Schools, Real Estate & Other Amenities

Cape Breton South’s communities are bustling with culturally diverse education, low-cost real estate, and substantial economic development potential. You will find something for everyone in our communities!

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Recreation & Lifestyle

Take a hike in our many, all-season, trail systems, including the 10km Port Hawkesbury Trails System, designed for people of all abilities. Ocean views, and access to beaches are never more than a thirty-minute drive away in Cape Breton South. Indulge in the many outdoor and indoor activities our facilities have to offer.

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Our home: Cape Breton Island

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Cape Breton South

Reimagine your healthcare career in an upbeat atmosphere, where you will meet locals who are passionate about their communities. The communities are close-knit and picturesque, comprised of mostly small fishing and mining villages.
Cape Breton South’s roots are rich in Mi’kmaq, Acadian, Scottish, and Irish history. A visit to our local artisans shops, or a stop at our various museum’s is a must when visiting the area.
Whether it’s adventure, solitude, or a mix of both you are after, we have something everyone can enjoy.

Healthcare Assets

St. Anne Community & Nursing Care Centre

St. Anne Centre is a non-profit, community-owned health centre, located in Arichat. This accredited Centre includes a combination of 29 long-term care beds and acute care, as well as a heliport for emergency airlifts.

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Richmond Villa

Located in picturesque, St. Peter’s, NS. Richmond Villa is a modern long-term care facility that houses 59 beds for patients with complex care needs. The Villa also offers respite care to families in need and assisted living apartments.

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Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre

This collaborative health practice focuses on the health and wellness needs of their community. Located in L’Ardoise, the Health Centre has a wide range of services they offer to the surrounding areas of Richmond County from seniors support to specialty clinics.

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Strait Richmond Hospital

Serving the citizens of the Strait Area and Richmond County, this 20-bed hospital is located in Evanston, about 10 minutes away from the region’s largest commercial/service centre, Port Hawkesbury. The Strait Richmond Hospital offers a wide range of services from in-patient and out-patient care to renal dialysis services. Supported by an active hospital foundation.

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Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home

Operated by MacLeod Group, the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, located in the Town of Port Hawkesbury. This long-term care facility is equipped with 66 beds, offering respite care and independent living, with 24/7 supervision and assistance.

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EHS & First Responders

Emergency Health Services has bases in both Port Hawkesbury and St. Peter’s, NS. EHS paramedics and volunteer first responders play a critical part in our health-care system. They are responsible for providing emergency response services in their communities. There are 13 volunteer fire departments throughout the region and the majority of the departments have qualified…

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Practicing Here?

Already practicing here and have questions we can assist you with? 

Our Program Director is here to provide full support in answering questions or directing you to those who have answers, as well as assisting with settlement and ongoing needs as you get acquainted with the communities and build a home in Cape Breton South.

Gina MacDonald

Program Director

40 School Rd, L’Ardoise, Nova Scotia B0E 1S0


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