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 is the largest employer in Thunder Bay, with over 2,600 employees. In addition, ours is the teaching hospital of choice for over 1,500 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. In-patient, out-patient and day services are provided to meet the needs of the residents of  Northwestern Ontario.


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.


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



Moving to Thunder Bay in 1998 felt like coming home. After the humid, rushed pace of southern Ontario, it was like a cool oasis, a peaceful spot. We love many aspects of this incredibly beautiful land; we feel it's the best-kept secret in Ontario. Folks here don't realize what a gem Thunder Bay is. People are caring, and have great spirit. We have been made so welcome & we'll never leave.

Dr. Michael & Lee Stones

Researchers and Educators Lakehead University

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