Provincial Nursing Float Pool

Nursing Opportunities exist in communities large and small across Manitoba. Start your next nursing adventure today and 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 Nursing Float Pool.

Benefits include salary incentives, flexible scheduling, paid travel / accommodations and more! Casual, part-time, and full-time opportunities exist for RNs, LPNs, and RPNs. Check back regularly for new opportunities in different communities across the province.

  • Premium financial incentives:
    • Incentive Pay
      • Below the 53rd parallel (south of the Northern Health Region): pay of $6 per hour or an additional 15% of current wage, whichever is greater
      • Above the 53rd parallel including the Northern Health Region, Berens River, and Churchill): pay of $10 per hour or an additional 25% of current wage, whichever is greater
    • Eligible for additional Weekend “Super Premium” incentive and Full-Time Nursing Incentive
    • Defined benefits pension plan*
    • Paid sick time and health benefits*
    • When the work facility is 50 km or more from your home address you can receive:
      • Paid travel time (at your regular pay) and mileage calculated to and from your home address
      • Per diem: $60 per day below the 53rd parallel and $65 per day above the 53rd parallel
      • Arranged accommodations (depending on location and duration of assignment)
    • Flexible vacation scheduling
  • Flexible Employment opportunities**
    • Diverse experience – work in different settings and teams to enhance your skills and expand your scope of practice
    • Varied assignments – identify the community and facility where you are interested in working
    • Flexible scheduling – identify your preferred shifts

*Applicable to FTE and casual float pool positions

**Work assignments will be determined based on nurse preference and facility operational need

What is the Provincial Nursing Float Pool?

Casual, part-time and full-time nurses are now being hired into the Provincial Nursing Float Pool and Travel Nursing Program 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 opportunities will soon be available.

How does the Provincial Nursing Float Pool and Travel Nursing Program work?

Provincial Float Pool and Travel nurses will have the ability to identify a list of their preferred health region(s), facility(ies), and work location/specialty area where they are interested in working.

Flexible scheduling and guaranteed hours. Paid travel time, mileage, incentive pay and accommodation for sites that are 50 km away from home address.

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
  • Sunnyside Manor (Birtle)
  • Dauphin Personal Care Home
  • Gilbert Plains 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

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Do nurses in the Provincial Float Pool and Travel Nursing Program receive pay incentives?

Pay incentives vary depending on the location of the work assignment within the province.

Nurses who are assigned to work in locations below the 53rd parallel will receive a premium of $6 per hour OR 15 per cent (whichever is greater), for all hours worked.

Nurses who are assigned to work in locations above the 53rd parallel (Northern Health Region, Berens River, and Churchill) will receive a premium of $10 per hour OR 25 per cent (whichever is greater), for all hours worked. Provincial Float Pool nurses are also eligible for the weekend “Super Premium” and the Full-Time Nursing Incentive in addition to the float pool pay incentive for hours worked.

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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.

Am I able identify my preferred shifts?

Yes, part-time and full-time nurses will be able to identify their preferred shifts and work assignments will be scheduled based on preference and the operational needs of participating health care facilities. Casual nurses may identify and pick up available preferred shifts.

If I apply to become a Provincial Float Pool Nurse, how would I access information related to my position and scheduling?

Nurses participating in the Provincial Nursing Float Pool will receive information via email during onboarding that orients them to the tools they need to be successful in their new position. This information also includes instructions on how to download Microsoft Teams and join the Float Pool Teams channel where forms and information are located pertaining to expense claims and shift scheduling.

If I am currently employed at another Regional Health Authority or within Shared Health and I apply for a casual 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.

It’s important to note, that if you hold a position at a Manitoba health care facility, you will not be able to pick up shifts at that facility through the Provincial Float Pool.

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. Casual nurses may also opt in for EAP.

Will I receive a pension?

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

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 facility. This information – along with operational need – will be used to determine scheduling/resources.

Will my work location in the Provincial Nursing Float Pool change?

Work locations will be determined based on the preference of the nurse and the operational needs of the employer. For part-time and full-time nurses, changes to work locations may be made in order to ensure the maintenance of the nurse’s EFT. These will be made through mutual agreement whenever possible. A minimum of two-weeks’ notice will be given to nurses who may be required to work at a non-preferred site.

Can I work in more than one location?

Yes, participating nurses may work at more than one location during their work rotation, depending upon scheduling and operational need. This also means that you could work your FTE in multiple regions.

Can I work as a Provincial Float Pool Nurse at the same facility where I currently hold casual or part-time FTE?

No, your work assignment must be at a different location than where you currently hold an FTE. It’s important to note, that if you hold a position at a Manitoba health care facility, you will not be able to pick up shifts at that facility through the Provincial Travel Nursing Program. You can pick up shifts in other facilities within the same region.

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 program, this would be separate from your regular 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.

If I would like to work a lot of shifts within a compressed block of time, am I able to take extended time off?

Yes, participating nurses may choose to work compressed shifts over the course of a pay period in order to have additional days off, while maintaining their FTE.

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