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Recruitment and retention incentives are available for retired registered nurses and nurse practitioners seeking to return to work or who are already employed by Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services. Read the news release.

Extraordinary people do extraordinary things in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Those who go above and beyond. Those who have found their calling. Those who come here and feel right at home. Those just like you.

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Unique Place

There’s no place like Canada’s most easterly province. The people who live here define our province just as much as the rugged landscapes. Our culture is one of a kind because of our special place in the world.

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Scope of Work

In our urban and rural communities, you’ll gain experience doing a bit of everything—fully realizing your potential and exploring new specialties. When people say you can do it all here, it’s true. And even more.

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Your experience is valued in Newfoundland and Labrador. We offer competitive incentives of up to $450,000 that recognize your passion, dedication and all that you will bring to our communities.

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When you’re here, you belong. We are known for many things, but at the top of the list is our welcoming nature and our kindness. Some call Newfoundland and Labrador the friendliest place in Canada – and you can be a part of that.

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Health Transformation

Be a part of system-wide change. Health Accord NL guides our 10-year plan to transform our province’s health care system. Work with us to play a key role in providing our communities with the health care they deserve.

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The people you meet here will be connected to you for life. Ask any Canadian and they will tell you that they know someone from Newfoundland and Labrador, and for good reason. We speak from the heart, love to share stories and make a lasting impact.

Faster Pathways to Licensure

Newfoundland and Labrador has been diligently working to reduce barriers and to allow doctors and nurses with comparable credentials to work in our province more quickly, and align the province’s goal of improving access to health care.

For Physicians

We offer provincial, national and international applicants fast employment and licensure pathways to working as a physician in Newfoundland and Labrador.

For Nurses

Newfoundland and Labrador has fast employment and licensure pathways to working as a full-time nurse for provincial, national, and international applicants. 

Newfoundland and Labrador

A Unique Place To Live

There is nowhere in Canada like Newfoundland and Labrador

The people who live here define the province every bit as much as our rugged geography: friendly, welcoming, possessing a culture all their own. It’s a place that’s hard to leave, and easy to fall in love with. Stay for what you love; move here to discover a different and unique lifestyle, unlike anywhere else.

Learn About Our Regions

Experiences of those working and living here

    Dr. Melissa Angel
    Family Doctor | Bay Bulls, NL

    I've always been a people person. Even when I was traveling abroad, I imagined myself back in the place where I did my residency. I could see myself and my patients growing up together.

    Working in rural areas of Newfoundland and Labrador can be quite flexible, and I think that may surprise people. I get to have so many meaningful moments in the day, either with my patients, or my family and friends. I get to participate in all the big life moments that matter.

    If you’re looking for the right balance, I urge you to come join us. I can guarantee we’ll work with your schedule.


    Rahul Girijappan
    Registered Nurse | Gander, NL

    I choose to live and work in central Newfoundland and Labrador primarily because of the people. When I began my career here about 12 years ago, colleagues welcomed and supported me and helped me transition from living in Kerala.

    It's difficult for me to point out a single reason why I wanted to be a registered nurse. There's a constant challenge due to the dynamic nature of the role. I'm always looking to grow through continuous learning and to advance by my field. This profession allows me to reach well beyond my potential while ensuring that our patients get the best care possible when they need it.

    I will never regret that I made the move to Newfoundland and Labrador. I live here with my wife, who is also a registered nurse, currently working as the interim nursing supervisor for the new long-term care in Grand Falls-Windsor, and two children, and they love it just as much as I do. A safe environment surrounds us here, with recreational activities year-round for us to bring forward our growing family. The people's warm, friendly and welcoming nature truly made us stay and grow.

    Dr. Natalie Bridger
    Pediatrician | St. John's, NL

    I’ve found a career and a place that feels really natural to me. Working around young people—patients and students—keeps me curious, creative, and accountable for keeping up with my specialty and delivering the best outcomes. I’m happy that I get to be my true self at work.

    There’s a special place for anyone in Newfoundland and Labrador. It feels very much like home because of the people that I’m fortunate to be around. I’m excited for young people, like my son James, who get to grow up here and explore our landscape and unique culture. I want to continue to show him that anything is possible.

    As a health care professional, the difference that you can make for yourself and others in Newfoundland and Labrador is truly up to you. How exciting is that?

    Dr. Richard Barter
    Emergency Physician | St. John's, NL

    The last seven of eight generations in my family have worked in health care. You could say that I was born to work in this field, and maybe in Newfoundland and Labrador too. There are a lot of similarities to where I’m from in Ireland. The landscape and the music are just the beginning.​

    I joined emergency medicine knowing that I would be part of fast-moving change in the province. We’re constantly evaluating care experiences, technology integration, and ways of working collaboratively from coast-to-coast to better treat patients.​

    Newfoundland and Labrador offers something truly special for personal and professional aspirations. You can find a place where you belong and make change happen. That’s why I keep calling it home. ​


    Dr. Jackie Elliott
    Family Doctor | Port Blandford, NL

    At my clinic, my patients know me as Dr. Elliott, but if I’m anywhere else in town, like out at the grocery store, I’m known as Jackie. Practicing in a small town in Newfoundland and Labrador, I really value the sense of community, safety and relationships I have with patients. I don’t think I could get it anywhere else.

    As a family physician, I’m so glad that I get to be a part of many people’s lives and stay connected to them as they grow up. Patient care is truly at the centre of my work and the people in Port Blandford and our neighbouring communities make it easy.

    For someone considering moving and practicing in a smaller community in Newfoundland and Labrador, I would say welcome the opportunity with open arms, because that’s exactly how you would be welcomed into your role in the community.

    Dr. John Jeddore
    Neurologist | St. John's, NL

    I have valued the guidance from my family and community for as long as I can remember. They encouraged me to pursue a career in health care, and then a specialty within a specialty. And to do as much of it in Newfoundland and Labrador.

    I can't imagine myself anywhere else. I think I've always been drawn to smaller things that feel so big—the brain, nature like trees and rivers, and all the unique spots in city centres like St. John's.

    I enjoy working in our health system because I can be a mentee and mentor, even this early in my career. I'm learning from those who have paved paths before me, and creating spaces for others to be in.

    Sean Dillon

    Dr. Sean Dillon
    Family Doctor | Goose Bay, NL

    I was practicing as a nurse for 11 years in Newfoundland and Labrador and always knew I wanted to be a physician. Two of the best decisions I have made for my life and career are: completing my residency in Goose Bay and then choosing to call it home.

    Limited resources can make working and living in rural areas challenging, but I think that's why I really enjoy it Whether I’m at work or at home, I’m constantly thinking on my feet and managing with what’s available to me right now. I get to collaborate with my coworkers all the time and the care and solutions we provide for our community and patients are so valuable because of how we work together.

    I’ve lived in other cities across Newfoundland and Labrador and I’m amazed at the sense of the community the farther I go north. For six weeks, I get to run a clinic in Nain, the most northern and largest Inuit community in our province. I get to meet and help people who may not have access to healthcare as often as others and I consider it to be the highlight of my career.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We're sure you'll have lots of questions about setting up a new life and working here. Some information is provided below but we encourage you to contact our team and we can answer all of your questions.

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    Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging at our organization means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected, and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths.

    We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards and goods and services.