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Waterloo Region

Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Waterloo Region is comprised of three cities and four townships. The three cities - Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo are all unique with diverse communities, and lots of exciting things to do and see.

The region has strong public transit, fantastic educational opportunities at every level, and great community supports.


Waterloo Region has two globally recognized universities, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. There is also Conestoga College, a top Canadian College which offers a diverse range of programs and educational opportunities.

There is also a strong Public and Catholic school system for elementary and secondary schools, and a French language school.

There is a diverse culture in our region with people from all ethnicities coming together to create a strong community. There are organizations to support members of various groups and create a welcoming environment for new community members.

Waterloo Region Immigration Centre, the YMCA and YWCA, and the regional and municipal governments are able to provide support and assistance as needed.

Home to the second largest Oktoberfest in the world, the region has a number of exciting festivals and cultural events to participate in year-round. There are museums and galleries to explore local history and beyond.

One exciting part of living in Waterloo Region is that no matter where you are, you have easy access to small town life, busy city centres, and natural wonders. Hiking trails abound, as well as rivers to kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Fantastic golf courses, ice rinks and recreation facilities are available. Local farmers markets, along with the large St. Jacobs market are available for exploring.

Healthcare in Waterloo Region


About the hospital:

The newly revitalized Cambridge Memorial Hospital is unique. It is a building that is inspired by our history, our geography, and our people. It clearly states our commitment to building a strong and healthy community for generations to come. 

What makes CMH unique?

Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) is a thriving community hospital that proudly provides acute care services including: Emergency, Surgery, Medicine, Women’s and Children’s Health, Intensive Care, Mental Health, and Inpatient Rehabilitation.   Our vision is to creating healthier communities together.

Our dedicated and skilled staff are passionate about providing outstanding patient-centred care, and an exceptional patient experience to residents of the Waterloo Region and beyond.

CMH Paws:

CMH is the first Canadian Hospital to have a Facility Dog

Ember’s role is to support the mental wellbeing of our staff, physicians and midwives. She is working for CMH personnel only and is another means for staff to access support for their mental health. The program Ember is part of is called CMH Paws.

Highlighted Roles:

Although all roles at CMH are important from our Environmental Service workers, PSWs, our maintenance to our Nurses and physicians. A few of the current needs are RNs, RPNs, PSWs and Medical Laboratory Technologists, Pharmacy Technicians, Decision Support.

Learn more:

Visit https://www.cmh.org/about/careers

About the hospital:

Grand River Hospital is a multi-site location, serving those in the Waterloo-Wellington communities and beyond. A world class health system supporting healthier lives. We stand by our vision, mission, and values: Deliver an exceptional health care experience with compassion. Driven by inspired people, an unwavering quality focus, strong partnerships, and innovative solutions. Our Values: Trust and be trustworthy, Courage to start, heart to finish, Welcome one to welcome all.

What makes GRH unique?

Grand River Hospital includes two main campuses, six partner locations for cancer and kidney care, and three community treatment centres. GRH is accredited with exemplary standing, one of Forbes Canada’s Best Employers (2022) and we are a BSPO (Best Practice Spotlight Organization).

Employee Programs at GRH:

Employee referral program, which includes a monetary reward for eligible staff and eligible hires. The Learning Development Fund. This program provides financial assistance to GRH team members who are, or would like to, further their learning by enrolling in professionally relevant courses, conferences, seminars, and other learning experiences.

Highlighted Roles:

Nurse, RPNs, Registered Technologist – Medical Imaging – Including Ultrasound Technologist, Medical Lab Technologist, Pharmacy Technicians

Learn more:

Visit https://www.grhosp.on.ca/careers [grhosp.on.ca]

About the hospital:

St. Mary’s General Hospital is located in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario. Not only are we closely connected to other healthcare organizations in our region, but we are part of the St. Joseph’s Health System, connecting us to other organizations and allowing us to benefit from their expertise as well as share ours.

At St. Mary’s we have a vision of Inspiring Excellence and being Healthier Together. We are innovative, with exciting opportunities for staff to learn new cutting-edge technology and procedures, while contributing to strengthening our community.

What makes SMGH unique?

St. Mary’s is the Regional Cardiac Centre serving Waterloo Region, Wellington County as well as Dufferin and Grey-Bruce. We are also a Thoracic Surgery Centre, as well as providing Emergency and General Medicine services. We are embracing new technology and procedures to build the future of care.

For our employees, there are many opportunities to grow and develop within the organization. Ranked on of Canada’s Best Employers in Forbes 2022, we want to help build our staff up so that they can help us build our future of equitable care for all, innovation, and community connection.

Employee Programs at SMGH:

Beyond HOOP, a strong health and dental benefit program and competitive pay, SMGH offers employees a number of incentives and perks. We are part of the Perkopolis program, giving staff access to discounts on travel, recreation, shopping and beyond.

We host recognition events for our staff, including Staff BBQs, free ice cream days and more. Our Senior Leadership Team has gone throughout the hospital delivering treats from our Care Cart to staff weekly, and throughout the summer we had weekly food trucks available for staff.

We are committed to mental health and wellness for all staff, and have accessible programs, educational events, and activities. We also support the growth of our staff through formal and informal opportunities. This includes a Continuing Education Reimbursement program for staff looking to expand their knowledge and expertise through formal education, an internship program for staff looking to try new specialties like the OR and ICU and build into those roles, and mentorship opportunities for staff to participate on either side.

Highlighted Roles:

Medical and Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory Professionals, Critical Care Nurses, Operating Room Nurses and beyond!

Learn more:

Visit https://www.smgh.ca/work-with-us/careers