International Applicants

Applying as an International or Out-of-Province Applicant

Alberta Health Services (AHS) welcomes international and out-of-province health care professionals to apply. Live, work, and play in our scenic province that offers one of the lowest costs of living in Canada and the most sunshine per year!

On this page, you will find links and information about the steps needed to work in Alberta, Canada. You will also find information about what certification requirements you need to work in a clinical practice.

Why Choose Alberta, Canada?

  • Alberta is one of Canada's most affordable provinces to live in. According to the Canadian Income Survey, families in Alberta earned an average income of $91,500 after tax, which is well above the national average of $72,500.
  • Alberta’s natural beauty, including vast forests, hundreds of lakes, and the Rocky Mountains all contribute to a desirable living environment and is a major reason why people move to and visit the province every year.
  • Alberta is considered the sunniest province in Canada! With open landscapes across the province filled with plains, valleys, and foothills, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun.
  • Alberta's overall cost of living including housing, entertainment, and taxes is one of the lowest in Canada, giving you more disposable income to enjoy. This is in addition to a low crime rate that makes its cities and towns a safe place to raise a family.

Visit the Government of Alberta's website for more information on Life in Alberta.

Immigrating/Relocating to Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides useful information regarding working and living in Canada. Including how to apply to be eligible to work in Canada, as well as, becoming a permanent resident of Canada. To start your search, visit the Citizenship and Immigration website under Immigrate to Canada.

For more information, check out the Government of Alberta's Welcome to Alberta: Information for Newcomers guide.

Alberta Professional License

If you are a healthcare professional wanting to work in our province, you need to be licensed or registered with the Alberta regulatory college or licensing body for your profession. A complete list of colleges and associations is available from Alberta Health.

Employment Opportunities

To apply for vacant positions, create your AHS career profile through our online Career Centre.

International Medical Graduates

AHS provides alternative job opportunities, as Clinical Assistants, for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are not able to obtain independent licensure and/or are unable to obtain a residency position. Learn more here.


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