Nova Scotia has set ambitious goals to recruit qualified healthcare professionals to work in the province. With the establishment of an office dedicated to creating an attractive environment for healthcare professionals, Nova Scotia is ensuring our province’s enviable lifestyle and natural environment is matched by its work environment.
SELF-CARE WHILE YOU HEALTHCARE
Nova Scotia is actively seeking physicians to practice within our strong medical and professional community. There are full-time practice and locum opportunities available throughout the province in both family practice settings and specialities. We offer some of the most generous recruitment incentives out there. Family doctors and specialists who qualify can earn up to $125,000 over five years while working in Nova Scotia.
Nurses are an integral part of Nova Scotia’s healthcare team. There are currently a variety of nursing opportunities across the province in different environments including a specialized hospital for Atlantic Canadians, community hospitals and other community-based programs. Develop your nursing career here with exposure to a variety of practices and experiences and ongoing education and professional development opportunities.
Continuing Care Assistants
Continuing care assistants (CCAs)—also known as long-term care aides—are a high priority occupation for Nova Scotia. While the majority of CCAs work in long-term care facilities, the growing popularity of homecare has also increased the demand for this occupation substantially. The province has recently announced $57 million in funding to further CCA skills development and innovation within long-term care settings.
Nova Scotia’s emergency medical system is an international leader in the provision of pre-hospital care. Exemplary paramedics are the foundation of this reputation. Emergency medical services in Nova Scotia are provided by Emergency Health Services (EHS) via ground ambulance and Life Flight helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft.