Skip to main content
Opportunity ID:
Eastern Memorial Hospital
Canso, Nova Scotia
Locum to Permanent

About the Opportunity

The community of Canso has an opportunity for two family physicians (1 full-time and 1 part-time). There is opportunity to engage in research and/or teaching positions with Dalhousie University, if that is of interest. The local community hospital, Eastern Memorial Hospital, serves the population in the eastern portion of Guysborough County.  The nearest regional hospital, St. Martha's Regional Hospital, is approximately 130 kilometres from Canso. The compensation model for the position is an alternate payment plan (APP).  The family practice office is community owned and staffed with administrative support.  



Duties include full scope of practice as a family physician providing care to patients within the eastern zone and participating in call. 

The physician will be responsible to the Zone Department Head of Family Practice for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice, and will operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. 


Expected Hours

- full-time

- part-time

- flexible shifts



- eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) 

- eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) 

- membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) 


Community Details

The community of Canso is located on the north eastern part of mainland Nova Scotia near Chedabucto Bay. Within the District of Guysborough, Canso offers scenic beauty along the coast and access to trail systems where you can enjoy the outdoors.


Next Steps...

Confirm Eligibility

Are you eligible to practice medicine in Nova Scotia? Click here to learn more about what it takes to receive your license to practice throughout the province.

Recruitment Process

Submit Your Résumé

Submit your cover letter and résumé to our recruitment consultants online via email or visit our contact us page for more submission options.

Apply Online

Gather More Information

Please contact our recruitment team or our physician ambassadors with any questions you may have about this position or what it’s like to practice in Nova Scotia.

Recruitment Consultants
Physician Ambassadors

Eastern Zone: Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough

Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)! Nova Scotia’s Guysborough County and Cape Breton Island are the centre of Atlantic Canada’s Gaelic culture. Kitchen parties are a way of life here, and you’re never far from the Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. Here, the view of a lifetime lives around every corner, and the friendliest people live in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty.