Experienced Nurse Practitioners - Nursing Recruitment Incentive Program

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The PEI Nursing Recruitment Incentive Program provides incentives to experienced nurse practitioners to fill designated high-demand vacancies within Health PEI. 


Who is eligible for this program?

Eligible nurse practitioners include individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • graduate of a Masters Degree in Nursing as a nurse practitioner or graduate of an approved and recognized nurse practitioner program;
  • not current residents of Prince Edward Island;
  • legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • experience working as a nurse practitioner;
  • not an employee of Health PEI nor the Province of Prince Edward Island, at the time of application; and
  • eligible for registration as a nurse practitioner with the College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island.


What is the financial incentive?

A one-time financial of incentive of $15,000, payable in three instalments of $5,000, is available.

Is there a return-in-service commitment?

Yes, there is a three year return-in-service agreement that must be signed by the applicant and the employer prior to the commencement of work.

What high-demand vacancies exist?

Financial incentives only apply to positions designated by Health PEI as in high-demand. Applicable postings are clearly identified at Nursing Job Opportunities.

Application process

You can apply for designated nurse practitioner in high-demand positions online at Jobs PEI. You will need to complete the following steps to submit an on-line application:

  1. Identify the competition number(s) for the position of interest;
  2. Create a Jobs PEI account using a valid email address and contact information; and
  3. Apply for the designated Nurse Practitioner opportunities by competition number using your Jobs PEI account.


Contact the PEI Health Recruitment and Retention Secretariat for more information about employment opportunities and the Nursing Recruitment Incentive Program for Experienced Nurse Practitioners.

Email: healthrecruiter@gov.pe.ca

Date de publication : 
le 8 Septembre 2020
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