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:

  • Have successfully completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing as a nurse practitioner or are a graduate of an approved and recognized nurse practitioner program; 
  • Are not current residents of Prince Edward Island;
  • Are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Have at least 24 months experience working as a nurse practitioner;
  • Are not currently working as a Nurse Practitioner in Prince Edward Island or have worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Prince Edward Island within the past 6 months; and
  • Are eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the College of Registered Nurses and Midwives of Prince Edward Island.


What is the financial incentive?

A one-time financial incentive of $18,000 is available effective March 1, 2023. Start date of employment with Health PEI must be January 1, 2023 or later, and a return in service agreement must be signed and approved, with an effective date of January 1, 2023 or later

Is there a return-in-service commitment?

Yes, there is a 1,950 hour return-in-service agreement that must be signed by the applicant and the employer prior to the commencement of work.

Are these incentives taxable?

Yes, all financial incentives offered by the Department of Health and Wellness are taxable. As such, Canada Revenue Agency rules apply to incentive payments.

Rural Incentive Program

An additional one-time recruitment incentive of $5,000 is available for candidates who accept a position outside of Charlottetown.

  • 3,900 working hour return-in-service agreement completed simultaneously with the Nursing Recruitment Incentive Program return-in-service agreement.
  • Eligible locations include all areas outside of Charlottetown including but not limited to Summerside, Town of Three Rivers, East of Three Rivers and West of Summerside.


Eligible Incentive Programs Amount
Nursing Recruitment Incentive Program (Nurse Practitioner) $18,000
Rural Incentive Program $5,000
Total $23,000

Student Loan Incentive Program

A one-time financial incentive of up to $8,000 is available for candidates who accept a position within Charlottetown who clearly demonstrate: 


Eligible Incentive Programs Amount
Nursing Recruitment Incentive Program (Nurse Practitioner) $18,000
Student Loan Incentive Program $8,000
Total $26,000

Application process

You can apply for Nurse Practitioner 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 Health career 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 3 Mars 2023
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