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Jobs that work for health care professionals

Health care professionals are at the heart of patient care. The need for these experts is high – not only here in Newfoundland and Labrador, but across Canada and beyond.

We have world-class professionals working across the province and we’re dedicated to keeping them here with meaningful, competitive incentives.

We also need to bring in new recruits. So, we’re marketing our province with added incentives to attract more talented professionals and expand our ranks.

The result is a growing team of health care professionals here to provide you and your loved ones with the care you need.

For more information about incentive programs and employment opportunities, visit

Proven results

79 permanent physicians* recruited since April 2023**
*Permanent physicians does not include medical residents
**Last updated January 2024
There were 27 permanent physicians recruited between
September 2022 and March 2023.

1,226 physicians practicing in Newfoundland and Labrador*
*Updated annually, last September 2023

451 new nurses hired since April 2023*
*Last updated December 2023
There were 545 new nurses hired between April 2022 and March 2023.

6,771 nurses registered to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador*
*Updated annually, last updated June 2023

Incentive programs that work

We’ve launched a number of new incentive programs designed to support our existing health care workforce and attract new talent to the province.

Family Practice Program
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family physicians have signed on
to Family Practice Programs*

*Updated biannually, last updated October 2023

Our Family Practice Program is the highest financial incentive offered to family physicians in Atlantic Canada.

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Traveling Fellowship Program
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specialists have been funded in 2023-24
to enhance their skills to benefit local patients*

*Updated annually, last updated October 2023

We’re supporting physicians who undertake training in specialty and sub-specialty programs that are not offered locally, with the funding needed to enhance their skills.

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Come Home Incentive
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health care professionals have accepted*
*Last updated December 2023

The Come Home Incentive is available to help bring health care professionals to Newfoundland and Labrador who have been living outside the province for at least six months.

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Recruiting the next class

Newfoundland and Labrador is home to talented professionals from within the province and from away. We’re committed to making sure that this is a great place for them to live and work.

Job Offers to Graduating Students
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students graduating in 2023
have chosen to work in
Newfoundland and Labrador
*Updated at graduation 2023
and then again next year

Upon completion of training, we aim to keep talent in the province with competitive job offers that work for them.

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Student and Resident Bursary Programs
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medical students and residents have accepted
bursaries to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador
*Updated annually, last updated October 2023

The Provincial Physician Bursary Program encourages undergraduate medical students and medical residents to practice by assisting with academic and living expenses during training. In exchange, students and residents agree to practice in the province.

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