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Old Mar 13th 2013, 10:10 pm
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Only catch is, you need to be a GP willing to work in rural(ish) BC for a minimum of 3 years.
The B.C. Medical Association and the provincial government are teaming up to offer a big carrot to doctors to get them to practice in several rural areas.

Family doctors and specialists who commit to three years in one of 17 designated communities will get a special payment of $100,000.

The communities are Bella Coola, Burns Lake, Chetwynd, Clearwater, Cranbrook, Galiano Island, Hazelton, Kitimat, Nakusp, Pemberton, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Princeton, Quesnel, Terrace, Tofino and Tumbler Ridge.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle9731514/
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by cjones View Post
Only catch is, you need to be a GP willing to work in rural(ish) BC for a minimum of 3 years.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle9731514/
Is that tax free?
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by cjones View Post
Only catch is, you need to be a GP willing to work in rural(ish) BC for a minimum of 3 years.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle9731514/
I wonder how long the offer is open for? Our eldest son is training to be a GP but still has a few years to go so hopefully these incentives are still around then.
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Originally Posted by jossie View Post
I wonder how long the offer is open for? Our eldest son is training to be a GP but still has a few years to go so hopefully these incentives are still around then.
Hopefully not - those communities need doctors now, not in several years. Tofino's hardly a bad place to have to commit to 3 years.
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 6:39 am
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Somewhat confusingly, we live near one of the towns listed above and actually had a choice of GPs when we arrived, unlike when we lived in Edmonton and had to wait 2 years to get one?
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by R I C H View Post
Hopefully not - those communities need doctors now, not in several years. Tofino's hardly a bad place to have to commit to 3 years.
Yeah, Nakusp is pretty nice too. I was surprised at some of the places on the list.
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I think they should be due me 100k for having to work in Nova Scotia
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Makes me think of Northern Exposure great tv!
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anything for dentists?
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They're always trying to lure people out into the rural areas to improve the quality of life there. Another program I heard about was that you can also get loans of up to $150,000 if you start a business in a rural community (from community futures bc).
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They're always trying to lure people out into the rural areas to improve the quality of life there. Another program I heard about was that you can also get loans of up to $150,000 if you start a business in a rural community (from community futures bc).
Big difference between a $150,000 loan (ie repayable, millstone round your neck) and a $100,00 sweetener (ie not repayable, spend spend spend).......

I know which I would be wanting.......
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