Frequently Asked Questions for Job Seekers


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Not a job seeker? See Frequently Asked Questions for Employers.

Do I need to register on HFOJobs?

You can begin a job search before logging in HFOJobs, but to view posting details and application instructions everyone needs to register and login to HFOJobs. Login or Register for HFOJobs.

HealthForceOntario may contact you via e-mail about job opportunities or relevant programs and resources. All HealthForceOntario programs are free of charge, including the use of HFOJobs.

Review the HFOJobs Terms of Use before using the site.

What is the difference between a job seeker and an employer account?
Both employers and job seekers must be logged in to view posting details and application instructions.

Look for a job: Job seekers may receive information about programs and services offered by HealthForceOntario based on the information provided in their registration.

Post a job: Employers can create and manage postings.

Tip: If you identify as both a job seeker and an employer, we recommend that you register twice and maintain separate HFOJobs accounts for your job search and postings. You must use different e-mail addresses for each account.

I registered on HFOJobs but I can't login. What should I do?
If you did not receive a confirmation e-mail, please check your junk/spam folder to ensure you are checking the correct e-mail account. Send an e-mail to if you are still unable to login or if you cannot locate your confirmation e-mail.

What types of jobs can I search for on HFOJobs?
HFOJobs supports publicly funded employers in Ontario to post opportunities for:
  • Physicians (Family Medicine and Specialists)
  • Nurses (RN, RPN and NP)
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians/Assistants
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Mental Health and Addictions (including counselling, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, social service work and other related fields)
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Physician Assistants (from accredited Physician Assistant programs)
  • Physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapist Assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
Learn more about these professions.


How do I refine my search?
A job search begins by selecting your profession, and initially shows all results for that profession across Ontario.

To narrow your search based on criteria - such as type of role, setting, employer, or location - select your preferences for one or more filters on the left side of the screen. You must click Update Search each time you change your search parameters.

To narrow geographically, you can simply click and scroll on the map to pan and zoom across the province, or choose a particular community from the Location filter. Widen your search of a particular area by choosing a Distance parameter, or by holding CTRL and scrolling out on the map.

Search by Employer Name: Enter part or all of an organization name. Search terms must be typed exactly as entered by the employer. If your search does not return the expected results, check spelling or try searching part of the employer name. E.g. "ABC & District Hospital" - try searching just "ABC" or "Hospital".

Job Type is based on the employer’s definition of Full Time, Part Time, Locum, Casual, Contract, etc.

Tip: Choosing Full Time or Part Time will return all postings that are Full Time, Part Time, or Full Time or Part Time. Choosing Locum will return all types of locum postings.

Locums: A locum physician assumes another physician’s clinical duties on a temporary basis. Locum postings can be one of three different types:
  1. Locum
  2. Locum – NSLP
  3. Locum – RFMLP
The Northern Specialist Locum Programs (NSLP) and Rural Family Medicine Locum Program (RFMLP) are locum reimbursement programs administered by Ontario Health (HealthForceOntario).

Search by Locum Dates: Locum postings with one or more date ranges that fall within or overlap your specified date(s) will appear in your search results.

Tip: A locum posting may include several listed date ranges when the employer requires locum coverage.

Practice Type: When posting a Family Medicine position, employers have the following options for practice type:
  • Clinic only
  • Clinic plus optional ED, in-patient, LTC, OB, AN, etc.
  • Comprehensive (clinic plus required ED, in-patient, LTC, or OB, etc.)
  • ED only
  • Family Practice Anaesthesia
  • Hospitalist only
  • Other
Tip: ED = Emergency Department, LTC = Long-Term Care, OB = Obstetrics and Gynecology, AN = Anaesthesia, and “Other” is appropriate for house calls, surgical assist, palliative care, etc.

Supervision: Supervision for physician opportunities refers to a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) requirement for physicians who are eligible for restricted registration through one of the CPSO’s registration policies. See CPSO Guidelines for College-Directed Supervision for more information, or e-mail

Teaching Opportunity and/or Research Opportunity: Some physician opportunities may include teaching or research at a local university, college or institute or through distributed education.

What is a job alert?
Job Alerts are a free e-mail service that notifies you of new job postings that match your search criteria. You can unsubscribe at any time from within the e-mail you receive.

Job alerts are created on the Search Results page.


  1. Select your preferred criteria from the search filters
  2. Click Update Search
  3. Enter your e-mail address
  4. Read and agree to the HFOJobs Terms of Use
  5. Click Create Job Alert

For your first job alert, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your e-mail address.

Tip: There is no limit to the number of job alerts you can create.

Can I share a job posting via e-mail or social media?

Using the buttons located at the top right within the job posting, you can easily share via Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail.

How do I apply for a job?
For application instructions, click on the Apply Now button located at the top of the page or beside a date range if it’s a physician locum posting.

What is Ontario Health (HealthForceOntario)?
HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency is now part of Ontario Health, a 21st-century government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them.

Ontario Health (Health Force) supports the government’s health workforce objectives and contributes to the planning, recruitment, retention, transition, and distribution of health professionals in Ontario.

Learn about the programs and services offered by Ontario Health (Health Force).

What is the Personal Support Worker Return of Service (PSW ROS)?
To attract newly graduated Personal Support Workers to work in Long-Term Care homes and Home and Community Care agencies in greatest need across Ontario, this initiative provides a $5,000 incentive to recent PSW graduates in exchange for a six-month commitment to an eligible Long-Term Care or Home and Community Care employer.

To be eligible for the PSW ROS, a Personal Support Worker must:
  • Successfully complete an Ontario PSW training program that meets the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities program standard;
  • Graduate from their training program on or after April 1, 2021; and
  • Begin employment no later than January 15, 2022; and
  • Commit to 6-months of employment at a full-time work schedule offered by approved employer.

In addition, PSWs who graduated from an Ontario training program between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 AND were hired by an approved employer while the program was closed (January 15, 2021 and July 16, 2021) are also eligible.

Eligible Personal Support Workers can search for eligible opportunities by selecting the Eligible for PSW Return of Service filter in their job search and clicking Update Search.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process at

What if I have more questions?
If you have any questions or you need assistance using HFOJobs, a representative will be happy to assist you Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM: