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Government expands criteria for health Come Home Incentive


The Provincial Government has expanded the criteria for the healthcare professions eligible to receive the Come Home Incentive.


The incentive is now available for eligible Clinical Psychologists, Respiratory Therapists, Radiation Therapists (including Dosimetrists), Cardiology Technologists and Medical Physicists.


It is available to eligible individuals from the province who have been living outside the province for at least six months.


In order to qualify for the program, at least one of the following criteria must be applicable:

  • Born in Newfoundland and Labrador;

  • Trained in Newfoundland and Labrador;

  • Performed residency in Newfoundland and Labrador;

  • Educated in Newfoundland and Labrador;

  • Previously practiced in Newfoundland and Labrador for a period greater than 12 months; or

  • Have other ties to Newfoundland and Labrador considered on a one-off basis, using the professional judgment of the regional health authority in the spirit and intent of this incentive.


Once the criteria has been met, eligible applicants may then qualify for one of the following incentives:

  • Clinical Psychologist: $50,000 for three year return-in-service agreement;

  • Radiation Therapist (including Dosimetrists): $50,000 for three year return-in-service agreement;

  • Cardiology Technologist: $50,000 for three year return-in-service agreement;

  • Medical Physicist: $50,000 for three year return-in-service agreement; or

  • Respiratory Therapist: $50,000 for three year return-in-service agreement.


While this initiative is aimed at ex-patriate Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, incentives are also available for non-Newfoundland and Labrador residents at the following rates and service agreements:

  • Clinical Psychologist: $25,000 for three year return-in-service agreement;

  • Radiation Therapist (including Dosimetrists): $25,000 for three year return-in-service agreement;

  • Cardiology Technologist: $25,000 for three year return-in-service agreement;

  • Medical Physicist: $25,000 for three year return-in-service agreement; or,

  • Respiratory Therapist: $25,000 for three year return-in-service agreement.


To qualify, applicants are required to have a job offer from one of the regional health authorities.


As of December, approximately 30 individuals have accepted offers from the original Come Home 2022 incentive, at a value of approximately $2.2 million.


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