Frequently Asked Questions for Job Seekers

  1. Do I need to register on HFOJobs to search for jobs?
  2. I see results for my profession. How do I refine my search?
  3. What is a job alert?
  4. Can I share a job posting with a friend?
  5. How do I apply for a job?

1. Do I need to register on HFOJobs to search for jobs?

No, job seekers do not need to register on HFOJobs.

Simply select your profession from the drop-down list at and click Search.

2. I see results for my profession. How do I refine my search?

An initial search will show all results across the province for one profession. To narrow your search based on specialty, subspecialty, job type, practice type, and other features, you can select your preferences for one or more filters on the left side of the screen.

Please note you must click the “Update Search” button each time you change your search parameters.

To narrow geographically, you can also simply click and scroll on the map to pan and zoom across the province.

Search job opportunities by location if you know the community you are interested in. If you are not familiar with Ontario, Canada, you can learn more about the province on

Widen your search of a particular Location by choosing a Distance in the filter on the left, or by holding CTRL and scrolling out on the map.

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

Some physician postings are classified as locums. Locum refers to a physician who assumes another physician’s clinical duties on a temporary basis. Positions that refer to NSLP or RFMLP qualify for locum reimbursement programs administered by HealthForceOntario.

  • The Northern Specialist Locum Program (NSLP) provides respite and vacancy specialist locum coverage to designated Northern Ontario communities.
  • The Rural Family Medicine Locum Program (RFMLP) maintains ongoing primary medical care in eligible communities in Ontario by providing temporary, short-term coverage for practising rural family physicians. The program serves rural physicians and locum physicians.
  • Learn more about locuming in Ontario.

Search by Employer Name:
Enter part or all of an organization name to search by employer. 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 one part of the employer name. E.g. "ABC & District Hospital" - try searching just "ABC" or just "Hospital".

Supervision (Physician Only):
Supervision 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 further information, or email

Teaching and Research Opportunity (Physician Only):
Some positions may include a teaching or research opportunity at a local university, college or institute or through distributed education.

3. 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. Select the search criteria you want using the filters on the left. These will form the parameters of your job alert. You must then enter your email address in the field provided, read and agree to the HFOJobs Terms of Use by clicking the checkbox and finally click on the orange “Create Job Alert button”. You will receive an email asking you to confirm your job alert. There is no limit to the number of job alerts you can create.

Example: A physician who specializes in Internal Medicine wants to create an alert for Full Time jobs in Windsor. That physician will select:

  • Internal medicine from the Specialty drop down menu,
  • Windsor from the Location drop down menu, and
  • Full Time from the Job Type drop down menu.

4. Can I share a job posting with a friend?

Using the buttons at the top right within the job posting, you can easily share via Twitter, Facebook, or Email.

5. How do I apply for a job?

HFOJobs does not accept applications through its website. If you are interested in applying to a specific job, click on the orange “Apply Now” button at the top left of the posting. Depending on what the employer has selected, you will either be directed to the job posting on an external website, or you will be provided with detailed application instructions.

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

Telephone: 416-862-2200 ext. 6
Toll-Free: 1-800-596-4046 ext. 6