Mount Waddington

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Discover Rural & Remote Nursing

Located at the northern tip of Vancouver Island Mount Waddington consists of four municipalities -- Alert Bay, Port Alice, Port Hardy and Port McNeill. These small, but community focused settlements in the district offer quiet living among some of Canada’s most beautiful landscapes. These pristine and rugged landscapes with rich cultural, wildlife and recreational experiences are waiting to be discovered. Educational services, up to college level, and a complete spectrum of health services makes this region a desirable place to live and work, for individuals and families. 

Where is Mount Waddington? View the Mount Waddington regional map.

Come work, stay and play on a short-term or permanent basis.

Why Live and Work in Mount Waddington?

Work Environment

Aside from the benefit of working within a broad inter-professional team, Nurses are able to work in exciting practices, treating patients throughout the continuum of care. 

The Facilities 

Cormorant Island Community Health Center (CICHC)

Cormorant Island Community Health Center (CICHC) has four inpatient beds, an Emergency Department with one stretcher and a trauma room to service approximately 1200 island residents.

Port McNeill Hospital (PMH)

Located 195 kilometers north of Campbell River, Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) has 10 inpatient beds, an Emergency Department with four stretchers and a trauma room to service approximately 3000 Vancouver Island citizens. It is the low risk obstetrics site on the North Island and has a Regional Observation room for patient certified under the MHA.

Port Hardy Hospital (PHH)

Port Hardy Hospital (PHH) has 12 inpatient beds, an Emergency Department with 4 stretchers and a trauma room to service approximately 3500 Vancouver Island citizens.

Financial Incentives

When you join these communities on a permanent basis, you will be supported with the following incentives below:

For Regular roles:

  • Relocation Reimbursement up to $5000
  • Rural & Remote Incentive Grant ($15,000) may be available for permanent positions
  • Access to enhanced specialty nurse education programs

For Casual roles:

  • Access to enhanced specialty nurse education programs
  • Travel costs or mileage equivalency may be covered
  • Accommodation may be provided at the travel location


Enjoy ample outdoor activities year round within these beautiful coastal landscapes. Hike, bike or horseback ride along thousands of kilometres of trails. Fish, swim or paddle along pristine waterways. Sports like skiing or snowmobiling are popular ways take in the pristine beauty of winter. No matter what activities you decide to do, you’ll find yourself immersed in culturally rich communities that are all their own.

Want an up close and personal view of the area from the people who live and work there? Watch our Mount Waddington recruitment video:

Ready to learn more? Email to talk to one of our recruiters today. 

Ready to take the next step? Apply now at one of the following links:

Registered Nurses - Full-time
Registered Nurses - Casual
Licensed Practical Nurses - Casual

We review all applications and will contact you to discuss the opportunities further and co-design a flexible plan that best meets your availability.

Curious about other opportunities in the Mount Waddington area besides Nursing? Learn more about the Mount Waddington Rehabilitation services.