Indigenous Services Canada

Job Description

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is seeking experienced registered nurses (RN) to join nursing teams from Atlantic Canada to provide care to various First Nations communities, across Northern Ontario.

As an integral part of the team, you will carry out a full scope of practice and provide a broad range of services unique to northern nursing with ISC. You will work alongside a talented team of nurses, other health professionals, and community members dedicated to delivering quality care in a culturally safe way.

Community Health Nurses deliver comprehensive nursing services to clients that include in-depth nursing knowledge, skills, clinical expertise and advanced judgement through consultation, clinical practice, leadership, and facilitate knowledge transfer through health promotion and disease prevention.


  • One year of independent clinical experience as a Registered Nurse (in the last three years) in one or more of the following areas: Community Health; Primary Care; Urgent or Emergency Care; and/or Acute or Intensive Care.


From Halifax, Nova Scotia, you will be flown via Indigenous Services Canada charters to your assigned community for the duration of your rotation. Work posts include remote and isolated First Nations communities within northern Ontario:

  • Attawapiskat
  • Bearskin Lake
  • Cat Lake
  • Fort Albany
  • Fort Hope
  • Fort Severn
  • Grassy Narrows
  • Gull Bay (Anishinaabek/Kiashke Zaaging)
  • Kasabonika
  • Kashechewan
  • Keewaywin
  • Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug
  • Marten Falls (Ogoki Post)
  • Mishkeegogamang
  • Moose Factory
  • Muskrat Dam
  • Neskantaga
  • Nibinamik
  • North Spirit Lake
  • Peawanuk
  • Pikangikum
  • Poplar Hill
  • Sachigo Lake
  • Sandy Lake
  • Wabaseemong
  • Weagamow
  • Webequie

Employment type:

  • Opportunities for part-time, full-time and casual.


  • Travel/outpost nursing rotations may vary and will include a combination of days, evenings, nights, and weekends.

Salary range:

  • $96,747 – $130,579 (per annum inclusive of applicable allowances)


  • $80,948 – $92,653 Base annual salary (plus applicable allowances)
  • NB: Salary and applicable allowances will be prorated based on scheduled work hours and may vary depending on work location.

As of September 2022, ISC’s nursing recruitment and retention allowances significantly increased. As an ISC nurse, you could be eligible to receive:

  • Up to $6,750 for the initial recruitment allowance provided one-month after employment
  • Up to $9,750 provided after twelve months of employment
  • Up to $16,500 annually as a retention allowance starting at year 2

Citizenship/permanent residency:

  • Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
  • Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

    Salary: $96,747.00-$130,579.00 per year


    • Dental care
    • Disability insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Extended health care
    • Vision care


    • 10 hour shift
    • 12 hour shift
    • 8 hour shift
    • Day shift
    • Evening shift
    • Night shift

    Supplemental pay types:

    • Overtime pay

    Work Location: In person

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