Call for Healthcare Workers


Public health officials are working closely with partners here in Nova Scotia and colleagues across the country to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is an urgent need to increase the number of health care providers and support staff in Nova Scotia to assist the doctors, nurses, and other health team members to continue to deliver care to residents of Nova Scotia during this pandemic in our nursing homes, home care agencies and hospitals.

On behalf of the province, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has set up the following open call postings to accept applications from people who are not currently employed with the NSHA, but who would be willing to work as a Casual Relief worker - to be deployed as needed at the NSHA, long term care or other publicly funded health care entities.

Open Call for Nursing (Req ID 61275) -

Open Call for Healthcare (Req ID 62884) -

Open Call for Administrative Professionals (Req ID 62741) -

Open Call for Support (Req ID) -

This is a pooling posting. To apply:

·       provide a resume (including basic information, contact details, education, and work and volunteer experience), and

·       fill out the online application, specify your preferences for location and answer other employment related questions

NSHA recruiters will get back to you as needed. We thank you in advance for your willingness to help Nova Scotia to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kind regards,

Cindy Cruickshank

Cindy Cruickshank, MN, RN │ Director, Health Workforce Policies & Programs│ Department of Health and Wellness │ Government of Nova Scotia | 1894 Barrington Street |PO Box 488 │ Halifax, N.S.| B3J 2R8

Office: 902.424-8838 │ Cell: 902.499-0155│ E-mail