Offering a great opportunity to explore the world, locum tenens physician jobs can be a rejuvenating breath of fresh air for your medical career. You can find locum positions in exciting cities across the nation or abroad. Stateside locum assignments last from a few weeks to several years, while international ones last a minimum of nine to 12 months. Many physicians are drawn to international positions because of the unmatched opportunity to travel and discover the world while maintaining a successful career. Considering the vastness of its travel opportunities, Canada is one of the most rewarding locations for a locum tenens assignment.
As a Canadian locum tenens you are placed in a country with access to the majestic tree-lined west coast, the grand Rocky Mountains, endless golden rolling fields, and the rugged and historical shoreline of the east coast. Whether your interests lie in city life, rugged nature, or quaint, small-town farmland, you’re sure to find an environment that interests you.
During your free time as a Canadian locum be sure to take part in all of the coastal attractions. Visit the Pacific or Atlantic coasts to catch a glimpse of whales, dolphins and other marine life. A common attraction on the east coast is old-world Nova Scotia. Experience the enchantment of Nova Scotia’s fishing villages, marked by picturesque lighthouses.
While touring this beautiful country, visit Niagara Falls. This site offers more than just a view of the fascinating cascade of water. Smell the flowers at Niagara’s Botanical Gardens or play a round of golf at one of their award-winning golf courses. Spend your evening in the Fallsview Casino and then finish your night off with a view of the illuminated waterfalls from the Skylon Tower.
Using your locum vacation days you can partake of a short two-day trip on the Rocky Mountaineer. This trip is a guided train ride set at a relaxed pace-allowing passengers to see some of the world’s most charming scenery. This may be the very best way to see bears, mountain goats, wolves, elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and coyotes in their natural habitat.
Sometime during your time as a locum physician in Canada, be sure to stay up and watch the spectacular Northern Lights. The farther north you travel, the more vibrant these shimmering colors will appear.
While you’re up north, spot a polar bear in Canada’s province of Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world. The best time to see these large mammals is September. While in Manitoba, also take time to see the beluga whales. This province has one of the world’s largest natural beluga whale populations.
Apart from the irresistible sightseeing and touring opportunities, Canadian locum tenens can benefit from working with doctors from around the world. While searching for a new assignment, be sure to connect with a helpful recruitment agency that is willing to do all they can to make your transition smooth. As you are deciding which locum assignment best fits your needs, be sure to consider Canada.