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Registered Nurse - Primary Care

Indigenous Services Canada

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Registered Nurse - Primary Care

Indigenous Services Canada



Community Health Nurses deliver comprehensive and community health nursing services to remote and/or isolated First Nations communities within Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Quebec. They provide in-depth nursing knowledge, skills, clinical expertise and advanced judgment through consultation, clinical practice, leadership, and facilitate knowledge transfer through health promotion and disease prevention.


Official Language Proficiency

·              Various language requirements depending on the position being staffed.

·              This selection process may be used to staff similar positions within Indigenous Services Canada with various linguistic profiles including English essential or bilingual imperative (BBB, CBC or CCC).

·              For Quebec Region: Positions are bilingual ONLY and candidates must be willing to take Second Language Evaluations.  This means the candidate must be able to communicate (read, write and speak) fluently in English and French.

·               Second Language Evaluations will be completed for your second official language


Occupational Certification

·            Eligibility for registration as a registered nurse in a province or territory of Canada.


Essential Experience

Recent* and Significant** experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) providing Community Health or Primary Care nursing services in one or more of the following areas:

•    Community Health (Public Health and Home and Community Care)

•    Primary Care

•    Urgent or Emergency Care

•    Acute or Intensive Care


Recent* is defined as within the last three years

Significant** is defined as at least one year of experience with the candidate performing complex activities related to this task


•   Applicants interested in working in Quebec must be required to have a minimum of two years’ experience obtained within the last five years as a Registered Nurse (RN) providing Community Health or Primary Care nursing services in one or more of the areas listed above



All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates on the below competencies:

•    Demonstrating Integrity and Respect for Diversity

•    Thinking Things Through

•    Working Effectively with Others

•    Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented

•    Dependability

•    Adaptability

•    Communication (Oral)

•    Communication (Written)

•    Continuous Learning


About Us

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.


What We Offer

With ISC, your work becomes your inspiration. ISC nurses face a unique set of challenges, meaning every day is a new opportunity to grow personally and professionally. As an ISC nurse, you will immerse yourself in a First Nations community where the relationships you build and the connections you make will last a lifetime. 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.

Come for the experience. Stay for the people. Enjoy the rewards.


Important Messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Assessment accommodation

Please note that salary and applicable allowances will be prorated based on scheduled work hours and may vary depending on work location.

Please note that effective July 15, 2022, our experience requirements have changed. If you have previously applied and wish for your application to be reviewed, please contact


Intent of the process

We are recruiting experienced nurses to fill various positions available in remote and/or isolated First Nations communities in Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta.

A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be established to staff similar or identical positions at Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) with various linguistic profiles and/or requirements as well as tenures (acting, assignment/secondment, deployment, term and/or indeterminate) and/or security clearance (reliability or secret), which may vary according to the position being staffed.


Organizational Needs

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal Persons, Women, Visible Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities.


Other Information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.


Information on employment equity

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.



Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.


Full Time, Various

$80,948 to $92,653 (plus applicable allowances), or $96,747 to $130,579 (per annum inclusive of applicable allowances)

Remote Communities


Registered Nurse - Primary Care

Indigenous Services Canada