Canadian Medical Association

A number of provincial medical authorities are recruiting recently retired physicians and other health care workers to support increased demands due to COVID-19.  Here’s a sample: 


The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is looking for:

  • health care providers who may be working part-time and want to increase their hours
  • former health care providers who are retired or on inactive status with their regulatory college and are prepared to return to employment
  • social workers, physician assistants and personal support workers.

Here is the online form to sign up.


The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC is offering temporary emergency license registration to BC physicians who’ve retired in the past two years or less, as well select residents in internal medicine, clinical fellows, and physicians licensed elsewhere in Canada or the US. More information can be found here


The Quebec government is asking anyone with health care experience who wants to help during the COVID-19 crisis, to contact them by completing this form.


The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) has emailed nearly 300 retired practitioners to ask if they’d consider returning to work. To ensure their expertise is current, the CPSA is targeting physicians who’ve retired in the past two years. Interested physicians can email


The Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSNS) has set up a system to fast-track emergency licences to physicians who’ve retired in the last two-and-a-half years. Contact the College to determine if your licence can be reinstated for this purpose. For those who have been retired for longer, the CPSNS is exploring other ways to use your skills. Email

Didn’t find your province/territory in this list?

If you’ve been retired less than three years and want to help, contact your provincial medical regulator.

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