Our History

Based in Cambridge Ontario, the Canadian Health Care Agency was founded in 2001 in response to concerns regarding the shortage of nurses in Canada. CHCA specializes in recruiting and training Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners to work in remote, isolated and semi-isolated outpost stations, health centers and hospitals in northern Canada.  

Our History

The Canadian Health Care Agency (CHCA) was founded in 2001 in response to severe staffing shortages in Canada’s north.  To assist with the shortages nurses were selected and trained to work in an advanced scope in order to provide the communities with the care they so desperately need. 

CHCA commenced operations in Northern Ontario with nurses working in a very advanced and independent role with very few resources.  The word quickly spread of the quality of the care provided by CHCA nurses and soon after CHCA expanded to begin providing services in Nunavut and Northern Manitoba.

It has been over 20 years since inception and CHCA is going strong thanks to the core principles from 2001. These guiding principles are;

  • Being a respectful and supportive employer that provides challenging and meaningful work for our nurses.


  • Providing superior service to our clients through our dedication and reliability.