NSNP Physician StreamThe NSNP Physician Stream assists the province’s public health authorities – the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre (IWK) – in hiring general practitioners, family physicians, and specialist physicians to work in the Nova Scotia health system. The stream helps them recruit and retain physicians with the required skills for positions that they have been unable to fill with a permanent resident or Canadian citizen from their local workforce.

The Physician Stream is only open to general practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) and specialist physicians (NOC 3111) with signed approved opportunities with the Nova Scotia Health Authority or the IWK Health Centre.

The approved opportunity must be on official NSHA or IWK letterhead and must:

  • be signed and dated by a person authorized to hire physicians at the NSHA or IWK
  • be signed and dated by the applicant who is accepting the opportunity
  • indicate eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of NS
  • indicate that the applicant is eligible to apply for privileges and credentials with NSHA and the IWK

Applications for the Nova Scotia Physician Stream are accepted all year round and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are successful, you will receive a provincial nomination which will allow you to submit an application for permanent residence status in Canada.

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