Newfoundland: $100,000 to expatriate doctors to return to province


SAINT-JEAN, NL — Newfoundland and Labrador is trying to encourage doctors, nurses and paramedics working outside the province to return home.

The government is offering $100,000 to physicians born, educated, trained or practicing in the province to return to Newfoundland and Labrador to work for at least five years.

Nurses and paramedics who meet the same criteria will be eligible for a payment of at least $50,000 if they commit to working in the province for at least three years.

Health Minister Tom Osborne told reporters that those with a connection to the province are more likely to stay.

However, health care professionals who have no connection to the province, but who nevertheless choose to practice there, will be eligible for incentives ranging from $25,000 to $50,000.

The incentive program is part of the provincial Come Home Year 2022 campaign, launched last year to encourage those who have moved to return to the province.


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