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 and full-time opportunities exist for RNs, LPNs, and RPNs. Check back regularly for full and part-time FTE opportunities.

  • Incentive pay of $6 per hour 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

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. Part-time FTE will soon be posted, offering nurses an FTE of their choice split between two or more work locations or facilities.

Casual, part-time and full-time Travel Nurse opportunities are also 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?

At least half of the agreed-upon FTE (for part-time and full-time float pool nurses) 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.

Current opportunities

More information and new opportunities coming soon. Check back regularly as more positions and facility options are posted.


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Current Opportunities – check back regularly as more are posted

Prairie Mountain Health

Dauphin Regional Health Centre
Casual and Full Time Float Pool nursing positions available!

Work in the heart of Manitoba’s most scenic region, the Parkland region, at Dauphin Regional Health Centre (DRHC). Casual and full-time float pool nursing positions are currently available in the following areas:

  • Emergency Department
  • Operation Room
  • Medicine

Wage premiums, paid travel and accommodation incentives are available to successful candidates.
Apply today to work a portion of your time at the newly renovated DRHC.

The facility underwent an extensive expansion which was completed in 2020 to include a new MRI building and expanded Emergency Department /Special Care Unit area with enhanced treatment, exam and observation rooms, a more efficient patient registration layout and a larger waiting area and central nursing stations with direct visual of patients.

Known for the warmth and welcoming nature of its community, Dauphin is also surrounded by natural beauty and opportunity for outdoor play/recreation.  Nestled between the beautiful Riding Mountain National Park and Duck Mountain Provincial Park, it is a gateway to pristine wilderness, wildlife and clear blue lakes offering extensive trail systems for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross country skiing and sandy beaches and swimming areas in summer months.

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

Pine Falls Health Complex
Casual and Full Time Float Pool nursing positions available!

Work surrounded by the beauty of the woodlands and water at Pine Falls Health Complex!

This picturesque area is surrounded by beauty and wonder, from the hydro dams to the rich forest to the sandy beaches, there is something for every enthusiast. Located just 132 km northeast of Winnipeg it is a quick retreat from city life. Fishing, hunting and snowmobiling are just a few of the things that draw the tourists to this community.

Located within the facility is the Giigewigamig Traditional Healing Centre. It is open to the public and gives nurses the opportunity to to provide better, more culturally appropriate health care services to families in Sagkeeng, Black River, Hollow Water, and Bloodvein First Nations and the surrounding Métis communities. Giigewigamig provides space for traditional healers and elders, an additional nurse practitioner, a First Nation and Métis outreach liaison, a medical lab assistant and spaces for support services. 

Casual and full-time float pool nursing positions are available in the Emergency Department. Wage premiums, paid travel and accommodation incentives are available to successful candidates. Apply today to work a portion of your time in Pine Falls, Manitoba!

Lakeshore General Hospital – Ashern
Casual and Full Time Float Pool nursing positions available!

With its rolling agricultural landscapes and local beaches boasting fine sand and clear water, Ashern offers nurses a place of work and many sources of year round outdoor enjoyment and relaxation. Construction is underway to expand Lakeshore General Hospital’s inpatient unit and add emergency department treatment spaces. This hospital is the first that Manitobans will encounter when travelling south from the northwestern part of the Interlake. The area’s communities offer a rich diversity of cultures and warm welcomes.  

Casual and full-time float pool nursing positions are available in Acute Care. Wage premiums, paid travel and accommodation incentives are available to successful candidates. Apply today to work a portion of your time in Ashern, Manitoba!

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 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 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 ( 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 and any changes to be assessed based on operational needs, in consultation with the nurse. 

Am I able identify my preferred shifts?

Yes, participating nurses will be able to have flexible scheduling related to their preferred shifts (day, evening or nights) according to the 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 are all available for eligible time worked at a “float” location or facility.

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 $45 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 Float Pool are entitled to participate in 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 clinical need – will be considered 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 will determine the duration of the float pool rotations however participating nurses will be scheduled for a minimum of 50 percent of shifts at the “float” rotation.

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 based on described needs by Service Delivery Organizations for multiple 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.

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.

How can I learn more about the Provincial Float Pool Program?

More information will be available in the coming months. Please direct any questions for additional information to

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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