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Health Canada Locations and Job Opportunities by Region

Health Canada has labs and offices across the country. Scroll over each region to find out more about the locations and job opportunities within each region.

Northern Region British Columbia Region Alberta Region Manatoba and Saskatchewan Region Ontario Region Quebec Region Atlantic Region National Capital Region northern British Columbia Alberta Manitoba Ontario Quebec Atlantic Capital "

Atlantic Region

Over 300 employees in the Atlantic Region carry out Health Canada's mandate.  

Staff include:

  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Scientists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Dental Therapists
  • Program Consultants
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Products Safety Inspectors
  • Specialists in Corporate Services, including Finance, Administration, Information Management, Policy, Planning, Communications, and Human Resources.

The Atlantic region includes the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The region has offices in Halifax, Fredericton, Moncton, Charlottetown, St. John's, and Happy Valley - Goose Bay.

Québec Region

Over 500 employees in the Québec Region carry out Health Canada's mandate.  

Staff include:

  • Chemists
  • Biologists 
  • Inspectors (for such things as product safety, health products such as drugs and medical devices, tobacco and pesticides)
  • Program advisors
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Microbiologists
  • Policy analysts
  • Communications advisors
  • Human resources advisors

The region has offices in Montréal, Longueuil and Québec. We conduct analysis and research activities in our laboratory building in Longueuil.

National Capital Region

Over 7000 employees in the National Capital Region carry out Health Canada's mandate.

Staff include:

  • Scientists
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Product safety inspectors
  • Program and policy analysts.
  • Specialists in Corporate Services including Finance, Administration, Information Technology, Planning, Communications, and Human Resources.

The National Capital Region is comprised of the neighbouring cities of Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Québec, as well as their surrounding areas.

Ontario Region

Over 700 employees in the Ontario Region carry out Health Canada's mandate.

Staff include:

  • Scientists
  • Laboratory analysts
  • Occupational health physicians
  • Administrators
  • Community health and primary care nurses
  • Product safety inspectors
  • Environmental health officers
  • Program consultants.

Work sites include a food laboratory, a pharmaceutical-testing laboratory and a drug analysis laboratory in Toronto (Scarborough). The Ontario region also has nursing and community health stations in First Nations communities - some in rural or remote areas. In addition, the region has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Guelph, Kingston, Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay.

Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region

Over 1100 employees in the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region carry out Health Canada's mandate.

Staff include:

  • Scientists
  • Laboratory technologists
  • Community health nurses
  • Product safety inspectors
  • Environmental health officers
  • Program delivery specialists
  • Personnel that support the region's business in areas such as human resources and finance.

Work sites include nursing stations and community health centres in First Nations communities, a drug analysis laboratory, a food laboratory and two hospitals. In addition, the region has offices in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Fort Qu'Appelle.

Alberta Region

Over 600 employees in the Alberta Region carry out Health Canada's mandate.

Staff include:

  • Physicians
  • Epidemiologists
  • Community health nurses
  • Product safety inspectors
  • Tobacco enforcement officers
  • Environmental health officers
  • Program consultants.

Work sites include nursing and community health stations in the First Nations communities. In addition, the region has offices in Edmonton and Calgary.

British Columbia Region

Over 500 employees in the British Columbia Region carry out Health Canada's mandate.

Staff include:

  • Scientists
  • Laboratory technologists
  • Community health nurses
  • Product safety inspectors
  • Environmental health officers
  • Program consultants

Work sites include a drug analysis laboratory in Burnaby, and nursing and community health stations in the First Nations communities and some remote rural areas. In addition, the region has offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George, Kelowna and Kamloops.

Northern Region

Over 80 employees in the Northern Region carry out Health Canada's mandate.

Staff include:

  • Program consultants
  • Policy advisors
  • Program analysts and evaluators
  • Communications advisors
  • Financial and corporate service specialists

With offices located in Ottawa and Whitehorse, the Northern Region serves as Health Canada's connection to the department's initiatives and activities in Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.