeting, co-developed programs and review of accreditation applications. MORE

Full-Time Ophthalmologist, Owen Sound Hospital
(posted 17 May 2019)

We have an immediate opening for one full-time general Ophthalmologist to join our team to perform cataract surgery. Specialists provide on-call support, in-patient surgical services and outpatient consultations and follow-up to a wide catchment area of over 170,000 residents and more than 2 million short-stay visitors each year. Operating Room time is based at the Owen Sound hospital as part of the Division of Ophthalmology, and two half-day OR blocks per week are being offered for this position. MORE

Full-Time Ophthalmology Position, Lakeridge Health Corporation
(posted 12 April 2019)

The Section of Ophthalmology within the Division of Surgery, Lakeridge Health Corporation is now seeking a full time community comprehensive ophthalmologist, who meets the definition of a new graduate, according to the Ministry of Health guidelines. The new candidate will join a busy and vibrant group, providing ophthalmology care to the entire Region of Durham. This position will commence on July 1st, 2019. MORE

Oculo-plastic / orbit surgery position, Hamilton Regional Eye Institute, St. Joseph’s Healthcare
(posted 4 April 2019)

Responsibilities: Provide full oculo-plastic and orbit clinical care for adult and pediatric patients (elective & emergency on-call service); Dedicated supervision and teaching of medical students and residents both in the clinic and operating room setting; On-going sustained involvement in research activities within the department. MORE

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Nova Scotia Health Authority
(posted 12 March 2019)

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is currently seeking a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist to provide surgical and clinical care in Cape Breton. The individual would be an autonomous, patient-oriented, team player. Sub-specialty training and experience would be a welcome asset.

The OR has a new Zeiss microscope with Callisto Eye system for Premium IOLs, an Alcon phaco machine and an outstanding surgical support staff. There is one full day per week of OR time available for local procedures. The ambulatory care centre has Zeiss Cirrus OCT, fluoroscein angiography, Argon and YAG lasers as well as excellent clinic support staff including a COMT and nursing. One day per week is available for injections, lasers and minor procedures. Orthoptic services are available locally.

Cape Breton is a naturally beautiful area on the ocean with a strong, family oriented community. A wonderful work-life balance is possible with fabulous outdoor activities such as golf, hiking, cycling, boating and fishing. There is a handy regional airport with direct flights to Toronto and Halifax.

The Ophthalmologist should be certified or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Support is available for site visits and relocation.

Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:

Dr. Kristine Mayer
31 Riverside Drive, Sydney, NS

General/Refracting Ophthalmologist, InSightful Visions, Sechelt, BC
(posted 6 March 2019)

We are offering 2-3 days a week with a flexible schedule for you to see patients for primary care and refractions in our warm and welcoming spacious 3200 sq ft office, designed with coastal ambiance, in a relaxed professional environment in Sechelt. MORE

Ophthalmologist, Grande Prairie, Alberta
(posted 29 January 2019; closing date 30 June 2019)

Alberta Health Services – North Zone, Grande Prairie, is seeking a full-time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Skilled Surgeon, with a minimum of 3 years’ 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, and the position will include hospital call.

Full job description and application
Inquiries and application to: Susan Smith, Physician Resource Planner


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

For sale by retiring ophthalmologist
(posted June 6, 2019)

  • Nidek CYG 1000 green laser with a Zeiss style Nidek SL1600 slit lamp and table
  • Indirect Ophthalmoscope delivery system – gently used in great shape
  • Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT 4000 with its table This unit was examined recently by Zeiss and found to be in good order

Contact Gilles Desroches at if interested.

NB all must go by the end of June

For sale by auction – Complete Lasik and Catarct Surgery Centre, Toronto
(posted April 18, 2019)

Timed online auction: lots start closing Tuesday, May 7 at 11 am EST


  • Schwind excimer laser system, model Amaris 750s, w/ Schwind patient bed
  • Takagi Seiko operating microscope, model OM-8 Plus
  • Stryker patient bed
  • Zeiss surgical microscope, model OPMI VISU 160, set on S88 suspension system
  • (3) S40ptik combo chairs and stands, model 2000 CD
  • (2) S40ptik slit lamp, model SL-990-2X, w/Tonometer
  • (3) Reichert phoroptor, model 11625B
  • CSO mega digital vision slit lamp, model SL-990-5X
  • (2) Heine Omega 500 unplugged binocular indirect ophthalmoscope
  • (2) Heine Omega 500 unplugged binocular indirect ophthalmoscope
  • (2) Nidek system chart, model 1600
  • Schwind Ocular Wavefront Aberrometer Analyzer, model IRX3
  • Schwind topographer diagnostic system, model Sirius
  • Schwind adjustable ophthalmic workstation
  • Oculus Anterior Segment Tomography system, model Pentacam HR
  • Clarion RTVUE scanner
  • K2 Tables adjustable ophthalmic table, model K2-110C
  • Visionmetrics, AcuTarget HD optical quality analyzer
  • Nidex specular microscope, model CEM-530
  • Carl Zeiss optical biometry, model IOL Master
  • Tracey Technologies ray-tracing wavefront aberrometry, model iTrace WSL524M
  • Various adjustable ophthalmic tables
  • Additional assets to be added shortly

For further information and inspection of assets, please contact TCL Asset Group Inc.: phone: 905-660-1367 or email, or

Practice Opportunity, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
(posted March 29, 2019)

Take over established practice of retiring Ophthalmologist from Dartmouth Nova Scotia and/or buy existing office equipment so physician can clear out office space.

If you feel you a are potential candidate to take over the practice please contact the ministry and university to discuss if a position with the province is available or if you can move from an existing location. We will be unable to help you with these matters. Excellent opportunity to take over a well run and established practice.

Second option is to buy physician’s existing 2 lane Ophthalmology equipment in good condition but is not new and has been used for a number of years. 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 as waiting room chairs, office desk and chair, bookcases, filing cabinets, computers, printers etc. You must arrange pick up and delivery. Best is if you come and look at the equipment to get details.

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

To be sold at a reasonable price as physician is looking to clear out or find a replacement ASAP. For more information please email: or call 647-920-4885.

To submit an opportunity notice:

Please contact the COS office by phone at 613.729.6779 or toll-free at 1.800.267.5763, by fax at 613-729-7209, or by email.

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