Prince Edward Island is not just a place to work; it’s a place to thrive! Health PEI is seeking Nurse Practitioners to join multi-disciplinary teams across Prince Edward Island, with opportunities in Primary Care, Home Care, Long Term Care, Acute Care, and Mental Health and Addictions. Discover the countless reasons why being a Nurse Practitioner on PEI goes beyond just a picture-perfect lifestyle.

Recruitment Incentives

The Department of Health and Wellness offers several incentive programs for external candidates who are hired into eligible positions. Incentives may be stacked if the candidate and position meet all eligibility criteria. Additionally, relocation assistance may be available at the discretion of the Health PEI Hiring Manager for permanent hard-to-recruit positions.

Nurse Practitioner Recruitment Incentive

  • $8,000 for Nurse Practitioners with less than 24 months of experience.
  • $18,000 for Nurse Practitioners with more than 24 months of experience.

Rural Incentive

  • $5,000 for eligible positions outside of Charlottetown

Student Loan Incentive

  • Up to $8,000 for positions within Charlottetown
  • NP must have federal student loans and does not qualify for the Canada Loan Forgiveness Program due to their work location

Canada Student Loan Forgiveness

  • Up to $30,000 (over a maximum of 5 years) could be available for NPs working in a rural area. This is a federal program.

Learn more about provincial incentive program eligibility and return-in-service requirements below:

The Healthcare Landscape.

Health PEI is responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services in Prince Edward Island, operating health centres, public long-term care nursing facilities and community-based programs and services. Health PEI proudly employs more than 6,800 staff members.

“I’ve been impressed with how PEI has embraced the role of nurse practitioners, an important component of primary health care in the province. It’s the perfect place to advance your career and enjoy work-life balance.”

Melinda Ells, NP
NP on Prince Edward Island since 2012

Patient Medical Homes

Patient medical homes have been formed at five Island primary care locations, beginning the shift in primary health care from solo family practices to collaborative health care and better access to care for Islanders. 

Patient Medical Homes deliver team-based care through a model that has been developed and endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

Mental Health & Addictions Redevelopment Project

PEI’s Mental Health and Addictions Services are currently undergoing a redevelopment and expansion and it is anticipated this will include the introduction of new Nurse Practitioner positions over the next five years.

“Our community-first approach to providing meaningful mental health and addictions care is about more than bricks and mortar. By working together with health care providers and community partners, we will ensure that every Islander experiencing mental health and addictions challenges − as well as the loved ones who support them − has access to the programs and services they need in a timely manner” – Hon. Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island

Transition to Practice Program

The program supports newly graduated nurses employed at Health PEI throughout their first year of practice and beyond.

College of Registered Nurses & Midwives

Find information on registration as a Registered Nurse on the Island.

Current Available Opportunities

Browse our currently listed Nurse Practitioner job opportunities.

Ready to take the next step?

Our recruitment team would love to answer any questions about nursing opportunities and life on the Island.