With numerous hospitals (Kingston General, Hotel Dieu and Providence Care) and cutting-edge health research facilities, medical innovation coincides with a network of available and helpful specialists to reinforce your practice and allow you to advance your skills. It's a supportive location for Family Physicians to live and thrive!
Why Family Doctors are Thriving in Kingston
Family Physicians Recruitment Program
Physicians Recruitment Incentive
As of January 2022, new, full-time family physicians in Kingston are eligible for a $100,000 incentive paid out in instalments over 5 years.
To be eligible, physicians can either establish a new practice within the City of Kingston or take over an existing roster of patients from a departing or retiring physician.
In addition to a financial incentive, Kingston has developed a Dual Career Support Program that assists partners of relocating physicians in finding employment and connecting with the community.
Hear From Family Doctors
These doctors have moved to Kingston from larger urban centres and are sharing their experiences in hopes that you will join them here!
"We're well supported by an academic centre of excellence"
"There's all these other things that you have access to that help to prevent burnout"
"You can pick up the phone for help and feel like you have the help that you need"
"Kingston gives you the flexibility to live the way you want to live"
Positions Available Right Now!
There are currently several exciting practice opportunities for family physicians in Kingston. Please reach out to find out more and have your questions answered.
New clinics are in the process of being established in Kingston with opportunities for
family physicians. They will offer turnkey spaces and administrative support.
Stay tuned for updates!
Why Kingston is a Great Place to Practice
Access to a Supportive Medical Expert Community
With access to the tertiary level hospital system and Queen's Med school, you can pick up the phone and ask a specialist for help, and feel like you have the help that you need.
The Ability to Diversify your Work
Not only can you take on positions at Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu, and Providence Care, you also have the opportunity to be an Adjunct Professor at Queen's University, engaging in both research and teaching.
Lower Real Estate Prices
The average price for residential and commercial real estate can be half that which you would expect to pay in Toronto.
Quality of Life
You can't work 24/7! Kingston’s diverse housing market, short commute times and phenomenal quality of life make our city stand as one of Ontario's fastest growing exurbs.
Location, Location, Location!
We are geographically blessed with a location that is equidistant from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. And while those cities might dispute this claim, Kingston has the best music scene in Canada!
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS IN KINGSTON
Kingston’s vision of being a smart city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario.
With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment.