Each year, Volunteer Services receives many volunteer applications from internationally trained professionals. Please note that while we are pleased to accept your application, volunteers at North York General Hospital are not permitted to take on any tasks or responsibilities that fall outside the scope of the volunteer role.
Any tasks or responsibilities that can only legally be performed by a member of a licensed or regulated profession (physician, pharmacist, physiotherapist, laboratory technician, etc.) are not included in any volunteer role descriptions. Volunteering will not allow you the opportunity to practise or develop your clinical or technical skills, nor are our volunteer roles designed to be professional internship opportunities. Also, for reasons of patient privacy, North York General Hospital does not permit volunteers to shadow physicians or other health care professionals.
If you are an internationally trained professional and you are looking for information on the regulatory colleges, education and assessment programs, entry to practice requirements or information on internships and mentorships, visit:
Global Experience Ontario, Government of Ontario
Health Force Ontario, Ministry of Health
Care4Nurses (nursing professionals)
Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, City of Toronto