The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region has financial recruitment incentives for positions that are considered Hard to Recruit.

Financial Incentives for Hard to Recruit Positions

Prince Albert Parkland Health Region is committed to recruiting and retaining a qualified workforce.  Recognizing that the Region must be competitive in attracting employees into classifications with severe/chronic shortages, the Region offers incentives for Hard to Recruit positions. Please see list below of positions currently designated as Hard- to-Recruit.

2016-2017  Hard to Recruit Positions

  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse – *Rural positions only*
  • Nurse Practitioner – *Rural positions only*
  • Psychologist
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Combined Lab & X-Ray Technician
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer – Dual Credentials

Financial Incentives Available include:

Student Bursary:

Students apply for a Student Bursary in their  final 2 years of study in a “Hard to Recruit” program. The Student Bursary requires a Return in Service (RIS) commitment of 1-2 years of service working with PAPHR in a designated Hard to Recruit position. The funding available for students to apply for are $2,500 for 1 Year RIS or $5,000 for a 2 year RIS.

Relocation Assistance:

If a candidate accepts a permanent full time or permanent part time “Hard to Recruit” position and have to relocate to take the position, they can apply for Relocation Assistance of up to $2,000 (in province) and $4,000 (out of province).

Human Resouurces will require the original receipts from  the move in order to review the application.

Hard to Recruit Incentive Program:

If a candidate accepts a permanent full time or permanent part time “Hard to Recruit” position they can apply for the Hard to Recruit Incentive. The program is paid out in 3 increments totalling $5,000 over a three year period.

RN/RPN Incentive Program - Permanent Positions

If a candidate accepts a permanent full time or permanent part time RN or RPN position in a Rural location, they can apply for this incentive. The program is paid out in 3 increments totaling $10,000 over a three year period.

RN/RPN Incentive Program - Temporary Positions

If a candidate accepts a temporary full time or temporary part time RN or RPN position in a Rural location, they can apply for this incentive. The program will pay out $1,500 after the first 6 months of work with the possibility of continued funding every 6 months if the candidate remains working in temporary rural positions.

Application forms:

Contact information:

Karin Ferris
Human Resources Consultant
Recruitment & Retention         
Phone: 306-765-6433 
Fax:      306-765-6431

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