Locum Support Program

The Locum Support Program aims to replace permanent physicians in family practice, emergency medicine and specialities in the event that physician services will be unavailable due to vacation, continuing medical education (CME) or illness for a minimum of 15 working days.

Financial Incentives

  • From October 1 to May 31, a maximum allowance of $150 per day up to a maximum of $7500 per fiscal year is offered to offset the cost of accommodations, car rental and living expenses. Expenses for meals or parking fees are not eligible. 
  • From June 1 to September 30, a maximum allowance of $200 per day up to a maximum of $7500 per fiscal year is offered to offset the cost of accommodations, car rental and living expenses. Expenses for meals or parking fees are not eligible.
  • Application fees with the Medical Society of PEI and some application fees with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI will be covered.
  • Cost of one return travel to the province based on an economy airfare to a maximum of $2,000. If traveling by car, mileage will be reimbursed as determined by PEI Treasury Board Policy, and bridge and road tolls reimbursed with submission of receipts. Reimbursement for travel by car is not to exceed the cost of economy airfare.
  • Physicians residing in PEI are eligible for reimbursement for in-province travel and accommodations with receipts to a total maximum of $150/day.
Published date: 
April 26, 2019
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General Inquiries

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