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Opportunity ID:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

About This Opportunity

Opportunity Type: Half-time to Full-time Family Physician

Estimated Annual Salary – $140 000 (half-time) to $280 000 (full-time) [$160/hour + annual incentives]

Type of Remuneration – Sessional funding


The Newcomer Health Clinic is seeking a Family Physician to join this collaborative team consisting of Family Physicians, Registered Nurses, Dietitian, Social Work, Administration Support, and various visiting Specialists (Pediatrics, Psychiatry, etc). The Newcomer Health Clinic has a focused mandate to support newly arrived refugees during their first 1-2 years in Canada (ideally). Patients are supported with finding and transitioning to a family practice in the community. Interpretive services are well integrated into clinical processes and covered by provincial government.

Previous experience or education in refugee health or global health is an asset but not necessary. Our team is very supportive and readily available to help learn the ropes. No matter how busy the clinic is, new physicians are always encouraged to knock on a colleague’s door if they have any questions. The most important asset is compassion. Working in refugee health is stressful and challenging, however, it is also incredibly rewarding so long as your heart is in the right place. For more information, please contact Dr. Tim Holland at

Estimated Annual Salary – $140 000 (half-time) to $280 000 (full-time) [$160/hour + annual incentives]


Examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures

Advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention

Consultation and referral to other medical practitioners

Act as a patient’s advocate

Prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations

Report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements


Expected Hours

Part time to full time - to be discussed with clinic. 


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)

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Community Details

Halifax, the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia's capital city, sits in the center of Nova Scotia's east coast and is an important seaport that looks out over one of the world's largest natural harbours.


Halifax is a perfect paradox. We are where land meets sea, old meets new, urban meets rural, and traditional meets trendy. We balance a relaxing pace with modern urban amenities and affordability with world class-experiences. We value our strong historical ties but drive to shake up the norm. This perfect balance makes Halifax one of the best places in the world to visit, no matter what a visitor is looking for: see for yourself in this video!


Nature lovers will find sandy beaches, beautiful gardens, hiking, birding, and beachcombing. Urbanites can enjoy the symphony, live theatre, art galleries, and museums, along with a lively nightlife that includes brewpubs and a great culinary scene. 


Next Steps...

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Recruitment Process

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Central Zone: Halifax, Eastern Shore, and Windsor-West Hants

From the modern yet historic city of Halifax, to the rugged and wild Eastern Shore, this region of Nova Scotia is a compelling study of contrasts. The largest city east of Montreal, Halifax is the cosmopolitan centre, bursting with restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. But just a short drive (or bike ride) out of the city, the allure of nature envelopes you. Imagine dinner and the theatre at night, surfing and hiking the next morning.