LHSC's Recruitment Process

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment that inspires teamwork, respect for the individual, collaboration and professional development, which is reflected in our recruitment practices.  

LHSC welcomes international workers to become part of Team LHSC! Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work or study permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work or study permit. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work or study permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process.

Once you’ve applied for a position through our online recruiting system, the following steps are taken to identify potential candidates. For an up-to-date status of all applications that you’ve submitted through the online recruiting system, please log into the system using your profile details and click “My Job Applications.” A listing of the jobs you’ve applied to and the status of your application for each job posting will be displayed.

Applicant Screening  

Once a resume is submitted, the recruitment team will screen all potential candidates and determine, based on skills and qualifications, if the candidate meets the minimum requirements of the job posting. They will then collaborate with hiring leaders to determine which candidates will move forward in the application process.  


For a variety of roles at LHSC, applicants will be asked to participate in a virtual test specific to the job they are applying for. This virtual test is proctored by the recruitment team. Based on test scores, candidates may receive an invitation to interview for the position.  

Personal interview(s)

Job interviews are scheduled by the recruitment team, with the majority of interviews taking place virtually. Interviews are conducted with either members of the recruitment team, the hiring leaders, or both. For certain positions, candidates may need to participate in more than one interview.  


References are conducted prior to a job offer being made, and in some cases are completed before an interview is scheduled. We ask your permission to speak with current and previous supervisors who can provide us with work-related references.

Police Information Check

Trust and professionalism are priorities in care delivery. As part of our hiring requirements and as a condition of employment, all new staff must have a Police Information Check completed and must provide the original to Recruitment Services. The fee for this is paid for by the candidate and is not reimbursed by LHSC.

Health Review  

As part of our hiring requirements and as a condition of employment, all new staff must complete a Health Review Form and send it, along with required supporting documents, to Occupational Health and Safety Services for review. More information can be found in the Health Review section of the website.