We are the national professional association that oversees the medical education of specialists in Canada. Our vision is to be the global leader in specialty medical education and care. Our members are specialist physicians and surgeons who mostly practise in Canada.

People are our most important asset. We take great care to attract individuals who personify our corporate values of accountability, integrity, respect and collaboration. We work hard, but we also like to have fun! Summer picnics, pizza lunches and an end-of-year annual holiday celebration are all part of our corporate culture.

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Yoga, meditation sessions and free flu-shot clinics are just some of the ways we look after our employees!

Our work culture includes summer barbecues, hot chocolate afternoons and a Halloween lunch!

We administer 69 specialty and subspecialty exams per year.

We set the standards for approximately 70 disciplines of medicine and surgery and more than 25 areas of focused competence.

Employee benefits

  • A comprehensive benefits package: prescription drug coverage, vision, extended health and dental insurance, life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability, pension plan and access to our employee and family assistance plan
  • Work-life balance: Family/personal days, paid time off at the end of December
  • Alternate work arrangements, including flexible hours, telework and compressed weeks
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Great location: Steps from the Rideau Canal, independent coffee shops and Lansdowne Park
  • Wonderful facilities: Free coffee, showers onsite, summertime picnic areas – and more!

I love working at the Royal College. My suggestions are valued and considered, and I’m given the opportunity to experiment with new tools and technology.

— Sartaj Gill, technical business analyst

The many years that I’ve worked here have been the most rewarding and the best learning experiences of my career. I’m grateful to have worked with many professional and highly motivated people.

— Maria Persic, exam facilitator, Exams Unit

The Royal College does worthwhile work to improve the health care of all Canadians and I am proud to tell people I work here.

— Melva Andrews, administrative coordinator