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Newfoundland and Labrador offers competitive incentives for established professionals and new graduates, for nurses, physicians, and other health professionals in the field. Contact us to begin a conversation about what incentives might apply to you.

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Featured Incentives

For Expats and Those Connected to NL

The Come Home 2022 incentive is for physicians, nurses and paramedics with a connection to Newfoundland and Labrador or those looking to call it home.

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Signing Bonuses

Signing bonuses are available for selected health occupations, targeting difficult-to-fill positions, and tiered to address geographic considerations.

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Ukrainian Physician Licensure Support Program

Eligible Ukrainian physicians can receive up to $10,000 in funding to offset the costs associated with licensing in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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For Physicians

Retired Physicians

We’ve created a one-year program that aims to encourage retired family physicians to reactivate their medical licence to strengthen the capacity of medical services throughout Newfoundland and Labrador by expanding the pool of locums in family practice.

Family Practice Programs

Designed to attract and retain new, qualified family physicians to provide primary healthcare service, we provide funding to eligible family physicians to help alleviate the financial burden associated with opening or joining a fee-for-service family practice in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Family Practice Programs consists of two incentives: the New Family Physician Income Guarantee and the Family Practice Start-up Program.

Provincial Student and Resident Physician Bursary Program

Designed to attract undergraduate medical students and medical residents to commence practice in designated areas of need in Newfoundland and Labrador upon obtaining full licensure in this province. Learn more about the Undergraduate Medical Student Bursary Program and the Medical Resident Bursary Program here.

Traveling Fellowship Program

Funding is available for physicians to undertake training in specialty and sub-specialty programs that are not offered by Memorial University.

For Nurses

Bachelor Of Nursing Bursary

Bachelor of Nursing Bursaries provide financial assistance to students of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program who agree to accept employment in a difficult-to-fill position and fulfill a service commitment as described in this policy.

Bachelor Of Nursing Practice Course Grant

We provide financial assistance with tuition and practice related expenses for two clinical courses.

Nurse Practitioner Bursary

We provide financial assistance to nurses who are enrolled in a Nurse Practitioner education program and agree to accept employment in a difficult-to-fill position and fulfill a service commitment as described in this policy.

Rural Nursing Student Incentive

This program provides travel-related funding assistance to nursing students in their fourth year of studies to undertake community placements in rural areas of the during their four-week course (Community Health Practicum).

For Other Health Professionals

We award bursaries to students for difficult to fill Health Professional positions based on vacancies that exist within each Regional Health Authority (RHA).

For Licensed Practical Nurses and Personal Care Attendants

This bursary is for students who work as an LPN/PCA with a Regional Health Authority (RHA) in Newfoundland and Labrador upon completion of their program.

Radiation Therapy

We work to place qualifying students from Newfoundland and Labrador in the Radiation Therapy Program, within the Eastern Health Regional Health Authority.

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

Ten Physiotherapy and eight Occupational Therapy seats are reserved at Dalhousie University for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. When a student applies to Dalhousie University in the Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy programs, s/he will be advised by Dalhousie University of these seats.


The Dental Bursary Program has two components: the Rural Dental Bursary Program and the Specialist Bursary Program. Each bursary is valued at $25,000. Students must apply annually for bursaries and are eligible to receive a maximum of three bursaries in each component of the Program for a total of $150,000, each time committing ton one year of service.

Educational Salary Advance for Regional Health Authority Employees

This program allows employees to finance a planned leave of absence, of between six and 24 months, to complete an education program on a full-time basis. Employees may advance a portion of their salary (before deductions) during the leave of absence, and repay the advance over a specified timeframe upon returning.