Testimonials

Dr. Raymond Hegarty

During the one year which I acted as interim CoS at GASHA I had the great advantage of having Mr. Philpott (CanAm Recruiting) work with me in recruiting several physicians. He was quick to follow up on any potential candidates all of whom were well screened and so were of good calibre but, more importantly, steered them through the difficulties in dealing with Canadian immigration, manpower requirements and licensure. He made my job infinitely easier and it was a pleasure, at all times, to work with him. I can unreservedly recommend him.

Craig Karpilow MD

I have found CanAm Recruiting real experts in the field of matching good jobs with excellent candidates. John Philpott is a true professional. One will find he has a true interest in the client/candidate finding the appropriate match and all the accompanying contacts to make a smooth transition possible.

Firas Elias Douri, MD

I was recently referred to Mr. Phil Jost by a trusted physician colleague who highly recommended him as a knowledgeable professional capable of providing professional advice to help me find a successful career pathway to finally enter Canadian Family Medicine practice. Mr. Jost contacted me be telephone, carefully assessed my current career situation and was able to provide me with several options, both verbally and in writing, for me to follow to get my career back on track. Mr. Jost was indeed very professional, patient and knowledgeable and I found the information he provided to be very valuable when making my future career decisions. I truly wish I had contacted him before I left my home in Iraq to come to Canada, and I am sure I would have avoided many of the career obstacles that I have encountered since arriving in Canada in 2011. I highly recommend Mr. Jost’s counsel to any physician considering a move to Canada. Firas Elias Douri, MD

Tawfiq ZeidanSchwiri, MD, Cardiology

I met Phil Jost from CanAm Physician Recruiting during a Canada wide job search for a staff cardiologist position. An initial telephone conversation introduced us to a polite, well-mannered gentleman willing to help and guide me on our journey of securing a post as an International Medical Graduate (IMG). Phil proved to be anything but a typical recruitment consultant. He called, frequently followed up, and took the time to ask all the relevant questions in relation to our needs on both the professional and personal fronts. Phil’s skills and experience are exceptional, and he was very helpful in initially refining our job search by identifying the best and most appropriate hospitals, in the most suitable Canadian locations. His persistence, drive and dedication were remarkable, and of great help in emphasizing my unique skills and experience to his clients. His advice in preparing for the interview was also remarkable. He met me at the airport, and took care to discuss details of the position that ensured I was well prepared to perform in the interview. Once an offer for a job was made Phil contacted the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the province to ensure that my license to practice was issued on time.Phil guided us through the privilege documentation needed by the hospital and was accurate and precise in all details. After I started my new job, Phil again contacted us to ensure everything was to our satisfaction. Phil also organized for an immigration lawyer to arrange a work permit. He introduced us to realtors, mortgage brokers and other service providers required when you’re a foreign worker moving with a family. His guidance on the personal front was excellent. We bought a house in the suburb that was best for our family through a realtor he recommended, and with five months hindsight, it has proven an excellent choice. We couldn’t be happier. He remained in contact throughout our move. Recently we faced a new obstacle with our health insurance because of our status as foreign workers, and one call to Phil had it resolved within 24 hours (our health insurance was reinstated without a gap). During the time we have worked with Phil, he has always responded and returned our calls promptly, even while he was on vacation. His commitment, dedication and loyalty to his clients are exceptional. His knowledge of the Canadian Health Care System is extensive

Tatiana Slivko. MD, CCFP

It is my great pleasure to provide this professional reference for Mr. Phil Jost of CanAm Physician Recruiting. I can confidently say that if it were not for the extraordinary efforts of Phil, I and my family would never have even considered PEI as a career destination. Phil’s careful research of my specific professional and family needs, and his ability to find the ideal job match was exemplary. I contribute our family’s success to his sincerity, a sound knowledge of all aspects of the Canadian healthcare system, boundless energy, a seemingly endless network of colleagues that enable him to find a solution for almost any problem, and a willingness to adapt to our needs â no matter what time of the day. Through his efforts our immigration, licensing, contract negotiations, legal advice, banking, and real estate needs were all resolved efficiently and effectively. He also proved that he can go the extra, extra mile by ensuring that my son was able to apply and get accepted to the business program at the provincial college, and even arranging for a snow plow to clear my driveway during an early snowstorm. If you are considering a medical career in Canada, and simply want the very best – someone who is a true professional with integrity, energy, intelligence, has an in-depth knowledge of the industry, and is an expert solutions provider, it is without any hesitation that I recommend that you contact Phil Jost and the CanAm team.

Leszek Swica MD, FRCPSC

My name is Leszek Swica, I am Canadian trained and Royal College certified anesthesiologist. Following completion of my residency training at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia I worked for 13 years at the Aberdeen Regional Hospital in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In November 2011 administration cancelled the local anesthesia contract agreement and I decided to look for another place of employment. Following recommendation of my anesthesia colleague I contacted Mr. John Philpott from CanAm Physician Recruiting. In his recruitment effort Mr. Philpott was looking for the place that would match my training, work experience, carrier goals and would also give me financial stability. He identified a vacant position at the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current, Saskatchewan which was not advertised in medical journals or recruitment web sites. Mr. Philpott was very efficient in his search and brought to my attention the fact that there was another strong candidate looking seriously at this place. Following his advice I went ASAP for the site visit in Swift Current. I received the job offer and I signed my present contract agreement at the time of that site visit in March 2012. Thanks to Mr. Philpott I found a great place to work and live. The Cypress Regional Hospital has a very professional work environment and friendly relations between OR staff and members of other departments. Physicians are very well looks after and enjoy good working relations with the local administration. The Cypress Health Region has the Family Medicine training programme affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. As a preceptor of the residents having anesthesia rotations I was appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. I find my teaching activities to be very exciting, professionally stimulating and refreshing. Town of Swift Current has a population size, life style and all amenities very similar to Pictou County in Nova Scotia where I lived and worked until April 2012. Province of Saskatchewan has a strong and booming economy. Saskatchewan Medical Association enjoys very good working contacts with the provincial government and is able to negotiate good working conditions and competitive income for its members. It is my great pleasure to write about this positive experience and I can highly and without hesitation recommend Mr. John Phipott and CanAm Physician Recruiting. He is very professional and honest. He is also very efficient and his recruitment objectives are

Peter Stubbs MD, D.A.B.A

Throughout the process of returning to Ontario to practice medicine Hedi Cameron of CanAm Physician Recruiting was without a doubt the most professional, knowledgeable and compassionate person I have ever worked with. Hedi was available to offer insight, guidance and determination to succeed at every step. I can honestly say I would not have been successful if not for the hard work and skill Hedi demonstrated for myself and my family from the moment we were introduced. Thank you Hedi and CanAm for all your hard work, you have made a difference in my life and I will forever be in your debt. Peter

Tharsan Sivakumar, MD, MPH

Phil Jost – Having recently graduated from post-graduate residency and fellowship training in the United States, I was not looking forward to the arduous task of applying for medical licensure nor the challenging necessity of seeking employment in my specialty in Canada. I initially pursued these endeavours independently but soon became frustrated with the number of administrative and other hurdles I faced. When I contacted CanAm Physician Recruiting, I was pleasantly surprised with the promptness of their response (I received a phone call the same day), and with the eagerness of the staff to assist me. The advisor with whom I spoke referred me to you (Phil Jost) stating your expertise in obtaining positions in New Brunswick and surrounding areas. I wished to express my heartfelt gratitude for your assistance with both finding an ideal position for me , as well as your advice and help in procuring my New Brunswick medical license. In these regards, I found you to be attentive to my particular needs and extremely resourceful as well. I also believe you went beyond the call of duty to ensure my smooth transition to licensure, as well as in assisting me find an ideal practice setting within one day of my initial contact with you. Thank you again for your help, and please note that in addition to using your services in the future as needed, I will highly recommend you personally as well as CanAm Physician Recruiting to colleagues seeking practice opportunities in Canada.

Mohamed Ravalia MD CCFP FCFP

John Philpott has provided an excellent service to my Institution in Rural Newfoundland with respect to the recruitment of Family Physicians/Specialists. John has an intimate appreciation of the Licensing Requirements, Immigration Protocols and local site nuances and he applies this knowledge to ensure an excellent Physician compatibility as well as judicious and well thought out support and back up plans. I would strongly recommend CanAm for all your Physician needs and would be happy to hear from you should any questions arise.ravalia@personainternet.com

Eastern Health, NL

Eastern Health has been working with CanAm Physician Recruiting Inc. for 16 years. CanAm staff are knowledgeable about the licensure requirements for NL, immigration requirements, and the challenges potential candidates may face when moving to rural hospitals. Candidates identified are fully researched and vetted to ensure adherence to requirements of positions. All interactions are conducted professionally and in a timely manner.  

Dr. jala

From the moment I contacted Canam I received expert, knowledgeable advice and ongoing professional, proactive support that resulted in a smooth transition to my new physician practice in Newfoundland. The guidance I received from CanAm got results in a much shorter time, and with fewer of the worry and hassles experienced by many of my colleagues who didn’t have the CanAm advantage. I am very happy with my choice of CanAm and highly recommend their services to any physician seeking the opportunity to work in Canada.

Obioma Ozumba

The Canam team seems to have a very good grasp of what it takes to get IMGs practising in Canada. The staff are hands on and are well placed to advise on steps required to eliminate any deficits capable of making it difficult to get employment as a physician in Canada. The assessment fee is well worth it.

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