Capacity and Health Workforce Planning Branch

Physician Assistant Career Start Program

2020 Physician Assistant Career Start Program Update

The application window for employers to apply for the 2020 Physician Assistant Career Start Program is now open.

Please be advised that the eligible PA graduates from Ontario’s two PA education programs at McMaster University and the University of Toronto Consortium will be able to participate in the 2020 PA Career Start Program.

Employers should be aware that the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACCC) has made the decision to postpone the fall 2020 PA Certification Exam to January 2021 (subject to change). All students will be contacted directly by their education programs when online exam registration opens.

The Physician Assistant Career Start Program helps this year’s graduates from Ontario’s Physician Assistant programs at McMaster University and the University of Toronto find positions in the province’s health care system so they can help care for patients.

The program provides grants to employers who are committed to integrating and financially supporting Physician Assistants within their organizations on a long-term basis. The program matches recent Physician Assistant graduates to these employers. Employment settings are various and include, but are not limited to, emergency departments, primary care and internal medicine.

Physician Assistant students should stay in contact with their program leads for information on status and next steps associated with the 2020 program. They may also contact the ministry.

2020 Physician Assistant Career Start Program Documentation:

2020 Eligible Job Ads - available October 2020

Late forms will not be considered.

Learn more about Physician Assistant Resources.

For More Information

Call ServiceOntario, Infoline at :
1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
In Toronto, 416-314-5518
TTY 1-800-387-5559.
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm

 

Health Workforce Planning Branch
56 Wellesley Street West,
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Toronto ON M5S 2S3

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