Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System

Credential Earned

Certificate of Completion


  • Part time: 8 weeks


  • Independent, online learning


  • $100 CAD


  • September: September 18, 2023–November 13, 2023
  • October: October 16, 2023–December 11, 2023
  • November: November 20, 2023–January 15, 2024
  • December: December 18, 2023–February 12, 2024

Registration Deadline

  • September: August 28, 2023
  • October: September 25, 2023
  • November: October 30, 2023
  • December: November 27, 2023


This orientation is designed to provide an overview of the Canadian health care system. It introduces concepts, issues, and practices that are relevant for health care providers in Canada. Particular attention will be given to exploring the concepts of health, health promotion, disease prevention, primary health care, population health, collaborative practice, cultural sensitivity, patient-centred care, trauma-informed care, palliative care, patient safety / harm reduction, and Indigenous health.


  • Health care providers who have been educated outside of Canada

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Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System

The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.