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Veterinarians at the CFIA

We're making a difference in the health and safety of all Canadians. CFIA programs and services impact people's daily lives. We need you to be a part of this important and exciting work.

Apply now to join the CFIA as a veterinarian!


We're hiring

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) delivers science-based regulatory services to safeguard Canada's food, animals and plants and support market access. This enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment, and economy.

CFIA veterinarians play an important role in Canadian food safety. Our veterinarians are part of the first line of defence against the spread of many diseases.

We're hiring at the VM-01 level for Meat Hygiene and Animal Health positions in various locations across Canada. Veterinarians joining the CFIA belong to the Veterinary Medicine (VM) occupational group.

We offer

At the CFIA, we don't just accept diversity – we celebrate it

CFIA's vision for equity, diversity and inclusion is to create an inclusive workplace free from barriers, racism, harassment, and discrimination, supported by all employees.

At the CFIA, we believe that a diverse workforce is about more than visible differences; it's about blending the following into a rich and creative pool of talent that can take the Agency – and its employees – to new levels of success:

The CFIA considers applications from individuals who have legal status to work in Canada and does not give preference to Canadian citizens.

Contact us

Our Veterinary Recruitment Team is here to provide any further information or answer any questions you may have about this exciting career opportunity and can be reached by email at

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