Answer our short questionnaire for more information on what your next steps would be should you decide to practice medicine in Nova Scotia.

Are you currently a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada?

Which of the following best describes your career currently?

Where is the University or College where you are receiving your medical education?

Where is the institution or facility where you are currently conducting your medical residency?

Where are you currently licensed to practice medicine?

Where are you currently licensed to practice medicine?

Your Next Steps

Canadian students considering training or practicing in Nova Scotia should obtain a postgraduate training placement (residency program) through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).

If you are studying at Dalhousie University, you will need to register with the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Nova Scotia.

It is beneficial to talk to recruiters now about opportunities in Nova Scotia and incentives that may help you decide where you want to practice in the future. A physician recruitment consultant can help guide you through the next steps of your career.

We recommend that all medical students attend recruitment events on campus and meet your NSHA Recruitment Consultants as early as possible. 

Your Next Steps

Canadian residents considering post-graduate training placement in Nova Scotia have multiple options.

If you are a resident at Dalhousie University you will need to obtain a Postgraduate Training License with the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Only Dalhousie University Residents can moonlight to practice in Nova Scotia while they are in the final years of their program—to do so you will need to obtain a Postgraduate Practicing License in addition to your training license. 

It’s never too early to talk about your options. There are incentive programs that you can take advantage of to help you reduce your debt burden, relocation expenses, and practice in Nova Scotia. This is valuable to consider even if you plan on working as a locum in Nova Scotia after you complete your training. 

NSHA allows graduates to overlap with retiring physicians for up to three years. This allows you to work alongside an experienced physician in your early career—this mentorship is invaluable. 

The first step for you is to talk to your local Recruitment Consultant about what options are available to you.

Your Next Steps

If you know where you want to practice, speak to a recruitment consultant in that area about options for incentives, relocation support, and current vacancies in the area. 

You can contact one of our physician ambassadors who are working in the area already and are happy to share their experience. 

We offer site visits for those who want to make themselves more familiar with the options for relocation. 

Start by looking at recruitment incentives and then contact an ambassador or physician recruitment consultant for more information about opportunities that may work for you.  
 

Your Next Steps

Specialists who have completed their Royal College exams, or are scheduled to complete them soon, must confirm that they are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia with the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons

If you know where you want to practice, speak to a recruitment consultant in that area about options for incentives, relocation support, and current vacancies in the area. 

You can contact one of our physician ambassadors who are working in the province already and are standing by to share their experience. 

We offer site visits and other recruitment incentives for those who want to make themselves more familiar with the options for relocation to Nova Scotia. 

We would love to have your work in our province!  

Your Next Steps

Canadian students studying in the United States who want to practice in Canada should obtain a Canadian Medical Residency Placement/Post Graduate Training Program by entering the CARMS match.

If you are placed to a residency program/postgraduate training program outside Canada, you may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduate from an eligible medical school and meet the current requirements for licensure. 

After your training and specialty certification is complete, and you have confirmed eligibility to practice in Nova Scotia, reach out to us to help you find an opportunity to pursue. You can start by contacting a Recruitment Consultant.
 

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Nova Scotia if you graduated from an eligible medical school and meet the current requirements for licensure after your training is completed. 

First, you must confirm that you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia with the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 
 

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Nova Scotia if you graduated from an eligible medical school and meet the current requirements for licensure after your training is completed. 

First, you must confirm that you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia with the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice your specialty in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and meet the current requirements for licensure. 

First, you must confirm that you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia with the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to a physician ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and you are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you.  

Send us an email at: physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca 
 

Your Next Steps

Students studying outside of Canada who would like to practice in Canada should obtain a postgraduate training placement (residency program) by entering the CARMS match.

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice family medicine in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from the US, Ireland, United Kingdom or Australia. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. First you must confirm that you are eligible for reciprocity from the Canadian College of Family Physicians. Then, contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and you are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you.  

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice family medicine in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from the US, Ireland, United Kingdom or Australia. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. First you must confirm that you are eligible for reciprocity from the Canadian College of Family Physicians. Then, contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and you are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you.  

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from one of the 29 jurisdictions approved by the RCPSC. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. First you must confirm that you are eligible for exam eligibility from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and then contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to a physician ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and you are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you.  

Send us an email at physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca 
 

Your Next Steps

Canadian students studying outside of Canada who would like to practice in Canada should obtain a postgraduate training placement (residency program) by entering the CARMS match.

Your Next Steps

First, confirm that you are eligible to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia with the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you.  

A new Practice Ready Assessment Program is coming in 2019 that will also provide a pathway to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia for up to ten family doctors each year who do not meet current licensing requirements. We will post this information as it becomes available. Please check back soon for updates.  

Your Next Steps

First, confirm that you are eligible to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia with the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you.  

A new Practice Ready Assessment Program is coming in 2019 that will also provide a pathway to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia for up to ten family doctors each year who do not meet current licensing requirements. We will post this information as it becomes available. Please check back soon for updates.  

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Nova Scotia if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from one of the 29 jurisdictions approved by the RCPSC. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. 

The first step is to contact Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to a physician ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and you are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you.  

Send us an email at: physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca 

Your Next Steps

Students who are studying medicine outside of Canada but would like to practice in Canada should obtain a postgraduate training placement (residency program) by entering the CARMS match.

Once you match to a Canadian Residency Program (postgraduate training program), you can begin talking to recruiters about available opportunities for your future. 

We would love to have you work in Nova Scotia!

Your Next Steps

You may already be eligible to work in Nova Scotia. Contact a physician recruitment consultant to discuss options, apply for an available position in the job search, or contact one of the physician ambassadors to learn about working in Nova Scotia. 

If you require citizenship to continue working in Canada, and you have a job offer from NSHA, you may be able to take advantage of the Physician Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program through the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
 

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to work in Nova Scotia right away. First, you must confirm that you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia with the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you.  

If you require citizenship to work in Canada, and you have a job offer from NSHA, you may be able to take advantage of the Physician Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program through the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to work in Nova Scotia right away. First, you must confirm that you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia with the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to a physician ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you.  
Send us an email at physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca 

If you require citizenship to work in Canada, and you have a job offer from NSHA, you may be able to take advantage of the Physician Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program through the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

Your Next Steps

Students who are studying outside Canada but would like to practice in Canada should obtain a postgraduate training placement (residency program) by entering the CARMS match.

If you are placed to a postgraduate training (residency) program outside Canada, you may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduate from an eligible medical school and meet the current requirements for licensure after your training is completed.

Once you have confirmed that you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia, reach out to us to help you find an opportunity to pursue. 

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from the US, Ireland, United Kingdom or Australia. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. First you must confirm that you are eligible for reciprocity from the CFPC and then contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you. 
 
If you require citizenship to work in Canada, and you have a job offer from NSHA, you may be able to take advantage of the Physician Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program through the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
 

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from the US, Ireland, United Kingdom or Australia. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. First you must confirm that you are eligible for reciprocity from the CFPC and then contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you. 
 
If you require citizenship to work in Canada, and you have a job offer from NSHA, you may be able to take advantage of the Physician Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program through the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and meet the current requirements for licensure after your training is completed. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations.

Your first step is to contact the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to determine your exam eligibility, and then contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine your license eligibility. 

Next, you can contact a recruiter or search for an available position or register interest in future positions. At this stage, we recommend you connect with a physician recruitment consultant to discuss your options. 

If you require citizenship to work in Canada, with a signed offer letter from the Nova Scotia Health Authority, you may be able to take advantage of the Physician Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program through the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from the US, Ireland, United Kingdom or Australia. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. First you must confirm that you are eligible for reciprocity from the CFPC and then contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you. 
 

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from the US, Ireland, United Kingdom or Australia. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. First you must confirm that you are eligible for reciprocity from the CFPC and then contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you. 

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from the US, Ireland, United Kingdom or Australia. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. First you must confirm that you are eligible for reciprocity from the CFPC and then contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to an ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you. 

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from one of the 29 jurisdictions approved by the RCPSC. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. 

First, confirm that you are eligible for exam eligibility from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada and then contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to a physician ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you.  
Send us an email at physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca 

Your Next Steps

To practice in Canada, students outside of Canada who are in a medical school program that isn’t recognized for medical licensing in Canada will be required to obtain a postgraduate training placement (residency program) by entering the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)

More details about license eligibility can be found at the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Once you are license eligible to work in Nova Scotia and have a job offer from NSHA, you may be able to take advantage of the Physician Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program through the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
 

Your Next Steps

Physicians trained in a medical program that is not recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada are currently unable to be licensed to work in Nova Scotia.  

You will require admission in a Practice Ready Assessment program to obtain license eligibility in Canada. The NS Practice Ready Assessment Program is coming online soon, check back for updates.  

Your Next Steps

Physician trained in a medical program that is not recognized for licensure in Canada are currently unable to obtain a license to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia.  

If you do not match to a Canadian postgraduate training program, you may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and have training and certification from the US, Ireland, United Kingdom or Australia. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations. First, confirm that you are eligible for reciprocity from the CFPC and then contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine if you are eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. 

If you meet licensure conditions, please search opportunities or subscribe to receive information about future opportunities. You can also reach out to a physician ambassador or recruitment consultant to learn more about living in Nova Scotia and the opportunities available. 

If you have conditions to meet for licensure in Nova Scotia, and are interested in moving forward with those, we would be happy to speak to you. 
 
Send us an email at: physicianrecruit@nshealth.ca 


If you require citizenship to work in Canada, and you have a job offer from NSHA, you may be able to take advantage of the Physician Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program through the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

You will require admission in a Practice Ready Assessment program to obtain license eligibility in Nova Scotia. The NS Practice Ready Assessment Program is coming online soon, check back for updates.  
 

Your Next Steps

You may be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Canada if you graduated from an eligible medical school and meet the current requirements for licensure after your training is completed. If you have adequate practice experience in your host country, you may be exempt from any further licensure examinations.


Your first step is to contact the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to determine your exam eligibility and then contact the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons to determine your license eligibility. 

Next, you can contact a recruiter or search for an available position or register interest in future positions. At this stage, we recommend you connect with a physician recruitment consultant to discuss your options. 

If you require citizenship to work in Canada, and have a signed offer letter from the Nova Scotia Health Authority, you may be able to take advantage of the Physician Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program through the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
 

Your Next Steps

You are already eligible for a license in Nova Scotia. 

Contact a recruiter or apply for a position today!