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Become a CFIA veterinarian

At the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), a federal government organization, our team of veterinarians play an important role in Canadian food safety and animal health.

By working for Canada's largest science-based regulator, you'll directly contribute to safeguarding people, animals and our food supply.

Ready to make a difference?

Join us

Whether you're a recent graduate or seeking a career change, we have opportunities in animal health and meat hygiene. Our veterinarians are part of the first line of defence against the spread of many diseases to protect the health and welfare of animals and Canadians.

There are immediate opportunities in meat hygiene in small and rural communities across Canada where you can make a meaningful impact.

Join our talent inventory and be the first to know about upcoming positions at the VM-01 level.

Apply now

Your benefits

We offer:

Here are the top 10 reasons to join us.

Put your expertise to work

As one of our veterinarians, you actively contribute to the One Health initiative, which involves collaborating with partners to tackle global health threats to people, animals and the environment.

Carry out critical tasks such as:

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Contact us: our staffing team is here to answer any questions you may have at

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We are proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for our student programs, including our veterinary summer student internships. For inquiries, reach out to


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