Health Care Opportunities

As the regional hub for health services in Northwestern Ontario, Thunder Bay serves a catchment population of 250,000 in a geographical area the size of France. Thunder Bay offers a comprehensive range of treatment and health services in state-of-the-art healthcare facilities.



Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is a world-class acute healthcare facility. With patients and families at the centre of everything, TBRHSC serves all of Northwestern Ontario – with over 250,000 people, scattered over an area the size of France.

Since it opened in 2004, TBRHSC has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest academic and research hospitals. Patients benefit from a team approach to healthcare delivery, state-of-the-art medical equipment, comprehensive services, a world-class cancer centre, the chance to be a part of leading edge clinical trials, and the expertise of some of the world’s leading healthcare providers.

Our Emergency Department is one of the busiest in Canada, with more than 105,000 visits annually.

TBRHSC’s research arm, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI), houses the region’s only cyclotron and radiopharmacy, capable of producing medical isotopes to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers. The research being done by the Research Institute Scientists has also made the Health Sciences Centre one of the Top 40 Research Hospitals in Canada.

TBRHSC is the largest employer in Thunder Bay, with over 2,800 employees. In addition, ours is the teaching hospital of choice for learners from nearly every healthcare discipline. 

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St. Joseph’s Care Group provides diverse inter-professional programs in a wide range of non-acute services, including complex care, physical rehabilitation, palliative care, transition and geriatrics across seven sites in Thunder Bay. In-patient, out-patient and day services are provided to meet the needs of the residents of Northwestern Ontario.

Coupling research with mobilization, the Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR) supports internal and external staff and clinicians through expertise, project consultation and knowledge translation.

SJCG’s Behavioural Sciences Centre provides service to many companies and businesses in the region through Employee & Family Assistance Programs, the provision of confidential, high-quality counseling, as well as insurance and workplace assessment services.


Thunder Bay provides a wide range of mental health services to our local and regional clients, including a variety of community based programs and supportive housing options.The many delivery systems for primary care include clinics, community health centres, family health networks and health promotion programs. Both private and public long term care facilities are available in Thunder Bay.


There’s a place for you in Thunder Bay! We are actively recruiting for Family Physicians, Specialists, Personal Support Workers, Nurses, Psychiatrists, administrative support staff, and much more. Browse job banks:


Teaching, research, advanced practice and continuing professional development opportunities for physicians and health professionals are offered through numerous programs, including:

      • Residents of the Canadian Shield Program
      • Northern Ontario School of Medicine
      • Lakehead University
      • Comprehensive telehealth services
      • Molecular, biotechnology and genetic research facilities
      • Regional outreach opportunities



In Thunder Bay, I have a better opportunity to gain experience while having more time to myself. I want to learn to golf. I know I'll have the time to do that.

Ivy Juan

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