Why practise in Nova Scotia?

Boats on the harbour in Cheticamp

Why practise in Nova Scotia?

With pristine beaches, fun recreational activities and unique medical and educational opportunities, Nova Scotia is a great place to live and work.

Dotted with fishing and farming communities, the province is a hub of tasty food, beautiful artwork and inspiring history. Nova Scotia has a vibrant Acadian culture, a thriving wine industry and a dynamic local music scene. It’s also the Canadian Navy’s East Coast home.


Teaching and research opportunities 

There are 10 universities in the province, including six in Halifax, the provincial capital. Dalhousie University has the largest medical school in Atlantic Canada, training doctors and medical students at teaching sites and hospitals across the province.

Practice environment

Physicians interested in working in Nova Scotia can work in a range of settings, including solo practices, collaborative care teams, hospitals, emergency departments, clinics and nursing homes. There are a variety of funding models available to support physicians whose work may include medical practice, teaching, research and work in rural communities. 

See the criteria for practising medicine in Nova Scotia. Browse the latest job opportunities (posted by the Nova Scotia Health Authority) and practice opportunities (posted by Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS).