Discover Nursing in Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is not just a place to work; it’s a place to thrive. Discover the countless reasons why a nursing career on PEI goes beyond just a picture-perfect lifestyle. Find balance after your shift by exploring our 1,100km of sandy shoreline. Immerse yourself in vibrant cultural festivals throughout the summer season. Embark on a culinary adventure to find your new favourite foodie destination on what we call Canada’s Food Island. The possibilities are endless.  

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.

Nursing Recruitment Incentive

  • $8,000 for eligible positions Island-wide

Rural Incentive

  • $5,000 for eligible positions outside of Charlottetown

Student Loan Incentive

  • Up to $8,000 for positions within Charlottetown
  • RN 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 $20,000 (Maximum $4,000 per year for 5 years) could be available for RNs working in a rural area. This is a federal program.

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

Innovative Hiring Approach

Apply though a single application form and be considered for multiple opportunities! Moving away from traditional job applications, this innovative approach empowers you to express your preferred areas of interest and enables us to seamlessly connect you with relevant opportunities.

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.

“On days off, there are all kinds of things to do and see – beautiful walking trails and facilities. Geographically, we are blessed. I know you will absolutely love it.”

Darlene Aylward, RN
Moved to PEI to work at a Community Hospital

PEI Nurses Union Collective Agreement

The PEINU represents more than 1,350 Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.

College of Registered Nurses & Midwives

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

Current Opportunities

Browse our job board for currently vacant positions. Navigate to the “Nursing” tab to see more.

Ready to take the next step?

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