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.

Job Search

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)
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Physician Assistants (from accredited Physician Assistant programs)
  • Physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapist Assistants
  • 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.

Enter part or all of an organization to Search by Employer 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.

Northern Specialist Locum Programs (NSLP) and Rural Family Medicine Locum Program (RFMLP) refer to locum reimbursement programs administered by 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.

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.

Other Resources

What is HealthForceOntario?

HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency (HFO MRA) 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 HealthForceOntario.

What if I have more questions?

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