Provincial Nursing Float Pool

Nursing Opportunities exist in communities large and small across Manitoba. Experience the hospitality of a new-to-you community or facility, work in a different area or specialty, and enjoy the flexibility of being a member of Manitoba’s Provincial Nursing Float Pool.

Benefits include salary incentives, flexible scheduling, paid travel / accommodations and more! Casual opportunities exist for RNs, LPNs, and RPNs. Check back regularly for full and part-time FTE opportunities.

  • Incentive pay of $6 per hour or an additional 15% of current wage, whichever is greater, for hours worked at “float” location or facility
  • Diverse experience – work in different settings and teams to enhance your skills and expand your scope of practice
  • Varied assignments and flexible scheduling – identify your preferred communities and facilities
  • Paid travel time (at your regular pay) and mileage calculated to and from your “float” location or facility*
  • Paid accommodations (arranged for you) depending on location and duration of assignment
  • Paid sick time and health benefits**

*When the “float” facility is outside of the defined travel radius from your determined home location, as agreed upon with the Float Pool manager.

**Applicable to FTE float pool positions only.

What is the Provincial Nursing Float Pool?

Casual and full-time nurses are now being hired into the Provincial Nursing Float Pool to work at locations or facilities across the province, offering nurses an FTE of their choice split between, two or more work locations or facilities. Part-time Float Pool opportunities will soon be available.

Casual, part-time and full-time Travel Nurse opportunities are currently available for nurses interested in working in Northern Manitoba communities/facilities. Visit the Travel Nursing webpage for more information.

How does the Float Pool work?

A portion of the agreed-upon FTE must be worked at a “float location or facility” in need of nursing support. Provincial Float Pool nurses will have the ability to identify their preferred health region(s), facility(ies), and work location/specialty area where they are interested in working their “float” shifts.

Flexible scheduling and guaranteed hours. Paid travel time, mileage, incentive pay and accommodation for “float” hours worked.

Questions?
Contact: [email protected]

Current Opportunities – check back regularly as more are posted

Prairie Mountain Health Region

Explore Manitoba’s rolling hills and picturesque landscapes in Prairie Mountain Health (PMH). Covering approximately 67,000 sq. kilometers, PMH is the home of our province’s second largest city, Brandon, and the stunning views of Riding Mountain National Park.

Wage premiums, paid travel and accommodation incentives are available to successful candidates.

Apply for a casual and full-time position in of Prairie Mountain Health’s communities below.

Acute Care:

  • Dauphin Regional Health Centre
  • Brandon Regional Health Centre
  • Minnedosa Health Centre
  • Glenboro Health Centre

Long-Term Care:

  • Benito Health Centre Personal Care Home
  • Swan River Valley Personal Care Home
  • Valley Lodge Personal Care Home

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

With an area of 61,000 square kilometers, Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (IERHA) extends east to the Ontario border, north to the 53rd parallel, west to the eastern shores of Lake Manitoba and south to Winnipeg’s north perimeter dipping down just past Winnipeg to slightly below the Trans-Canada Highway eastwards to Ontario. Named for its location between the province’s two biggest lakes, the region is home to an abundance of beautiful lakes, rivers, beaches with plenty of activities, events and festivals.

Wage premiums, paid travel and accommodation incentives are available to successful candidates.

Apply for a casual or full-time position in one of the Interlake-Eastern communities below:

Acute Care:

  • Lakeshore General Hospital (Ashern)
  • Beausejour Health Centre
  • Pine Falls Health Complex
  • Stonewall & District Health Centre
  • Selkirk Regional Health Centre

Long-Term Care:

  • Sunnywood Personal Care Home (Pine Falls)

Southern Health-Santé Sud

Located in the Canadian Prairies, the Southern Health-Santé Sud region touches the lakes, rivers and farmlands stretching far across the eastern and western boundaries of south-central Manitoba. Southern Health-Santé Sud includes a vast landscape ranging from the Pembina River and Valley including lush, fertile farmland to the Canadian Shield, boasting historic river waterways, beautiful lakes as well as unspoiled nature and pristine wilderness. This beautiful scenic backdrop balanced with a culturally rich population, paddling safaris, lively gatherings and festival fun make it the ideal place to live and work.

Wage premiums, paid travel and accommodation incentives are available to successful candidates.

Apply for casual or full-time positions in Southern Health-Santé Sud communities below.

Acute Care:

  • Portage District General Hospital
  • Boundary Trails Health Centre

Northern Health Region

Spanning across 396,000 square kilometers, the Northern Health Region (NHR) is geographically the largest of the five RHAs in the province of Manitoba. Within the region, there are:

  • 2 cities (Thompson and Flin Flon);
  • 6 towns (The Pas, Gillam, Grand Rapids, Leaf Rapids, Lynn Lake, Snow Lake);
  • 1 RM (Kelsey);
  • 1 LGD (Mystery Lake);
  • Multiple hamlets and cottage settlements making up “unorganized territories”;
  • 26 First Nations communitites; and
  • 16 Northern Affairs Communities.

Wage premiums, paid travel and accommodation incentives are available to successful candidates.

Apply for casual or full-time positions in one of the Northern Health Region communities below.

Acute Care:

  • Thompson General Hospital
  • St. Anthony’s General Hospital (The Pas)
  • Flin Flon General Hospital
  • Snow Lake Clinic
  • Lynn Lake Hospital
  • Gillam Hospital

Long-Term Care:

  • Thompson General Hospital
  • St. Anthony’s General Hospital (The Pas)
  • Flin Flon General Hospital


If you enjoy an active lifestyle during your off-hours, apply as a Travel Nurse in Manitoba’s northernmost region. Crystal clear lakes, seemingly endless boreal forests and more are less than a five-minute drive from our major centres. This four-season playground was made for everything from golf, hiking, skiing, sailing, fishing and hunting and snowmobiling.

Learn more about becoming a Travel Nurse: Travel Nursing (healthcareersmanitoba.ca)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do provincial float pool nurses receive pay incentives?

Yes, nurses participating in the Provincial Float Pool will receive incentive pay of $6 per hour or an additional 15% of their current wage, whichever is greater, for all hours worked at “float” location or facility.
Provincial Float Pool nurses are also eligible for the weekend “Super Premium” in addition to the incentive for eligible hours worked at their “float” location.

What is the pay scale for Provincial Float Pool positions

The pay scale for float pool positions will be commensurate to the successful applicant’s level of training and years of experience.

What FTEs would I need to work as part of the Provincial Float Pool?

There will be full-time, part-time and casual positions will be available.

Casual and full-time positions are currently posted for select locations with part-time opportunities coming soon.

Casual, full and part-time Travel Nurse opportunities are available for nurses interested in working in Manitoba’s Northern Health Region. Visit Travel Nursing (healthcareersmanitoba.ca) to learn more.

How is my “home” location or facility determined as part of the float pool?

The “home” location or facility will be determined upon hiring, in discussion with the float pool manager. 

Am I able identify my preferred shifts?

Yes, participating nurses will be able to identify their preferred shifts (day, evening or nights) in discussion with the Float Pool manager and based on the operational needs identified by the “float” community/facility.

With flexible scheduling will I still be able to maintain my benefits?

Yes, there will be ability to maintain benefits with flexible scheduling options for full-time and part-time nurses.

I am currently employed full-time at a health care facility. How do I apply for the Provincial Float Pool?

The Provincial Nursing Float Pool is a unit being established within Shared Health. Casual and full-time postings are currently available for select locations with part-time postings coming soon. If you are interested in joining the Provincial Float Pool, you will need to apply to the job posting.

If I am currently employed at another Service Delivery Organization and I apply for a position in the Provincial Nursing Float Pool, will all hours worked accrue overtime premiums?

Overtime would not apply to hours worked in the Provincial Float Pool as you would be employed by two different legal entities. 

Do I need a certain amount of experience to be eligible for the Provincial Float Pool?

We encourage interested nurses with all levels of experience to apply for positions in the Provincial Float Pool.

Will my travel time and accommodations be paid for?

Yes, required travel time, mileage and accommodations will be paid for when working at a “float” location or facility that is outside of the defined travel radius, as agreed upon with the Float Pool manager.

If I want to stay at a private residence or accommodations while working at my “float” facility, will I receive compensation?

Yes, if you choose to stay at private accommodations while working at the “float” facility, you will receive a $50 per day accommodations stipend in accordance with Shared Health policy.

Will I receive paid sick time and health benefits?

Full-time and part-time nurses participating in the Provincial Float Pool will receive paid sick time and health benefits, commensurate to their working hours in accordance with the MNU Collective Agreement.

Will I receive a pension?

Full-time and part-time nurses participating in the Provincial Float Pool are entitled to participate in the pension plan. Casual nurses participating in the Float Pool may voluntarily opt-in to the pension plan.

Can I identify where I would want to work my “float” time?

Yes. Interested nurses will be able to identify their preferred locations, communities and/or facilities. This information – and operational need – will be discussed with the Float Pool manager as part of finalizing work assignments.

Am I able to work in different program area for my “float” hours?

Yes. Interested nurses can identify which program areas they would prefer to work in during their assignment, where they possess all required training/experience. For example, if you usually work in a surgical area you may request to work in Medicine or another area for your “float” hours. 

Is there a minimum duration for my “float” work rotations?

Flexible scheduling options and operational need will determine the duration of the float pool rotations at a “float facility”.

Can I request to be assigned to the same facility as a nursing colleague?

Yes, nurses will be able to request assignment in pairs to the same “float” facility. This information – along with operational need – will be used to determine scheduling/resources.

Will the “float” site always be the same?

The “float” site may remain the same for the duration of your work rotation. This depends upon the flexible scheduling option chosen and the operational need on the unit.

Can I work in more than one “float” location?

Yes, Float Pool nurses may work at more than one “float” location during their work rotation, depending upon scheduling and operational need.

Can I work in a float pool position at the same facility where I currently hold casual or part-time FTE?

No, the “float facility” must be a different location than where you currently hold an FTE.

Would Provincial Nursing Float Pool assignments be paid as part of regular pay statements?

Provincial float pool nurses will be paid by Shared Health, as part of a recurring bi-weekly pay period while on a work assignment. If you hold another position outside of the Float Pool position, this would be separate from your regular “home” facility pay statements.

Would I be mandated to work additional shifts as a float pool nurse?

Every effort will be made to avoid mandating nurses to work overtime.

Would I need to arrange my own accommodations for when I’m working at the “float” site?

Travel (if required) and accommodations will be arranged and paid for by the Service Delivery Organization once a work assignment has been confirmed.

If I would like to work a lot of shifts within a compressed block of time and then take an extended break, will I continue to receive a regular paycheck for the same amount (pay levelling) or will my paychecks reflect the actual hours I worked or didn’t work within that pay period? 

All hours must be paid in the pay period in which they are worked. Your paychecks will reflect the hours worked in that pay period.

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