Frequently Asked Questions: Recruitment to Support COVID-19 Response

With the support of our dedicated volunteers, aid workers, and employees, the Canadian Red Cross has provided much-needed services since the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are continuing to strengthen our capacity to provide humanitarian services across the country, including volunteers, staff, aid workers,  and partners. 

Q: Who is needed?
We are looking for people with a wide range of experiences including entry level profiles for paid and volunteer positions, primarily in the following categories:
  • Licensed healthcare professionals – including clinical health (doctors, nurse practitioners, physicians, therapists, pharmacists, paramedics, registered former health care workers, 3rd year or higher health care students...), public health and mental health
  • Emergency care workers – service-oriented people that contribute toward the establishment and maintenance of a safe, supportive and inclusive working environment. Their role is to assist on vaccination and testing sites or assist clients in various situations in long term care homes, and more
  • Site managers to lead and support the teams on-site and work to ensure a safe and consistent service delivery plan
  • Advisors and specialists in mental health and psychosocial support
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Emergency management
  • Logistics
  • Support services including HR, finance, communications
  • Responder and supervisor positions with the flexibility to support testing and vaccination centres, registration, and more as needed
At the Canadian Red Cross, our mission is to improve lives of vulnerable people. We are driven by the power of humanity to create a diverse, accessible and equitable work environment. We celebrate the uniqueness of every human being regardless of your race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, physical or mental disability, gender identity or expression.
To find an opportunity that may be a fit for you, see the To find an opportunity that may be a fit for you, see the current open positions.

Q: What is the selection process?
We are currently recruiting for a range of positions in different locations across Canada.
Some opportunities are aimed at individuals who can travel within or outside their province, while others are available to those who are in a specific municipality or region. Note that when the municipalities are listed in the position description, we are looking for people that are located within a 30 mi/ 50 km range. 

You are encouraged to apply to any opportunities that are open. You only need to apply once, our team will match your profile with future positions that are a fit according to your experience.
Your application will be reviewed by our team, who may contact you to gather more information and to discuss opportunities.
Even if you are not able to meet the commitments of applying to one of these positions right now, if you meet the profile requirements and may be able to support locally, you are encouraged to apply. At any time, you can log into your applicant profile to update your availability.

Q: What precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of Red Cross personnel delivering services?
The health and wellbeing of personnel remains a priority for Canadian Red Cross.. Safety protocols are in place under the direction of the Public Health Agency of Canada and provincial public health authorities, including Red Cross personnel wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment for the environment in which they are working.
Additionally, detailed protocols are in place to guide how work is performed, workspace set-up and responding to situations.
We are continually monitoring the science from multiple sources (including the Public Health Agency of Canada, CDC, WHO, and provincial public health), as well as evidence and best practices to help guide the development of our protocols and approach.

Haven’t found the answer you are looking for? Call us at 1 800 557-1030. A member of our team will be available to help from 12 pm to 8 pm EST, 7 days a week.

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