External Registered Nurse Application Process

We would love for you to make Health PEI your home. 

This application process is for external registered nurses making it easier to be considered for opportunities in your preference areas at Health PEI. 

Apply through the link below and be matched with vacant registered nurse positions at Health PEI. A staffing consultant will be in touch shortly after you apply to discuss your preferences and to connect you with opportunities in our health care system. 

Who is eligible to apply for externally posted registered nursing positions with Health PEI? 

  • Individuals who are currently registered to practice as a registered nurse in Canada, 
  • Individuals who will be registered to practice as a registered nurse in Canada within the next 6 months, and 
  • Students who will graduate from a recognized Bachelor of Nursing Program or Registered Nurse Bridging Program within the next 6 months.

What information do I need to complete the application process? 

When completing the online application, you will provide information about your work and geographic area preferences. Please ensure that your resume includes all relevant education information, work experience, training and certifications. 

When can I expect to hear back after submitting my application? 

Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive confirmation that your application is being processed. Within two business days of applying, a staffing consultant will connect with you to discuss your qualifications, position opportunities and schedule an interview. 

What areas of health care are you hiring registered nurses for? 

Currently, we have opportunities in many areas, including but not limited to: 

  • Acute Care, 
  • Critical Care/ICU,
  • Emergency,
  • Long-Term Care,
  • Mental Health and Addictions,
  • Primary Care Nursing, and 
  • Operating Rooms.

To view a complete listing of available opportunities, please visit our job board.  

What are some of the benefits in working for Health PEI? 

We have a variety of opportunities available which include casual, temporary, and permanent opportunities through multiple locations on Prince Edward Island. With over 6,800 positions in the organization there is a good chance we have an opportunity that will fit your lifestyle. Additionally, we offer:

  • A defined pension plan,
  • Ongoing education,
  • Medical, dental, life insurance and long-term disability, and 
  • Shift premiums.  

What are the salary ranges and incentives for registered nurses? 

The hourly wage rate for a registered nurse will vary based on the classification of the position and is visible on the job board.

General information about current wage rates for each classification level is outlined in the collective agreement that is posted on the Prince Edward Island Nurses Union website.  

Recruitment incentives and relocation allowance for registered nurses may be available to successful candidates in exchange for a return in service agreement. 

Where can I learn more information about Health PEI? 

Health PEI is responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services in Prince Edward Island. The organization operates hospitals, health centres, public long-term care nursing facilities and community-based programs and services.

Health PEI’s primary goals are to:

  • Provide Islanders with safe, quality, person-centred care and services,
  • Provide access to appropriate care by the right provider in the right setting, and
  • Optimize resources and processes to sustain a viable health care system.

Find more information about Health PEI

For more information about living in Prince Edward Island and working in health care, please contact the PEI Recruitment and Retention Secretariat.

If you have any questions or would like more information about registered nursing opportunities or the application process in Prince Edward Island, please contact the PEI Public Service Commission.

Public Service Commission

General Inquiries

Public Service Commission
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4080
Fax: 902-368-4383