Benefits & Incentives
As a Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) employee, you will have access to one of the best benefits package in the province.
In addition to benefits, SHA employees are also eligible for the Saskatchewan Healthcare Employees' Pension Plan (SHEPP).
Current opportunities with the SHA may be eligible for recruitment and relocation incentives. Incentives are generally offered based on need and location.
Provincial and Federal Incentives
The Government of Saskatchewan website has additional details on Incentives for Health-Care Professionals. Below are some provincial incentives you may be eligible for:
- The Saskatchewan Rural and Remote Recruitment Incentive is a new one-time offering of up to $50,000 that is available to attract new employees in hard-to-recruit positions for rural and remote areas, as well as urban centres that support rural and remote areas to stabilize health services. The incentive packages will range from $30,000 to $50,000 depending on criteria.
- Canadian Student Loan Forgiveness for Family Doctors and Nurses offers Canada Student Loan forgiveness to eligible family doctors, residents in family medicine, nurse practitioners, and nurses who work in under-served rural or remote communities. If you are a nurse or nurse practitioner and you qualify, you could receive up to $20,000 in Canada Student Loan forgiveness over a maximum of five years.
- The Saskatchewan Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners program encourages nurses and nurse practitioners to work in smaller communities. If working in an eligible community, nurses and nurse practitioners will receive forgiveness of one-fifth (20%) of their outstanding Saskatchewan Student Loan debt, up to $4,000 annually, for up to five years, to a maximum of $20,000.
- The Provincial Mentorship Initiative supports all new health-care employees as they transition into the workplace.
- Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation supports educational opportunities for continuing nursing excellence in Saskatchewan by offering a variety of bursaries.
- The Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program provides a rebate up to $20,000 of tuition fees paid by eligible graduates who live in Saskatchewan and who file a Saskatchewan income tax return.
There may also be funds, scholarships and awards available from professional associations and member organizations.