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Online doctor's note for work or school in Canada

Talk to doctors and nurse practitioners online to get a sick note from the comfort of your home in minutes. You'll get a digital copy of the sick note for work or school. The doctor's signature and direct contact information will be on the note if your employer or school has any questions.

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Getting a doctor's note for work or school on Maple is easy

First, send a request

When you need an online doctor’s note on Maple, simply click “Get care” and include your request in the notes section when you enter your symptoms. You can either see a doctor in minutes or schedule an appointment to get your doctor’s note online if the doctor deems it necessary.

If you don’t have employer or insurer coverage, fees may apply since many virtual services aren’t covered by provincial health plans. If payment is required, consultations for a doctor’s note start at $49.

Next, you'll hear from the doctor

Doctors can provide sick notes for work or school for short absences. If the doctor can help, your consultation will start right away and you'll begin speaking over text. The doctor may also request an audio or video chat if it’ll help with your diagnosis.

If the doctor can’t help, your consultation won’t start and you won’t be charged. Doctors can't provide sick notes for an illness that occurred in the distant past — i.e. more than a week prior, or for extended absences. The doctor will let you know if you need to visit a family practice or walk-in clinic instead.

Get your online doctor’s note

You'll get a digital copy — a PDF — of the sick note from a doctor which you can use for work or school. The doctor's signature and direct contact information will be on the note if your employer or school has any questions.

You can also get online doctor’s notes on Maple for therapist treatments, including for a chiropractor or a registered massage therapist.

All sick notes and doctor’s notes are provided at the doctor’s discretion.

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Meet some of our doctors

Our physicians are Canadian licensed and practice family or emergency medicine right here in Canada.

Michael Verbora
Family Physician
Toronto
Dr. Michael Verbora

Dr. Verbora practices family medicine in Toronto, and specializes in student health. He received his Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Windsor, his Masters of Business Administration from Odette School of ...

Gita Kruger
Family & Urgent Care
Calgary
Dr. Gita Kruger

Dr. Gita Kruger is a practicing family medicine and urgent care physician in Calgary, Alberta. Her pre-medical education includes Masters of Science (MSc) degrees in both Audiology and Speech Pathology from Syracuse University ...

Garth Slysz
Family Physician
Charlottetown
Dr. Garth Slysz

Dr. Slysz has practiced as a family physician in Charlottetown in PEI for 26 years. Throughout that time he has cared for his patients in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has taught family medicine residents and medical studen ...

Aleksandra Ferenc
Family Physician
Mississauga
Dr. Aleksandra Ferenc

Dr. Ferenc is a practicing family physician in Mississauga, who speaks both English and Polish. She received her Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University and her Doctor of Medicine from Jagiellonian University Medical Colle ...

Eric Fonberg
Family & ER Physician
Toronto
Dr. Eric Fonberg

Dr. Fonberg is a family and emergency physician with more than 30 years of experience practicing primary care and hospital based medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Western University, and his Master of Public He ...

Mark D’Souza
ER Physician
Toronto
Dr. Mark D’Souza

Dr. D’Souza is a practicing emergency room physician in Toronto, with extensive experience in both adult and paediatric medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts & Science from McMaster University, and his Doctor of Medic ...

Shafik Dharamshi
ER Physician
Toronto
Dr. Shafik Dharamshi

Dr. Dharamshi has been a staff physician in the emergency departments of the Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System for the past 27 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University, and h ...

Marni Brooks
Family Physician
Toronto
Dr. Marni Brooks

Dr. Brooks is a practicing family physician in Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at McGill University where she wrote her thesis in the area of paediatric pain. Dr. Brooks completed both a Master of Social W ...

Bharat Bahl
ER Physician
Toronto
Dr. Bharat Bahl

Dr. Bahl is a practicing emergency physician in the city of Toronto. He completed his Doctor of Medicine and Family Medicine training from the University of Toronto. He then obtained his speciality training in Emergency Medici ...

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s a doctor’s note?

A doctor’s note is a written note from a healthcare provider that certifies a medical condition, illness, or injury, and the need to take time off to recover. It’s often required if you need time off work or school for medical reasons.

How do I get a doctor’s note online for work or school?

To get a doctor’s note online, simply log in to your Maple account, click “Get care”, and include your request in the notes section when you enter your symptoms. During your consultation, the physician will review your request and determine whether a sick note is needed.

You may get a doctor’s note online in Canada if you happen to get sick, have a medical condition, an injury, or require a doctor’s note for sick leave.

Please note: Sick notes from doctors aren’t guaranteed. It’s up to the physician whether the sick note for school or work is appropriate for your specific situation.

Do I have to pay for a doctor’s note?

With Maple, there’s no additional charge to get a sick note online outside of the consultation fee. Many doctors you’d see in person charge for sick notes, with prices ranging from $10 to $30. And, with Maple, you get to skip the waiting room at your doctor’s office or at a walk-in clinic.

How long can I get a doctor’s note for?

The length of your online doctor’s note will be at the provider’s discretion during your consultation.

Can a doctor refuse a sick note?

A doctor’s sick note isn’t guaranteed. During your consultation, the physician will review your request and determine whether a sick note is needed.

How long can I get a sick note for?

The length of your online doctor’s note will be at the provider’s discretion during your consultation.

Can doctors backdate sick notes?

Doctors on Maple can't provide sick notes for an illness that occurred in the distant past — i.e. more than a week prior.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start talking to doctors for sick notes online in less than five minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient, 24/7 access to Canadian-licensed doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you with a doctor via live text, audio, or video.

Our online doctors can provide sick notes for work or school as well as notes for therapists, such as chiropractors and massage therapists, blood work requisitions and other lab tests requisitions, a diagnosis, treatment plans, prescriptions, sick notes, and much more.

We also offer access to many specialists online, from dermatologists to endocrinologists. While you’d typically have to wait months to see one in person, there’s no waitlist or referral needed to speak with a Canadian-licensed specialist on Maple.

You can visit our How it works page to learn more.

Get your doctor’s note for work or school online in Canada

Request a sick note online, connect with a doctor in minutes, and download your note in the Maple app — it’s that easy.

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