Family Physician - Emergency

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Are you ready for a bold adventure? Have you always wanted to practice in the North? Our enthusiastic physicians in our new state-of-the-art Stanton Territorial Hospital are looking for an Emergency Physician to join their team and provide outstanding care to the residents of the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.


Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city.

Home to the capital city of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is a captivating mix of city life and untamed wilderness. Fully stocked with the essential businesses and services of a southern city, Yellowknife is also home to a vibrant art community, world famous fish shacks, and our iconic houseboats of the Great Slave Lake.


About the Work

The successful incumbent will be working in the Stanton Territorial Hospital Emergency Department. The new hospital, which opened its doors in May 2019, boasts nearly twice the Emergency Department floor space of the old Stanton Hospital, reducing congestion and offering a more comfortable working environment.

Emergency Physicians have the opportunity to work exclusively in the ER, or combine their ER work with another service such as hospitalist or clinic practice. Emergency shifts are 8 hours for day and evenings, and 9 hours for nights.

Typically these positions require CCFP-EM certification, however, CCFP certified physicians with appropriate and recent Emergency experience will be evaluated and considered. ACLS and ATLS or evidence of equivalent training and skills are required and candidates must be eligible for licensure to practice in the Northwest Territories.


Remuneration Details

In addition to highly competitive one, two, and three-year salaried contracts; the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance, a Recruitment Bonus, an Annual Retention bonus, and Retirement Income Benefits of 15% of your salary annually.


What are the Benefits?

  • No overhead, practice management, or billing with salaried contract
  • Relocation assistance
  • Paid vacation days
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid maternal/parental leave benefits
  • CME support
  • Group Benefits including dental, extended health, life, AD&D, and disability


To find out more about the position, check out our Physicians Careers Job Board.


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Want to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like being an Emergency Physician in the Northwest Territories? Check out our profile on Dr. David Pontin, an Emergency Physician located in Yellowknife:


Interested in knowing a little more about practicing in the Northwest Territories? Please feel free to send us an email, or visit and for more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories.