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
Student Loan Incentive
Canada Student Loan Forgiveness
Learn more about provincial incentive program eligibility and return-in-service requirements below:
Nurse Practitioners make a valuable difference in the lives of Islanders whether it is providing care to patients in our hospitals, comfort to seniors in our long-term care facilities, or assistance to families in one of our medical homes. Start the path to your new career today!
Additional opportunities like temporary or casual positions can be found by:
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.
Melinda Ells, NP
NP on Prince Edward Island since 2012
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).
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
The PEINU represents more than 1,350 Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
Find information on registration as a Registered Nurse on the island.
Browse our currently listed Nurse Practitioner job opportunities.
Our recruitment team would love to answer any questions about nursing opportunities and life on the Island.