Sorry for the delay, had PC problems.
I have sent my CV off to a couple of hospitals in Alberta and hoping for the best. I had a reply from and agency 'Canadian Medical Recruitment Agency', they sound okay, but, I would be tied to an agency for 10 months and that, I fear would limit my choices.
I understand from your post that it is usual to have a temporary work permit initially. How long does a temp permit last and what is the process to apply for a permanent permit?