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

See our Guide for Physicians to compare this stream with our Labour Market Priorities for Physicians Stream.


The Physician Stream is only open to general practitioners and family physicians (NOC 31102) and specialist physicians (NOC 31100 and NOC 31101) 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:

How to Apply

Apply Online

For more information about preparing supporting documents and completing the application, please refer to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program Physician Stream Application Guide.


Application Guide and Forms

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Write to:

Labour, Skills and Immigration
Immigration and Population Growth
PO Box 697
Halifax, NS B3J 2T8

Visit in Person:

Labour, Skills and Immigration
Immigration and Population Growth

1505 Barrington Street, 4th Floor (Maritime Centre)
Halifax, NS B3J 3K5


Telephone: (902) 424-5230