Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat


293 km from Calgary

Key Industries

Farming, ranching, manufacturing and natural gas


Approximately 63,000 residents


Kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary

Did you know Medicine Hat is one of Canada’s sunniest cities? This southern Alberta community receives over 2,512 hours of sunshine every year – great news for gardeners, golfers, and outdoor enthusiasts. An all-year playground, Medicine Hat boasts seven golf courses, over 90 kilometers of paved recreational trails, 100 parks, four water play parks, and the 20-story high Saamis Teepee – the largest tepee in the world.

Medicine Hat is Alberta’s sixth largest city and offers an excellent quality of life that includes big-city amenities without big-city costs. Residents enjoy plenty of choice in goods, services, and activities within 10 or 15 minutes of most residential neighborhoods. The surrounding communities of Desert Blume, Redcliff, Bow Island, Irvine and Seven Persons are all within a 25 minute drive to the city, offering a rural or small-town lifestyle with easy access to Medicine Hat for work or play.

This vibrant community is closely tied to its rich history that dates back to before Europeans arrived in what is now Alberta. Discover the largest concentration of First Nations rock carvings and paintings on the Great Plains at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, take in the natural beauty of Dinosaur Provincial Park, Red Rock Coulee, or Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, or visit the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology.

Explore cultural and historical attractions, festivals and events for various age groups and interests. Whether you enroll your child in art classes at the Esplanade, listen to a drop-in lecture at Medicine Hat College, or take in a musical performance at the Cultural Centre, there’s ample choice for things to do.

To learn more about this vibrant community, visit the City of Medicine Hat or the Medicine Hat Tourism website.


The Medicine Hat Regional Hospital was Alberta’s first civilian hospital. Opened in 1890, the hospital has grown and expanded over the years to keep pace with the city’s growing population and technological advances. Current renovations are under way to expand the emergency, surgical, physiotherapy and diagnostic imaging departments providing patients with improved access to specialized care. In addition, AHS provides community mental health services with a new 18-bed treatment centre opening to assist those struggling with addiction issues.

You will find plenty of exciting career opportunities here. Professionally, you will be able to challenge and immerse yourself in an environment that is vibrant and always surprising. With excellent wages and benefits as well as flexible hours, working at AHS will enable a better quality of life not only for you but family too. AHS offers employees a competitive rate of pay, a comprehensive benefits package to enhance the health and well-being of our employees and their families.

People working for AHS enjoy a strong sense of community, getting to know their colleagues, their patients and their families. We strive to provide high quality care that sees patients and families as integral members of the health care team, and encourage their active participation in all aspects of their care.

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