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Employment opportunities

Rare Practice Opportunity – Thompson Okanagan, BC

(posted September 22, 2023)

Busy general ophthalmology solo practice in beautiful Kamloops, BC becoming available in summer 2024 due to anticipated retirement. EMR office, well equipped with excellent staff. Interested parties can email [email protected] for further details.

Academic Comprehensive Ophthalmologist – Department of Ophthalmology, Kingston Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences Centre

(posted September 12, 2023)

The Department of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University is seeking an Academic Comprehensive Ophthalmologist to work at a department run clinic on the west end of Kingston, Ontario. (Kingston Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences Centre – KOVSC). Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree. Successful candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and preference will be given to applicants who have specialty certification from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the American Board of Specialties.

The Department has an excellent residency program in Ophthalmology (with 13 residents). The Department enjoys an excellent reputation for employing innovative and enthusiastic teachers for learners at all levels. Preference will be given to applicants who have a strong track record or exhibit strong potential for clinical, surgical, and didactic teaching.

Opening in 2020, the clinic is well-equipped with the latest in diagnostic equipment (IOL Master, Pentacam AXL, OCT) and YAG laser, and the practice will have access Hotel Dieu Hospital operating rooms, consistent with all other faculty.  The Department is highly-innovative and is involved in new models of eye care delivery (including e-Consults, tele-ophthalmology, and remote real-time diagnostics). The Department has a strong research culture that is supported by an in-house research team. Preference will be given to applicants who have a track record or exhibit potential for innovative and scholarly research.

The successful candidate will receive fee-for-service funding, with appropriate levies applied for the use of resources. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements were suspended effective May 1, 2022, but the University may reinstate them at any point.

One of Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has a long reputation for academic excellence, research, and a diverse and vibrant learning environment. With its strong tradition of public service, the University has helped to shape Canadian values and policies, educating notable political and cultural figures. Queen’s is located in the heart of the community in historic Kingston, midpoint between Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, the nation’s capital. We will offer assistance to the successful candidate to find suitable accommodation.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and welcomes applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQA+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation to attend applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Amanda McIntosh, Faculty Support Coordinator/Departmental Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology, at Queen’s University at 613-533-2559.

Applications are to include a letter of intent summarizing expertise, qualifications and accomplishments relevant to the position together with a full curriculum vitae, a brief bio and the names and full contact information of three referees (referees must be able to attest to the applicants experience and competence). To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” OR “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada.” Applications that do not include this information will be considered incomplete. Complete applications are to be directed to:

Amanda McIntosh
Faculty Support Coordinator/ Departmental Assistant
Kingston Health Sciences Centre/Queen’s University Department of Ophthalmology
166 Brock St., Room 230
Kingston, ON K7L 5G2
[email protected]
phone: 613-533-2559
fax: 613-533-6667

Medical Retina (MR) Ophthalmologist, Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

(posted September 11, 2023)

Located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Clarity Eye Institute (CEI) is looking to recruit one (1) full time medical retina (MR) Ophthalmologist to fill an immediate vacancy. As the largest private Ophthalmology office in Ontario, CEI is a 7 site, nearly 30 MD / OD practice that services a catchment area of 7 million patients and 13 Ontario hospitals. CEI houses every major subspecialty except for pediatrics as well as providing optometric services.

Successful candidates will develop his / her own independent ophthalmic practice at CEI, and will be responsible for hospital on call coverage, as well as covering for emergent patient care during colleague absences.

Position: Medical retina (MR) and cataract surgery. The Ophthalmologist will have successfully completed a fellowship in medical or surgical retina. Services will be rendered at least two (2) CEI locations with a focus on Newmarket, ON. Resources include the latest in laser and imaging technology. Cataract surgical resources are also available. The Ophthalmologist will be accredited and receive resource allocations of a minimum of 120 annual cataract surgeries at a peripheral GTA hospital. Additionally, CEI offers a full scope refractive surgery and private cataract surgery suite (via our sister company, Lumea) which the successful candidate is welcome to access. For the interested Ophthalmologist, proctoring in the latest refractive surgery and premium intraocular lens technology is available through the CEI founders.

The candidates must be eligible for independent practice licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and hold certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Ophthalmology.

CEI is an equal opportunity employer. CEI also prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and acknowledges to afford equal employment opportunities to applicants without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability. Interested candidates are invited to inquire about this opportunity by sending their curriculum vitae by email to the attention of Lauren Mansi: [email protected]

Glaucoma Service Director, Ophthalmology – Loma Linda, California

(posted August 31, 2023)

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group, Department of Ophthalmology, is seeking a BC Ophthalmologist fellowship trained in Glaucoma Surgery to join our full-time group of ophthalmic subspecialties and generalists as the Glaucoma Service Director. Ideal candidates will currently be at the academic rank of Associate Professor or eligible for promotion to Associate Professor level. Responsibilities include patient care, resident teaching and supervision, medical student teaching, coverage and call for subspecialty members, service level meetings, recruitment strategy and other service items. This includes the development and oversight of a Glaucoma fellowship.

We have a very busy group practice with satellite locations in Riverside, Banning, Rancho Cucamonga, and San Bernardino in addition to our main location in Loma Linda. Our group provides professional services at the Riverside University Health System as well, where we have an active resident training program. Our facilities are equipped with the most up to date equipment needed for diagnostic purposes. In the last 12-month period, as a group we had close to 60,000 billed visits.

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and School of Medicine with the mission is to deliver whole-person care at a world class level of clinical excellence. The Medical Center and Children’s Hospital has one of the largest academic teaching and clinical programs in the United States and serves a population of approximately 3.5 million people.

Loma Linda University is located East of Los Angeles known as the Inland Empire. The beaches of Newport, Laguna, and Malibu are only 60-90 minutes to the West, with superb swimming, sunbathing, surfing, and sailing. Also 60 minutes to the West downtown Los Angeles, with its top-quality restaurants, world-renowned museums, opera, and other cultural opportunities. The Big Bear Mountain Ski resort is about 1 hour drive from LLU. The golf courses, shopping, and spas of Palm Springs are a 60-minute drive to the East and World-class Mammoth Mountain resort is a 6-hour drive to the North.

Compensation & Benefits

The compensation range listed is for starting base compensation only and is adjusted based upon years of experience and/or faculty rank: $280,000 – $320,000. This amount does not include variable compensation or extra productivity and is subject to the individual department compensation plans. More information on compensation is discussed with the departments during the recruitment process.

Our benefits include:

  • Generous Retirement Contribution
  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental Coverage
  • Competitive Vacation & Sick Days
  • CME Days and Funds
  • Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
  • Paid Malpractice Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Loan Repayment/State & Federal (If eligible)

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Surgical/comprehensive locum – Victoria, BC

(posted August 22, 2023)

Surgical/comprehensive locum 2+ months in busy Victoria office Oct/Nov/Dec 2023, dates somewhat flexible. Potential for long term/ongoing locum. Surgical time and on-call included.  OCT, Topography, IOLM, YAG, Humphrey, in the office. Great staff including 2 techs.  Must have BC Licensure, CMPA, and BC MSP billing #.

Please contact Michele Jones  [email protected]

Locum Comprehensive Ophthalmologist – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

(posted August 16, 2023)

 The Conlon Eye Institute (CEI) team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is seeking applications from highly skilled and motivated individuals for a locum Comprehensive Ophthalmologist position. This opportunity allows you to take your career to new heights while working at our clinic in Saskatoon.  CEI is a cutting-edge facility known for its exceptional patient care, advanced technology, and state-of-the-art equipment.

As a successful candidate, you can perform cataract surgery, refractive cataract surgery, and LASIK without hospital privileges. You’ll also have the opportunity to perform retinal injections, further expanding your professional experience.

Saskatoon, a vibrant city, offers an array of activities and events, including a thriving arts and culture scene, picturesque parks, and a diverse culinary landscape. With the South Saskatchewan River and an international airport, travel for personal and professional reasons is convenient. 

At CEI, we value our team members and provide a supportive and rewarding work environment. The compensation package for this position is excellent, with a potential income of $800,000 to $1,200,000, with benefits. Moreover, the position offers mentoring opportunities in refractive cataract, LASIK, and oculoplastic surgery, enabling you to enhance your skills and expertise.

To be considered for this position, you must hold certification or be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), be registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS), and possess an active medical license in the province of Saskatchewan. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also crucial.

As a member of the CEI team, your responsibilities will include conducting comprehensive eye exams, diagnosing eye conditions, performing cataract surgery, providing medical and surgical treatment for eye diseases and conditions, and collaborating with other physicians and healthcare professionals. We encourage continuing medical education to ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in ophthalmology.

CEI fosters a supportive and collegial work environment where experienced ophthalmologists are dedicated to your growth and development. This one-year locum term position may lead to a partnership position for the right individual. We encourage you to apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Join the CEI team today!

Ophthalmologists – Glaucoma, Ivey Eye Institute (London, ON)

(posted August 10, 2023)

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Ivey Eye Institute of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the  Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University invites applications for two full time clinical academic positions in Ophthalmology with a Glaucoma specialization.

The Ivey Eye Institute, which is the main referral center for eye disease in Southwestern Ontario, is committed to excellence in patient care, education and research. Its’ operating and minor procedure rooms, teaching facilities, urgent eye clinic, translational basic science and clinical trials research infrastructure, orthoptic service and diagnostic service provide a sound foundation for the Institute’s excellent reputation. The specialists in the department are an integral part of the medical and surgical team, treating diseases and conditions of the eye for adults and children, and helping to diagnose general medical disorders.

The successful candidates will hold a Full-Time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with track records of academic performance especially in research. The Department of Ophthalmology is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and is presently comprised of 20 surgeons with busy clinical practices. The Department has a strong clinical research interest and is an accredited Royal College training program.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Ophthalmologist – New Plymouth, New Zealand

(posted August 10, 2023)

Rare opportunity to join a thriving New Zealand Ophthalmology practice in an internationally awarded region for Most Liveable City (New Plymouth, Taranaki). We offer work/life balance and immediate clinical and surgical opportunities in both the public and private sector.

The Taranaki Eye Centre is a privately owned Ophthalmology clinic which delivers both public and private health services to the region using the most up-to-date equipment and technology. Our fantastic clinical team consists of three New Zealand trained Consultant Ophthalmologists, two Registrars, a Clinical Ophthalmic Nurse and an Orthoptist who all work closely together.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, vocationally registered Ophthalmologist (FRANZCO, American board of Ophthalmology, FRCSC, FRCOphth) to work in a comprehensive Ophthalmology role. We would be happy to consider candidates that are currently in training posts and seeking employment within twelve months. The job size is flexible from 0.5 -1.0 FTE, along with participating in an on-call roster. This role has opportunities for both public and private work, and will include weekly outpatient clinics, operating sessions, and reviewing inpatients.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Locum Opportunity (from January to March 2024) – Medical Retina – Halifax, Nova Scotia

(posted August 9, 2023)

The department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Dalhousie University, is seeking a full-time ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in Retina. The successful candidate will join a community-based medical retina practice and also work at the Eye Care Centre, located at the QEII Hospital.

For more information about the department, a link to the departmental site can be found here:

Candidates for this position must have: 1) an MD degree; 2) have completed a residency in ophthalmology; 3) a minimum of 12 months of post-residency fellowship training in a qualified vitreoretinal program.

Candidates must be certified or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and be eligible for a license in the province of Nova Scotia and for attending privileges at NSH.

Please submit your curriculum vitae, proof of fellowship training and three letters of reference by August 23th, 2023, to: [email protected]

Deadline for applications is August 23th, 2023.

Partnerships with Subspecialty and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Clinics & Surgical Facilities

(posted August 4, 2023)

Vision Group Canada (VGC) is a network of over 60 clinics (including LASIK MD) and 95 operating rooms across Canada. We are expanding our network of Subspecialty and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Clinics and Surgical Facilities by partnering with existing clinics and opening new facilities with committed partners.

Some of our most recent partnerships include:

  • Quebec: L’Institut de l’Oeil des Laurentides, Laservue, Eye Health MD, Institut de l’oeil de Montreal and Clinique du Parc.
  • Ontario: Prism Eye Institute, TLC Laser Eye Centres
  • Alberta: Gimbel Eye Centre
  • British Columbia: London Eye Centre, King LASIK
  • Nova Scotia and New Brunswick: TLC Halifax, TLC Moncton

There has never been a better time to consider selling your clinical practice. Whether it is consideration for a future exit strategy, or you’re tired of the operational management side of owning a clinical practice – VGC emphasizes its operational efficiencies to further growth and value for all its stakeholders. While the partnership models vary – one common thread is the autonomy that the practices continue to have even after a merger.

If you’re a practice owner and you would like to learn more about the synergistic opportunities with us, please send an email to the attention of Milanie Somasundram, National Physician Relations Manager at [email protected] for a confidential conversation.

To learn more about us, please visit – Vision Group Canada.

Surgical/Comprehensive Locum – Victoria

(posted August 3, 2023)
Surgical/comprehensive locum 2+ months in busy Victoria office Oct/Nov/Dec 2023, dates somewhat flexible. Potential for long term/ongoing locum. Surgical time and on-call included. OCT, Topography, IOLM, YAG, Humphrey, in the office. Great staff including 2 techs. Must have BC Licensure, CMPA, and BC MSP billing #.  Please contact Michele Jones  [email protected].

Ophthalmologist – Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

(posted July 27, 2023)

Discover the possibilities when choosing to work and live in Prince Edward Island! Health PEI is currently seeking a full-time Ophthalmologist starting immediately to provide surgical and medical ophthalmologic services.

The Ophthalmologist will work with a team of six Ophthalmologists and will be responsible to Provide medical and surgical services to PEI residents and participate in the PEI Ophthalmology on-call schedule. Surgical services are performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), located in Charlottetown. The QEH is a 243-bed provincial referral hospital which includes a spacious Provincial Eye Clinic and an Eye Surgery Suite.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is operated by Health PEI, a crown corporation responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services in Prince Edward Island. Health PEI’s head office is located at 16 Garfield Street, Charlottetown, PEI.

Eligible moving expense reimbursements up to $10,000.00 is available with the opportunity to teach Medical Learners and Residents with faculty appointment at affiliated universities. Other incentives may be applicable, ask for additional details.

If you are interested in applying please visit Alternatively, please feel free to get in touch with our dedicated physician recruitment team, who would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach them by emailing [email protected].

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist – Vancouver, BC

(posted July 25, 2023)

Come work as a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

The Ophthalmology Department at Vancouver Hospital Eye Care Centre and the University of British Columbia are seeking applicants for the post of comprehensive ophthalmologist.

This position provides admitting and operating privileges at the Vancouver General Hospital and operating privileges at the Eye Care Centre as well as access to the Eye Care Centre treatment room and shared lasers. The successful applicant will be part of the clinical faculty of the University of British Columbia, and are expected to remain in good standing. Resident surgical teaching is expected during allocated OR time, following the guidelines of the university department.

An established record in comprehensive ophthalmology is not required, but the department will prioritize candidates with a vision for how they will enhance current departmental education for both residents and medical students. Applicants for this position may have completed subspecialty fellowship training, that may expand their core general ophthalmology services, but the expectation is that they will practice as comprehensive ophthalmologists and should not anticipate access to additional resources usually restricted to subspecialty care.

To learn more or apply, please visit the posting on Vancouver Coastal Health.

Retina Specialist – Toronto, Ontario

(posted July 25, 2023)

North Toronto Eye Care (a division of Prism Eye Institute) is recruiting a full time or part time retina specialist to join our multi-specialty practice. We have a very large retina practice that requires additional manpower to continue its current dynamic growth. We have a beautiful clean, modern facility and state-of-the art technology. Our support staff create a wonderful patient caring environment. The applicant can (if desired) also practice comprehensive ophthalmology and perform cataract surgery in our surgical facility.

Applicants should have licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Candidates would also require a clinical fellowship in Retina.

Interested doctors please contact [email protected] or [email protected]. Confidentiality will be respected. Please also send along your CV.

Please feel free to visit our website at

Locum Opportunities (2) – Richmond and Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

(posted July 20, 2023)

There are two locum opportunities in British Columbia available. Please contact Henry Lee at [email protected] for more information and related details.

Pediatric Ophthalmologist – Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta

(posted July 18, 2023)

The Department of Surgery, Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone and the University of Calgary invite applications for a Pediatric Ophthalmologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.   Required qualifications include a MD, Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Ophthalmology and a minimum of one year fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology, along with eligibility for licensure in the province of Alberta.   Special training and/or interest in pediatric ocular oncology or oculoplastics will be an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a clinical appointment with the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, and to participate in medical student and resident teaching.  Full pediatric ophthalmology clinic service will be provided on site at Alberta Children’s Hospital. The candidate will be expected to participate in retinopathy of prematurity screening of neonates at NICUs across the city. In addition, the successful candidate will have a call obligation in accordance with both the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Alberta Health Services policies.

The successful candidate will become a member of both the Section of Pediatric Surgery and the Section of Ophthalmology.  Committee duties and active participation in the sections is required.

Priority will be given to applicants who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.   Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary are committed to employment equity.

Please submit a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, proof of fellowship training and three letters of reference by August 15, 2023, to:

Dr. Andrew Crichton
Section Chief of Ophthalmology
c/o Rhonda Siemens
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Section of Pediatric Surgery
28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta

[email protected]

Recruiting Ophthalmologists – Canada Wide

(posted June 30, 2023)

Vision Group Canada (VGC), the nation’s largest partnership of ophthalmologists, is recruiting colleagues for its clinics across Canada. We are welcoming applications for the following:

  • Part-time ophthalmologists for Laser Vision Correction, particularly recent graduates.
  • Highly experienced ophthalmologists for Refractive Lens Exchange, who have performed a minimum of 1000 cataract surgeries. Part-time positions available.
  • Part-time and full-time ophthalmologists in various subspecialties, particularly comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery, glaucoma, medical retina, cornea and oculoplastics.

Our ophthalmologists perform cataract surgery in a private OR setting. VGC offers refractive cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange opportunities for ophthalmologists without hospital privileges.

Successful candidates will have access to state-of-the-art technology, and we offer in-house fellowship training by our network of highly experienced refractive surgeons.

VGC offers flexibility to grow professionally and personally, a highly competitive reimbursement and compensation (partnership & investment opportunities available), internal VGC fellowship opportunities with leading subspecialists, support from highly experienced colleagues, and the latest technology to support innovative eye care.

For more information, please send an email (with your CV, if available) to the attention of Milanie Somasundram, National Physician Relations Manager at [email protected]

Requirements: Holds a certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification (FRCSC) in Ophthalmology.

To learn more about us, please visit – Vision Group Canada

Ophthalmologist Associates – Scarborough, Ontario

(posted June 8, 2023; updated July 11, 2023)

Are you a superstar Ophthalmologist?

We are only looking to add a SUPERSTAR Ophthalmologist to our associates’ group.  You know you are a SUPERSTAR if you have these qualifications.

  • Passionate about helping your patients see clearly
  • Able to work in a timely manner
  • Wants to settle in to an established Ophthalmology practice where you can thrive for many years to come
  • Wants to build a rapport with your patients, to help them achieve the most optimal vision health
  • Appreciates properly fitted glasses and contact lenses
  • Has a passion for performing various eye surgeries
  • Licensed to practice in Ontario

If you are the SUPERSTAR Ophthalmologist we are looking for, please send your resume to Yehuda, [email protected]

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