Vaccine Navigator

Vaccine Navigator

Job Title:

Vaccine Navigator (4 positions available)


Temporary full-time (37.5 hours/week) OR part-time (18.75 hours/week) positions available

Contract Date Range:

September 1st, 2023 – March 31, 2024

Shift & Schedule:

Hours would typically be Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Some flexibility is required for evenings and/or Saturdays as needed.


$25.00/hour. Benefits are included and paid for by the employer.


In Person (Calgary Office)

Who we are:

AIMGA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the successful integration of International Medical Graduates. We believe our clients have a contribution to make within our healthcare system and communities therefore our goal is to deliver quality services and programs to assist our members at every step in the licensure process – from immigration through the various examinations, to their applications, into residency, and into practice. Their journey is not an easy one. With that in mind, we also assist our clients to find other pathways into healthcare where they can utilize their skills and knowledge. While we are a small organization, we are mighty.

Our values include being responsive to the needs of our members, working together as a team, working in a friendly and professional manner, delivering quality programs and services, and valuing our clients’ education and experiences. These values guide our interactions and decision making to ensure we are equipping our clients with relevant information, communication skills, and cultural knowledge in order to perform at their best to integrate successfully into the Canadian healthcare system.

Nature of the Work:

The Alberta International Medical Graduates Association (AIMGA) is looking to hire 4 responsible Vaccine Navigators for a project that targets marginalized and vulnerable newcomers in Alberta who have difficulties understanding and accessing vaccine-related information. Your role will involve supporting vaccine equity, ensuring equitable access to vaccine literacy and navigation, and helping newcomer families make informed health decisions.

In this position, you will:

  • Meet daily with the project coordinator to plan and implement daily and weekly tasks and to provide updates
  • Create multi-lingual promotional materials for distribution to newcomer communities,
  • Call patients who are behind on routine vaccinations and provide information about these vaccines and make appointments for individuals and families; send out reminders; determine if additional supports are needed such as accompaniment and make arrangements accordingly,
  • Participate in mobile/community vaccine events as approved by Alberta Health Services,
  • Accompany patients to and from appointments using public transport and provide interpretation as needed,
  • Contribute to social media campaign to combat misinformation,
  • Create videos to reduce vaccine hesitancy and to promote the importance of vaccines for different age groups,
  • Collaborate with local community leaders, health centres, workplaces and schools,
  • Utilize booking system developed to capture supports needed for individuals and families e.g. for assistance with interpretation and/or accompaniment to vaccine appointments,
  • Respond to questions regarding the vaccines in the languages you speak,
  • Contribute to reporting and other administrative tasks as required by the project, and
  • Other duties as needed.


  • Education: minimum bachelor’s degree in a health-related field
  • International medical graduates are preferred (preference to those with previous patient and/or vaccine navigator experience)
  • Proven work experience in the medical field
  • Experience working with newcomer communities (e.g., immigrants, refugees) is an asset
  • Require excellent computer and navigation skills to seek information, book appointments, and enter patient information as required. Previous experience with an EMR is an asset
  • Excellent time-management and communication skills; a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is required along with demonstrative ability to solve problems and take initiative

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who have completed AIMGA’s Patient Navigator Program and/or have been active in AIMGA’s Health and Wellness Team or community volunteer opportunities. Preferences will be given to those who are available to work on a full-time basis (37.5 hours per week); however, one position may be divided into two part-time (18.75 hours per week) positions. This position includes benefits. The following languages would be considered an asset: Arabic, French, Dari/Pashto, Tigrinya, Swahili, Tigrinya/Amharic, Somali, and Spanish.

Please send resume to Drew Bowman at Deadline: August 30, 2023 by 10:00am MST