Update to phone lines at our Birchmount and General Hospitals: If calling through Birchmount main line (416-495-2400), add “7” when dialing an extension. If calling through General main line (416-438-2911), add “8” when dialing an extension.


Scarborough Health Network — where the WORLD comes to work

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Careers at SHN

Our SHN careers portal (for job postings) is now live!

As of July 1, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our new portal. Ready to embark on your journey with us? We invite you to explore the exciting opportunities and apply online today. View Career Opportunities.

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At Scarborough Health Network (SHN), we are proud to be an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace, where everyone feels valued, respected, supported, and a rich sense of belonging. Our people come from all over the world and bring their diverse perspectives to the compassionate and innovative care we provide to the people of Scarborough.

As an affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto, SHN offers an exciting workplace and culture to build your career. We are advancing quality patient care, furthering health equity and inclusion, supporting staff wellness, growing research and education, and finding new ways to work more closely with our partners and community.

Start your journey – apply today!

Other ways to join SHN

Sharing our Journeys

At Scarborough Health Network, we believe that our unique strengths as an individual enhance the world-class care we provide to our patients within a welcoming environment. Just like the vibrant community we serve, our people represent cultures, ethnicities, genders, faiths, life experiences, and identities from all over the world, making SHN truly a special place Where the World Comes to Work. We are proud to share these stories with the world, and invite you to find out where your journey is leading you.

“My lead vest takes me back to nursing in Manila. I bring my expertise to work.”

“From teaching our nurses best practices to speaking about my tamil heritage – I share my voice at work.”

“When I train leaders on health equity, we bring diversity of ideas to the table. I advocate for change at work.”

“Coming together to connect with people. That’s how I start my day. I build relationships at work.”

“I love telling my team what I really think at huddles. I bring my ideas to work.”

Perks at SHN

Why Choose SHN?

Our hospital provides a unique environment to enhance your career, share your expertise or further your knowledge through our range of clinical programs, support services and volunteer opportunities. SHN is always looking for skilled, compassionate and committed individuals to join its dynamic team in providing excellent patient and family centred care. If you are looking for a challenging, yet highly rewarding experience in a positive, energetic and community-based workplace, we want to hear from you.

Education and Career Development

SHN strives to provide staff with the opportunity to advance in their professional careers. We are committed to implementing continual growth and development, and offer staff education on clinical and hospital-specific practices, as well as opportunities for management and leadership training.

Learn more below about our continuing education and professional development opportunities.

The Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG) program is designed to support Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who are within 12 months of registering with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) by providing them with a full-time employment opportunity.

The NGG program uses the NGG online portal to link new nurses and employers. Funding is provided to support transition into practice opportunities for new nurses that lead to full-time employment or the equivalent of full-time hours.

The ministry will provide 20 weeks of funding for each new nurse approved to participate in the NGG program. This will include 12 weeks of funding for the nurse’s transition into practice period and 8 weeks of funding to reinvest in existing frontline nurses and their professional development.

Visit the Ministry of Health website for more information

SHN’s EnRoute program provides RN candidates a chance to receive:

  • An in-house program Certificate,
  • Financial support in tuition costs, and staff participating in the program will be compensated hourly
  • A permanent position in the department for successful candidates.

SHN will announce application instructions online.

The Critical Care Sponsorship Program at SHN pays staff to be trained to work in the ICU. The combination of theory and placement hours enable staff to practice safely and confidently.


At SHN, we offer competitive, equitable salaries, allowing us to recruit and retain the most qualified employees in the health-care sector. We also provide a comprehensive benefit package, which may vary on collective agreements and employment status. Some of the features include vacation and medical benefits, employee assistance programs, maternity and parental leave, tuition assistance, life insurance and Hospital of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

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Employee Discount and Incentive Programs

SHN’s employees have access to discount, reward and benefits programs with exclusive pricing to movies, theatre, sports, attractions, travel, hotels…and much more!


We promote a healthy work-life balance and encourage our staff to make health, fitness, and wellbeing a priority. Some of the ways we do this is through healthy workplace seminars, safety programs, fitness opportunities, wellness programs and disease prevention initiatives. The comprehensive offerings include:

  • On-site wellness rounding
  • Employee Assistance Program (free 24/7 access to confidential counselling, consultations, community referrals and resources)
  • Mental health training and resiliency (e.g. Stress Reduction, Resiliency and Coping seminars)
  • Healthy cafeteria options
  • Wellness workshops covering a variety a health-related topics
  • Contests and challenges (e.g. Step Challenge, Ticket giveaways, etc.)
Life at SHN

SHN embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please disclose when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Who we are

At SHN, we continually strive to be among the best places to work and receive care. In 2018, when we officially became Scarborough Health Network, we launched our first-ever Strategic Plan that drives how we are building our workforce and cultivating our culture.

Our Vision

Canada’s leading community teaching health network – transforming your health experience

Our Mission

Improving lives through exceptional care

Our Values

In all our interactions we will be:

We show empathy for our patients, families, and each other. We listen openly and speak respectfully. We provide a compassionate and safe care experience every day.

We are inspired by the diversity of our community. We make everyone feel welcome, respected, supported, valued and able to fully participate.

We inspire each other to act boldly, to make a difference. We advocate for each other and the needs of our community. We work together to overcome challenges. We take accountability for our actions.

We demonstrate excellence by embracing new ways of thinking, acting, leading, and teaching.

Our People

At SHN, we’re striving to build a culture that empowers and inspires. This means everyone feels welcomed, respected, supported and valued and able to fully participate in the workplace. We are doing this through creating awareness, providing education resources, and empowering staff-led communities of inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion

We value and respect the richness of diversity of the communities we serve, and we are dedicated to cultivating a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment free from discrimination and oppression for everyone who enters through our doors.

The Diversity and Inclusion team actively strives to create an equitable environment where people’s diverse identities and perspectives are valued and included. We strive to create an environment where staff feel dignified, engaged, and empowered to deliver compassionate care for all. SHN recognizes its people are best positioned to do this by increasing their skills, confidence, and capabilities through a range of human rights and inclusion training and programs, events, and projects.

Life in Scarborough

Scarborough is a vibrant and unique community, where the possibilities and potential are endless. Our health network team is proud to care for people in our community like you and your family – because we are part of this community, too. Like the patients, families, and visitors that come through our doors every day, we live, work, and thrive in Scarborough. And we are here to support you though challenges, celebrate your successes, and care for you when you need it most. We believe strongly that, in Scarborough, the incredible is possible. From health care to arts, sports, culture, food, business, and design, we celebrate excellence here whenever we can.