New Approach to Internationally Educated Nurses Licensure in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia College of Nursing has implemented a new first-in-Canada approach to registration and licensure that establishes a fast and predictable pathway to nursing licensure in Nova Scotia.

Internationally educated nurses who hold a current license in good standing from Philippines, India, Nigeria, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand are eligible for the expedited pathway to nursing licensure in Nova Scotia.

Use this link Expedited Licensing Process for Nurses Licensed in Designated Jurisdictions FAQ.pdf ( 


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Internationally Educated Nurses

Internationally Educated Nurses: Settlement Support Survey 

Before you begin the application process, on behalf of our provincial partners, you are invited to participate in a survey to help match you to comprehensive immigration, settlement, and employment supports in Nova Scotia that are tailored to your specific needs.

Click this link to start the survey:

The survey is managed by Nova Scotia’s International Community of Health Workers Engagement (NICHE) program at Nova Scotia Health and is intended to collect information about the type of support you may need.

Your information will remain confidential and used by provincial partners to inform a personalized support plan for you.

Click this link to start the survey 


Job Opportunities


Nova Scotia Continuing Care Sector: Enjoy a rewarding career in Continuing Care

The Nova Scotia Continuing Care sector includes 90 long-term care sites and many home care agencies across the province. Our workforce of 16,000+ professionals includes nurses, continuing care assistants, allied health professionals, care takers and volunteers who work together to provide exceptional services for our clients.

In 2021 we became the first province to bring continuing care into its own government department, emphasizing the importance of both our clients and workforce.

Join our team and you’ll get more than a wonderfully satisfying career—you’ll help us ensure that our aging Nova Scotians have the support they need when they need it.

Visit our recruitment site, operated by igility: 

Senior Care CCA
IWK Nurse and Baby

IWK Health Centre Serves Women, Children, Youth and Families 

The IWK is a world-class women’s and children’s health centre serving over a million patients and families each year. The IWK practice is rooted in a collaborative model that integrates talented people with new technologies, research, training and clinical excellence. The IWK provides the most complex levels of care in Nova Scotia, but they are also firmly entrenched at the community level, providing select primary and secondary care services.

View all open opportunities at the IWK

Nova Scotia Health 

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) operates 41 hospitals across the province, along with health centres and community-based programs. Our workforce of 22,000 professionals includes nurses, physicians, researchers, learners, and volunteers who work together to provide a full range of health services.

For More Information on how to apply for licensure in Nova Scotia, please visit: 

Internationally Educated Nurse


Are you passionate about Mi’kmaw health and wellness, determined to have a positive impact,and excited to be part of building a new organization? We may have the perfect opportunity for you. Tajikeimik is the new and developing health and wellness organization created to lead health transformation for Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia.

View opportunities at: Tajikeimik (