Healthcare and Clinical Careers

From personal care to nutritional planning, wellness programming and clinical leadership, Shannex offers a variety of healthcare roles such as:

*Recent LPN graduates (2022 or later) could be eligible for up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement and/or up to $1,000 relocation reimbursement. Conditions apply.

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What you gain

Working with seniors adds value to our lives and work experiences. They will share stories, advice and humour with you and be curious about your background, family and hobbies. You will get to know their family and share a bond that is only possible outside of a critical care environment. You will take pride in being known as an elder ally. Additionally, our healthcare and clinical team members: 

  • Build critical skills in communication and emotional intelligence ​
  • Apply your full scope of practice as a trusted leader on the floor ​
  • Develop an in-demand specialty in an aging Canadian population​
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment with a range of care, cognitive, dietary, wellness and medical needs among older adults  

Work-Life Balance 

Whether you’re working in a licensed nursing home or one of our retirement living communities, Shannex wants you to have a full life, complete with rewarding work, access to support and time for family, friends, personal interests and self-care. 

  • A variety of shift configurations offered in most locations ​
  • A manageable workload with a focus on continuous improvement ​
  • Smooth Week for those in long term care
  • Dedicated workforce coordinators to secure full staffing complement ​
  • Total Rewards Program including vacation, benefits, perks and more 

Welcoming Students & Internationally Educated Nurses

Student Placements & Summer Employment

With dozens of locations in NS and NB, students can explore a career at Shannex while making meaningful connections long before graduation. Students enrolled in practical nursing, registered nursing, nurse practitioner or re-entry programs are encouraged to consider a placement in a Shannex community. Request a placement by emailing Want to gain valuable front line experience as a student? Work with us during the summer, stay with us casually as a student and get a jumpstart on your career! Learn more at  

Work and Learn Program

Shannex invites those with a minimum of five years’ work experience to consider a new career—an opportunity to work toward becoming a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) in Nova Scotia.

  • No formal educational or healthcare experience required ​
  • Your first two weeks will be spent in a classroom setting before transitioning to a clinical placement in one of Shannex’s long term care communities in Nova Scotia.
  • You will be mentored by experienced team members and clinical professionals
  • Enjoy full-time hours and benefits immediately 

Internationally Educated Nurses

At Shannex, having diverse and inclusive communities is important to us. With over 400 Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) hired since February 2022, our Great People come from all over the world including countries like the Philippines, India, Nigeria, Brazil, Ukraine, and Vietnam. The experiences and insights IENs provide help continue our growth as we Lead the Way to Better Living.

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Other Career Opportunities

Hospitality and Service Jobs

From culinary and food services to front office reception, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance, our team takes pride in a job well done.

Corporate Services and Leadership

Every day, skilled experts in HR, IT, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Communications and Management support operations, team members and residents alike.

Care at Home

Provide one-on-one assistance to residents in the comfort of their home. Care at Home offers flexible schedules, training and growth opportunities.