Financial Incentives for Physicians

Effective January 2019

Financial incentives are designed to attract and retain physicians to designated areas on Prince Edward Island. To be eligible, physicians must be relocating from out of province or be a participant in the PEI Family Medicine Residency Training Program and not presently in another return-in-service commitment. Return-in-service grants and moving allowance incentives may be available.

Return-in-Service Grants:

A physician is provided a financial grant with a return-in-service commitment (for positions in designated areas of Prince Edward Island).

Family Physicians

Designated areas eligible for a grant are:

Areas west of the City of Summerside and east of the Town of Three Rivers:

  • $45,000 grant with a three (3) year return in service commitment, or
  • $65,000 grant with a four (4) year return in service commitment, or
  • $90,000 grant with a five (5) year return in service commitment.

Areas other than those listed above and excluding the City of Charlottetown and the Towns of Stratford and Cornwall  are eligible for:

  • $30,000 grant with a three (3) year return in service commitment, or
  • $45,000 grant with a four (4) year return in service commitment, or
  • $65,000 grant with a five (5) year return in service commitment.

Specialist Physicians

Specialist physicians may be eligible for a $40,000 return-in-service grant with a three (3) year return in service commitment. 

Specialty positions, which become vacant, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and a decision on eligibility will be made depending on the labour market demand.

Note: Physicians are only eligible to receive one (1) financial incentive grant.

Moving Expense Allowances:

Physicians who are relocating to Prince Edward Island may be eligible for moving expense allowances up to $10,000, attached to a three-year return-in-service agreement with Health PEI. To learn more, please contact the Recruitment & Retention Secretariat directly here

Published date: 
January 1, 2019
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Department of Health and Wellness

Recruitment and Retention Secretariat

3rd Floor, Sullivan Building
16 Fitzroy Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3874
Fax: 902-620-3875

healthrecruiter@gov.pe.ca