Travel Nurse (North Zone Locum)

A win-win proposition

The North Zone Locum program offers an exciting opportunity for registered nurses (RN) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPN) to travel and work in new, unique locations.

Round out your career experience while discovering unique northern cultures.

Experience working to your full scope of practice while taking in Alberta’s natural beauty!


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$39.21 to $51.46 per hour

+ $25.00 per hour premium

Other benefits


Nursing degree

Minimum of one (1) year of nursing experience is required

About the locum

RNs and RPNs who choose to participate in a North Zone locum are placed in a community that best matches their skills and interests.

Placements typically run approximately three weeks, however, the time frame for locums is flexible. There is no formalized minimum or maximum duration for placements.

The location is negotiable across over 40 communities and 115 sites. Locum assignments are based on experience, specialization, availability and location preferences.

Make a Difference

  • Contribute to client care planning and implementation
  • Assess, implement, and evaluate nursing interventions for a diverse patient population
  • Intervene to impact the client’s medical condition, safety and ultimate recovery
  • Work independently (i.e. sole charge) or within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Balance multiple demands and conflicting priorities
  • Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills

Grow Your Career

You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of settings such as: Acute Care, Emergency, Intensive Care, Operating Room, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Continuing Care, Home Care, Public Health and Psychiatry.

Locum nurses have a minimum of one to two years of nursing experience, although more experience is preferred. They are familiar with nursing roles and responsibilities, standards and protocols.


Locum nurses may receive additional incentives including:

  • Temporary premium payment of $25.00 per hour on top of regular wage
  • Temporary daily payment of $50.00 for each day of assignment (excluding Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray)
  • A per diem allowance of $25.40 for each day on assignment
  • Reimbursement for travel costs
  • Accommodation provided by the program at no cost

Travel Nurse

A One-of-a-Kind Experience

From charming villages or bustling cities, Northern Alberta’s communities are as varied as the landscape.

Rolling hills and lakes, prairie, forest and mountain terrain enjoy pleasant summer days. Midnight sunsets make working in northern Alberta a truly unforgettable experience!

If this appeals to you, the North Zone Locum program might just be what you were looking for.

To learn more visit the locum page.