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TYPE OF HCP : Long Term Care
LOCATION : Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
SITES : 82
NURSES : 1,700 RNs and RPNs
TOTAL STAFF : 15,000
ALLIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS:Dieticians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers
Nursing Positions
RN : Yes
RPN : Yes
CLINICAL PROGRAMS : Long-term Care, Restorative Care, Palliative Care, Comprehensive Restorative Exercise, Physiotherapy, Respite Care, Rehabilitation Therapy
CONTRACTS : Full-time, Part-time positions with benefits and Casual positions available
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS : College and University placements accepted at all locations
Nursing Support
LEADERSHIP : Director of Care, Assistant Director of Care, Clinical Coordinators, MDS RAI Coordinators
ORIENTATION : Flexible orientation, mentoring/shadowing with other nurses, educational components, in-services



A subsidiary of Extendicare REIT, Extendicare Canada Inc. (ECI) operates 82 nursing and retirement centres across Canada with capacity for approximately 11,500 beds, and also manages one chronic care hospital in Ontario.

Our professional nursing staff offer client-centered services 24 hours a day, nurturing a commitment to the daily health and welfare of our residents. Whether it is in long-term care, short-stay beds, convalescent care or assisted living, our services require skilled professionals. ECI nurses have top assessment and time management skills in addition to their capable health provision abilities. These crucial skills are applied in different settings and circumstances in a variety of roles and responsibilities; this may include assisting residents to transition from hospital beds to recuperation facilities, developing a resident’s care plan, or supervising an entire unit.

Our operations maintain a budget for nurses’ education and training to ensure that they are prepared to address our residents’ continually evolving needs. Moreover, opportunities are provided each year to attend conferences and to become certified in a specific area of care. For RNs interested in pursuing management opportunities, there are a variety of potential roles for nurses at Extendicare, including Assistant Director of Care, Director of Care and Administrator positions.

At Extendicare, our culture is based on Courtesy, Attitude, Responsibility and Excellence: C.A.R.E. When you join the Extendicare team, you join a team that values both our clients and each other, and you join a workplace where you will feel valued and appreciated.


ParaMed is an operating division of Extendicare (Canada) Inc. and has been providing a wide range of home health care and workplace health and wellness services since 1974. ParaMed provides high quality 24-hour comprehensive home health care, elderly care and support services in homes across Canada. In addition, our teams of high-skilled professionals offer health care services, such as health and wellness and immunization clinics and corporate wellness education programs in many environments. ParaMed is also involved in providing health record clearance for clinical pre-placements through the Requisite Program.

Orientation begins with a generic level of familiarization, and advances into the Standardized Nursing Orientation Program. Upon completion, RNs and RPNs will have the resources and support to begin their role as a home health care nurse, including a preceptorship experience, skills development training and an established learning plan. Learning is rewarding and at ParaMed applying new knowledge can offer a gratifying challenge.

At ParaMed Home Health Care, our goal is to assist clients to get better and achieve a functioning level of independence. Assigned nurses enter homes prepared to make a holistic assessment and work with clients in developing a health plan conducive to their needs. Nurses work within dedicated interdisciplinary teams of health professionals, family members and other care providers.

ParaMed offers their nurses the opportunity for career advancement into one of our many leadership roles. In addition, we encourage participation at annual conferences that strengthen our nurses’ knowledge base. Nurses are able to attend these educational gatherings to interact with colleagues in a positive environment that facilitates sharing information. The learning at ParaMed is an ongoing process so that our nurses continually feel competent in carrying out their work.

ParaMed nurses become knowledgeable in community and workplace health and wellness services, and create the best possible outcomes that enhance the quality of life and well-being for all clients. By helping people get better to meet their health care needs, ParaMed nurses experience the rewarding outcomes in assisting their clients Get Better.

By helping people get better to meet their health care needs, ParaMed nurses experience the rewarding outcomes in assisting their clients Get Better.