Family Medicine


Masset is situated along the shoreline of Masset Sound on Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, and is the largest village on the island. Major industries are logging, fishing and tourism. Masset provides services for a larger rural area with a population of 1,000 local residents and services a surrounding area of 2,300 including Tow Hill (unincorporated) and Old Masset (IR). Incorporated in 1961, the Village of Masset (pop. 1,000) is the oldest of the islands municipalities. The community has one elementary school and one secondary school.

Practice Details:

Northern Health is seeking a Family Physicians for Masset on beautiful Haida Gwaii! The selected candidate can select the FTE that suits their lifestyle best.

Along with clinic work, family physicians work in the Emergency room and cover Hospital in-patients. Call is 24 hours, with the following morning allocated to walk-in appointments and the afternoon off for post call. Weekend call is from Saturday morning to Monday morning with the rest of Monday booked off. The ER is low volume but frequently challenging given the remote location.

  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: No Details
On call requirements: 1:4

Estimated Gross Income

$485468 per 1.0 FTE

RSA Incentives

Recruitment Incentive: $20,000
Relocation Assistance: $9000-15,000
Retention Premium: 30%
Retention Flat Fee: $52,318.28

Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre:

Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre provides medical service to Old Masset, Port Clements and surrounding areas. The hospital and health centre has 4 Acute Care beds, 1 Palliative Care bed, 4 Long-term Care beds and a 4 unit assisted living complex. Some services provided at the hospital:
• Emergency
• Laboratory
• Diagnostic Imaging
• Pharmacy
• Chronic Disease Management
• Physiotherapy
• Speech and Language therapy
• Mental Health and Substance Use service
• Home and Community Care and Home Support services
• Visiting specialists in Pediatrics, Orthopaedics, ENT, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Respirology, Rheumatology, Urology and Ophthalmology

Video conferencing capabilities with specialists or physicians
in other areas Public Health provides many services to the community. Some of these services include:
• Harm reduction services
• TB testing
• Prenatal services with pregnancy registry
• Kindergarten screening and school immunizations
• Birth control, pap tests, STI testing

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