Nova Scotia Health COVID-19 Employment Opportunities

We have immediate paid employment opportunities to support COVID-19 activities across the province.

If you have questions about paid employment opportunities or required assistance submitting your application, please call 1-866-473-5757 (option 4) or email

Opportunities exist in the following service areas:

  • Assessment/Testing Centres
  • Vaccination Clinics
  • Long Term Care/Continuing Care/publicly funded health care entities
  • COVID-19 Inpatient Units
  • Facility Access

Opportunities for existing employees (casual reliefpart time or full time)

Further to your interest in being reassigned to work in supporting vaccination clinics, you are required to complete the form linked below, which includes sign off/approval from your manager based on operational requirements regarding your availability.

Click here to access the Employee Approval and Availability Form

Completed forms are to be emailed to your zone’s deployment email:

Please note that Manager approval is mandatory. Employees who do not have approval will not be called for shifts.


Opportunities for external applicants looking for a new employment opportunity

Are you an external applicant looking for a new employment opportunity?  If so, please view and apply for opportunities using the below links:

You will be asked to upload a resume as part of the application process.  If you don't have a resume, we'll accept a Word document with your email, phone number, and address.

Opportunities for Physicians, Dentists, Retired Physicians, and Medical Residents 

Application Link :

  • These clinics will be run by Nova Scotia Health and, as a result, are subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination for Team Members - Policy - NSHA AD-OHS-55
  • Doctors Nova Scotia and Department of Health and Wellness have negotiated a sessional rate that physicians can use for work in immunization clinics. Details of this remuneration can be found in the Medavie Bulletin from May 2021 here.
  • Retired physicians within three years of practice may be eligible for a special complimentary licence, provided by Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Medical Affairs will also work with these eligible physicians to arrange for a reduced-fee for CMPA coverage. Retired physicians who left practice more than three years ago can now receive a restricted licence for immunization only.

Opportunities for retired persons

Are you retired and looking for a paid employment opportunity?  If so, you may be eligible to work casual relief or temporary status without impacting your pensionable earnings during the Provincial State of Emergency.  If you have questions regarding any pension impacts, you can contact Compensation & Benefits as noted below.

Retirees in the Nova Scotia Health Employees’ Pension Plan (NSHEPP) can return to work in a casual or temporary status working in a position that is COVID-19 related and would not have to re-enroll in pension.  This exemption will end 30 days after the end of the State of Emergency.

Retirees receiving the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Plan (NSPSSP) pension who may be concerned about the impact to their pension while working in a COVID-19 related position can contact Compensation & Benefits at one of the numbers below:

Central Zone retirees in NSPSSP can contact 902-473-5757, option 3, and option 3 again to discuss possible impacts.
Western, Northern, and Eastern Zone retirees in NSPSSP can contact 902-365-1701extension 3778 to discuss possible impacts.

Once you have reviewed any pension impacts, please view and apply for opportunities using the links below:

You will be asked to upload a resume as part of the application process.  If you don't have a resume, we'll accept a Word document with your email, phone number, and address.