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At Blanche River Health, we want to offer exciting environments for our physicians to provide the best possible care.

On this page, you will find information pertaining to:

  • Medical Leadership
  • Our communities
  • Current opportunities

Our Medical Affairs team is available to answer any questions you may have:

Jennifer Forrest
Physician Recruitment and Medical Affairs Coordinator
(705) 567-5251 ext. 2137

Kirkland Lake

Kirkland Lake is a town in the northern portion of the Timiskaming District in Northeastern Ontario. The population of Kirkland Lake is approximately 10,000 residents, with a catchment area of approximately 15,000 residents.

Kirkland Lake sits on the Mile of Gold! An old mining town, prospectors founded the town in 1919. Today, the area has multiple mines but is also a hub for outdoor activity. Come work in Kirkland Lake and take a day to go fishing, rent an ATV, go hunting, camping, hiking, swimming or simply take in the fresh air and beautiful lakes and scenery of the Canadian Shield.


Englehart is a town in the central portion of the Timiskaming District in Northeastern Ontario. The population of Englehart is approximately 1,500, with a surrounding catchement of approximately 2,500.  Kap-Kip-Iwan Provincial Park is located just off highway 11, 2 kilometers south of Englehart.   The park offers many trails for walking and bird watching as well as beautiful waterfalls.

Nearby attractions include Mount Cheminis, 500 metres above sea level on the border of Ontario and Quebec; Devil’s Rock, located in nearby Temiskaming Shores and a popular hiking destination with wonderful panoramic views of Lake Temiskaming; Esker Lakes Provincial Park, a family oriented park north of Kirkland Lake offering camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming.

Permanent Family Physicians


New graduates and residents are welcome to apply!


Family physicians in Kirkland Lake and Englehart have the opportunity to work between our hospital sites in our:

  • Emergency departments
  • Inpatient units
  • Intensive care unit

Community opportunities are available in:

  • Long term care
  • Teaching
  • Family practice


Incentive Package Available including:

  • Signing bonuses
  • Relocation Allowances
  • Accommodations for the first year
  • EAP program, ‘perks’ program
  • Physician leadership coaching
  • Membership to multicultural group
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Community eligible for Northern Rural Recruitment & Retention Incentive of up to $112,800 paid over four years
  • Community eligible for Community Assessment Visit Program


  • A commitment to wellness including work-life balance
  • A commitment to a diverse, supportive and equitable workplace
  • A commitment to a culture of safety and of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment



  • Licensed to practice as a Family Physician in Ontario and in good standing with the CPSO
  • Demonstrated ability to provide professional, caring approach with patients, public, department staff, fellow physicians, staff from other departments and other institutes and agencies.

Compensation will vary depending on roles and FFS billing

 Kirkland Lake - For more information regarding the town of Kirkland Lake please click on the link provided



Englehart – For more information regarding the town of Englehart please click on the link provided



Blanche River Health is in need of locums in various departments and specialties. Please send inquiries to email below.


Please submit your CV to our physician recruiter by emailing:


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