The Unity Experience

Unity Health Toronto: One of Greater Toronto's Top 2024 Employers

When you join Unity Health, you are joining a place of opportunity. Unity Health is routinely ranked as a top Canadian hospital network and a national leader in health research. Our staff tackle everything from the roots of homelessness and addiction to highly-specialized services in cardiovascular health, neurosurgery and trauma, with compassion, dignity and respect for the person as our core foundation. Working with us means being at the forefront of health care in Canada’s largest city alongside 14,000 leading experts in clinical care, research, education and technology.

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Meet our people

Ronald’s Story

Ricky’s Story
“Everyone that I work with helps make my day and my job better each and every day. And to be able to pass that on to our patients—half the time it doesn’t even feel like a job!”

Ronald’s Story

Ronald’s Story
“The educational opportunities at Unity Health have been phenomenal for me. They developed a policy, a Continuing Education and Professional Development policy, which has actually given me the opportunity to complete and pursue a master’s in health management as well as a master’s in social work.”


Dominic’s Story
“Transitioning from RPN to RN, they really give you the sense of being comfortable on doing your job. You really are in an environment that is nonjudgemental, very supportive, and yeah, I feel like it’s my second home.”


Michelle’s Story
“What I love most is I get to come here every day and I help people who are not feeling the greatest. It kind of gives you that satisfaction that you’re doing something productive with your life.”


Yao’s Story
“It was my first job post-graduation. I thought it was a good way to get exposure to many different experiences and develop my skills in different areas. It’s led me to a lot of opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise.”


Jamar’s Story
“I have a very athletic background, so I heavily believe in teamwork, being there for one another and catching someone if they fall. I definitely feel very supported by this organization. They’ve always had my back, I would say, and support me in any way possible.”


Lindsay’s Story
“We are extremely lucky at Unity Health to have a high-tech, state-of-the-art Simulation Program. We use mannequins and other technology to replicate events to help train health-care professionals.”


Medina’s Story
“I started as a clerical assistant with the Family Health department in April 2015. Since then I’ve worked in various different departments, including Emergency and ICU. Most recently I was given an opportunity to work as a research coordinator. From there I was promoted to project manager.”


Conor’s Story
“The kind of growth that happens here – the feeling of being home, supported and just the magic in the air here – you will not find anywhere else. And I can say that because I’ve worked at several other hospitals.”

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Why Unity Health?

Few workplaces offer the breadth of experience available through Unity Health. We are ranked as one of Canada’s top hospital networks and one of Canada’s top 15 health research institutes. Our services extend from prenatal care to end of life. We work in our community with some of Toronto’s most vulnerable people and we offer some of Ontario’s most specialized health services, with leading programs in heart and vascular disease, mental health and addictions, multiple sclerosis, neurology, stroke, transplant, rehabilitation and seniors care, to name a few. Our state-of-the-art simulation program helps staff practice their skills in a safe, realistic learning environment using high-fidelity human patient simulators, virtual reality and task trainers.

And we continue to invest in our future through leading-edge facilities and digital transformation. Our computer scientists and clinical leaders are teaming up to harness the power of big data and artificial intelligence to reduce wait times, customize treatments, make medicine more precise and improve health outcomes across the board.

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There are good reasons why Unity Health has been named one of Toronto’s best employers.

Like most leading organizations, we offer competitive compensation, excellent health, financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, and a leading defined-benefit pension plan that is transferrable across more than 600 employers.

But what we’re really proud of is our long-standing commitment to helping our staff to grow in their careers. People stay at Unity Health because of our culture of caring and support for one another. Our Vision is The best care experiences. Created together. We know that every person has a unique contribution to make and we encourage collaboration and learning between colleagues at every level of the organization. Internal career progression is supported by tuition assistance, a robust in-house learning program, and a range of specialized programs that help our people make the most of opportunities for professional development and growth.

When you choose Unity Health you are joining 14,000 staff, physicians and researchers who encourage each other to develop their careers across our network’s programs, disciplines and sites through an unparalleled community of support. Our status as an academic health sciences network affiliated with the University of Toronto means you will be doing all of this in a world-class learning environment.

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More than ever before we know how important it is to ensure our people are happy, healthy and supported at work and at home. Our commitment to Joy in Work is about creating a safe, welcoming environment where every person can realize meaning and purpose every day. It’s about ensuring that people are cared for, supported to achieve their best and recognized for their individual contributions. It’s also about having a little fun along the way. Our Joy Fund gives teams $10,000 to implement ideas or solutions that increase Joy in Work for their colleagues – everything from mindful meditation to bike sharing to a virtual choir!

We believe Joy at Work is possible only when you are able to balance the quality of your work life with the quality of your home life. Unity Health offers a range of programming to support the safety, wellness and work-life balance of our employees. These include programs for physical wellness, mental health, leaves of absence, parental leave and flexible work arrangements.

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The best care experiences. Created together.

Unity Health Toronto is a health care network made up of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital and Providence Healthcare. We’re reshaping health-care to address the needs of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Our Vision is The best care experiences. Created together. At Unity Health there is the chance to do this while being at the very forefront of health innovation, and we want you to be a part of it.  As a network of teaching hospitals and a referral centre for patients from across the province, Unity Health offers exciting career development and learning and growth opportunities for registered nurses in the following specialty areas:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Perinatal
  • Gynecology
  • Critical care
  • Trauma and neurosurgical intensive care
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Laboratory services
  • Emergency
  • Gastroenterology
  • Community and family practice
St. Joseph’s Health Centre St. Michael’s Hospital Providence Healthcare

Everyone belongs at Unity Health

Inclusivity is one of five core values at Unity Health. What does this mean, exactly?

It means that when we hire staff, we recognize the unique contributions that people of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives bring to our organization. When we make decisions, we involve our people. When we measure our performance, we carefully examine if everyone at Unity Health is being treated equitably and without judgement, and how we can do better.

In short it means that inclusivity isn’t just something we talk about, it’s something we do in tangible ways. It’s a part of our identity and what makes us a leading hospital in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

In 2020, Unity Health embarked on foundational work to recognize the history and ongoing issues of racism, colonization and structural inequities in Canada and its health-care system. Our Council on Anti-Racism, Equity and Social Accountability is now informing and overseeing transformational improvements at Unity Health. This is an ongoing effort that encompasses new ways of listening to our people and bringing their needs to life across every part of our organization.

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Last updated March 11, 2024