Graduate Nurse Practitioners - Nursing Recruitment Incentive Program

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The PEI Nursing Recruitment Incentive Program for Graduate Nurse Practitioners is an initiative to encourage recent graduates to fill vacant Nurse Practitioner positions with Health PEI. 


Who is eligible for PEI Nursing Recruitment Incentive Program for Graduate Nurse Practitioners?

  • Students completing the last year of a recognized Canadian Masters Degree in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner; or
  • Applicants who have completed the requirements to graduate from an approved and recognized Nurse Practitioner program within the past 24 months; and
  • Applicants who are eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the College of Registered Nurses and Midwives of Prince Edward Island; and
  • Applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Are students eligible who are enrolled in a Canadian Masters Degree in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner program in a university outside of PEI?

Yes, students from all recognized Canadian Nurse Practitioner programs are eligible and encouraged to apply.


Upon being awarded a permanent Nurse Practitioner position with Health PEI, a one-time financial incentive of $8,000 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 3,900 working hours 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.

What vacancies currently exist?

Please visit Jobs PEI for Nurse Practitioner job postings

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) $8,000
Rural Incentive Program $5,000
Total $13,000

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) $8,000
Student Loan Incentive Program $8,000
Total $16,000

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. Create a Jobs PEI account using a valid email address and contact information;
  2. Apply for the Nurse Practitioner opportunities by competition number using your Jobs PEI account.
  3. If you are awarded and accept a Nurse Practitioner job offer with Health PEI, you are eligible to receive the Nursing Recruitment Incentive.


Please contact the Recruitment and Retention Secretariat of PEI for more information about employment opportunities and the Nursing Recruitment Incentive Program for Graduate Nurse Practitioners.


Date de publication : 
le 3 Mars 2023
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