Learn more about becoming a travel nurse
Why choose travel nursing?
Travel nursing allows you to apply your skills in an unconventional way that often leads to better work-life balance and the freedom to explore Alberta, Canada, or anywhere else on your list while you’re on your days off.
What roles are you currently hiring for?
We are always looking for qualified Nurse Managers, Registered Nurses, and LP Nurses, but we have also been known to place Health Care Aides, Mental Health Therapists, Respiratory Therapists. If you are looking for an unconventional way to apply your skill set we encourage all health care workers to apply so we have your information on record and if a position opens up we will reach out.
Where are these roles located?
We’ve worked with health care facilities across Canada, but are currently focused on recruiting for roles in Alberta.
I currently work for AHS but am looking to make a change. Will you accept my application?
Unfortunately, because we currently recruit on behalf of AHS we are unable to put your application through while you are an employee.
What are the requirements to work in Alberta?
If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) you will need to obtain a permit from the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).
To practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta, individuals must be registered and have a valid Practice Permit from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).
I’m not legally eligible to work in Canada. Can I still apply?
At this time, you must be legally allowed to work in Canada to join our team.
How much do travel nurses get paid?
Travel nurses get paid anywhere between $80 - $120 per hour depending on the role, your experience, and the location.
Do you cover accommodations?
Yes, we will arrange your accommodations and share that information with you before you start.
Do you offer a per diem allowance?
Per diem varies on location.
Do you cover travel expenses?
Once you accept a placement and we agree to a start date, your flight will be booked for you. If you choose to drive yourself, we’ll discuss a travel rate with you before your start date.
Do you provide a rental vehicle?
This depends on the location of your placement. If you are approved to rent a vehicle we provide a daily allowance, but leave it up to you to make arrangements with a rental agency and ensure you have the appropriate insurance coverage.
Once I get hired, how quickly will I be placed in a role?
This largely depends on the roles that are available and how quickly you can get your Alberta Nursing License (If you don’t already have it), a Vulnerable Sector Check, and proof of current BLS. We also need to know your location preferences.
Do I have a choice in where I get placed?
During your interview we will let you know what the current opportunities are and note your preferences on your file. It is important to know that the more restrictive you are about where you get placed the longer you may wait for the right role.
Can I say no to a placement offer?
We want to make sure that every placement is the right fit for everyone which is why we have a rigorous screening process. This allows us to understand not only your skills and training, but where and how the community can best benefit from those skills and training.
What if my placement isn’t the right fit?
If you have concerns with your placement we ask that you reach out to your recruiter right away to talk through options with you.
I understand that my first placement will be a three month contract. What happens after that?
At the end of your three month contract you have the option to extend your contract at your existing placement or choose another placement. If you’ve decided that travel nursing isn’t for you, you always have the option to terminate your contract after 90 days.
How do I get paid?
We will pay you bi-weekly by direct deposit based on the hours submitted in your timesheets.