In the nursing homes, MSF teams offer training and support to staff, who have been working day and night for weeks to protect their guests from Coronavirus. The training focuses on the prevention and control measures of Covid19 spread with particular reference to individual protection devices.

Work in Canada 

We strive to embody our core values of humanity, inclusion and results and are proud to offer a caring and collaborative work environment. 

Through an engaged, supportive network of tens of thousands – employees, association members, donors, activists and influencers— Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada is a vital and active part of MSF’s global movement, keeping the people we assist at the heart of everything we do. We hope to inspire motivated professionals to join us and foster a culture that promotes close, productive and long-lasting work relationships.

Employees in Canada are a vital link between our network of supporters, humanitarians, and medical professionals here and MSF’s work to bring critical medical assistance to people around the world.

Employees diaries

Hear from different employees who share their personal experiences of working at MSF.

Why MSF?

Conversation between MSF staff members. Monique Nagelkerke – emergency coordinator (left), Linda Buijze, medical team lead and nurse (middle) and Jip Vinck, allround logistician (right).

We aim for equity. MSF is striving to remove barriers in all our work environments. We welcome applications from individuals with unique experiences of intersectional oppression on the basis of social markers such as ethno-racial identity, age, sexuality, gender identity, education, socio-economic status or place of origin.

An MSF worker stands by a barbed wire fence during a medical consultation of the MSF mobile clinic in Horgos 2 border crossing area in Serbia. MSF is present in Serbia since 2014 providing medical care to migrants in transit through the Balkan route. In 2022 MSF is operational in informal settlements at the Serbian-Hungarian and Serbian-Romanian borders, with two mobile clinics providing primary health care, psycho-social support and health promotion activities.

Everyone has a voice. We are communicative and reflective. A range of formal and informal feedback channels invite employees to tell us what is important to them. We continually take that information to make changes and co-create an organization where people can be themselves and do their best work.

Commémoration un mois après l’attaque de l’hôpital MSF à Kunduz, Foto Lex Kleren

Health is important. As a medically focused organization, we are particularly thoughtful about supporting health and well-being. We do this through flexible work schedules, coaching and extended health benefits. We offer comfortable physical work spaces with natural light, sit-stand desks, onsite bike storage, showers and wellness rooms.

Recruitment process

Applying for a position at one of the MSF offices in Canada involves several selection stages, including a preliminary interview, a written assessment and a panel interview by video. This process may take four to eight weeks. Stages specific to each position are communicated to shortlisted applicants.

Accessibility

During the recruitment process, when job applicants are individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, they are notified that accommodations are available upon request. If a selected applicant requests accommodation, MSF will consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for suitable accommodation, considering the individual’s needs. MSF will notify successful applicants of its policies for accommodating employees with disabilities when making offers of employment.

Demographic data

Responses to demographic questions are voluntary and are not associated with individual applications – they have no impact in any way in hiring decisions. The data collected is used in aggregate only to help us identify areas of improvement in our recruitment process.

Benefits

MSF Canada benefits packages include access to:

  • a health spending account
  • group insurance
  • RRSP contributions – based on employment status
  • short- and long-term -term disability
  • starting four weeks vacation per year
  • flexible work hours
  • relocation packages (based on eligibility)
  • a professional development budget
  • an employee assistance program

… as well as a positive and innovative office culture grounded in our core values of humanity, integrity and results. We also offer comfortable physical workspaces with natural light, sit-stand desks, onsite bike storage, showers and wellness rooms.

Current opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following roles. If you don’t find anything that suits you, come back to this page in future. We regularly post new career opportunities in Canada.

Accounting Manager

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto
  • Department: Finance and Administration / Finance et administration

Donor Engagement Officer, Major Gifts (Central Canada)

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Headquarters
  • Department: Fundraising / Collecte de fonds

Fundraising Content Officer (contract)

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto
  • Department: Fundraising / Collecte de fonds

Technical Support Specialist (Telemedicine)

  • Location: Canada Headquarters
  • Department: Telemedicine / télémédecine

TIC Secretariat and Transformation Senior Manager

  • Location: International Headquarters
  • Department: Transformational Investment Capacity (TIC) / Fonds pour investissements transformateurs (FIT)

Location: Canada

No. of vacancies: 3

MORE INFORMATION

On 31st May and 1st June 2024 MSF Canada will be holding its Annual General Assembly (AGA). A part of these proceedings will include the election of new board members by association members in good standing. As such, we are seeking to fill three (3) current vacancies. All the positions have 3 years’ terms ending in June 2026.  

  • Two (2) positions are reserved for a medical profile* 
  • One (1) position for medical or non-medical profiles.  

*Medical profile:  

As per Art 31.15 of the MSF International Statutes, ‘medical background’ means all professions that have, during initial training and later practice, a practitioner-patient relationship.  

As per the MSF-C by-laws, ‘medical background’ means an individual that has practiced in one (1) or more professions that have, during initial training and later practice, a practitioner-patient relationship.  

Skills Sought 

The Nominations Committee is seeking motivated, collaborative individuals who are committed to safeguarding and advancing the interests of MSF Canada. 

Individuals with skills in finance, legal, fundraising, human resources, communications, governance and Diversity Equity and Inclusion leadership, as well as bilingual (Eng/Fr) candidates, are strongly encouraged to apply.  

We particularly welcome applications from candidates who can represent the communities we work with and seek to assist, or with demonstrated experience and proficiency in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). 

APPLY NOW

If you are interested in applying to be a Board Member, please reach out to Kate.Badana@toronto.msf.org. Additionally, for more information, visit the Board of Directors page on the Association Website here.

Internships

Looking for other ways to join MSF Canada? We regularly post internship opportunities located in our Montreal and Toronto offices (and occasionally remotely). See below.


External Referral Network

As part of MSF Canada’s ongoing commitment to staff health, the Psychosocial Care Unit (PSCU) maintains an active External Referral Network of registered mental healthcare professionals across Canada. Members of this network provide psychological support to field and HQ staff upon request. These clinicians understand the realities of field work and the contexts in which MSF works.

If you are a registered mental health professional and interested in learning more about being part of the network, please reach out to the Psychosocial Care Unit at PSCU.Canada@Toronto.msf.org.