PEI launches new Psychologist Incentive Program

A new Psychologist Incentive Program will improve access to psychology services and increase support to meet the mental health needs of Islanders.  

“Psychologists are in high demand in Prince Edward Island, and we are pleased to offer this new incentive program to bring even more of these highly qualified professionals to the province. Ensuring Islanders have access to the appropriate mental health supports where and when they need it most is a top priority.” 

- Health and Wellness Minister Ernie Hudson

The incentive offers $15,000 for a two-year return-in-service agreement for psychologists signing on to work for Health PEI. It is available to students in their final year, and recent graduates of, a recognized program such as a doctor of psychology, or an experienced psychologist meeting minimum requirements. 

"As a front-line psychologist closely involved with recruitment, I have witnessed the fierce competition for doctoral level psychologist throughout Canada and the US.  We need many tools available to attract today's top candidates,” said Dr. Jaqueline Goodwin, C. Psych., Chief of Health PEI Psychology Group. “This new investment certainly signals we are committed to bringing more psychologists into our health system in order to benefit the care of Islanders."

To learn more about available positions, please visit: HealthJobsPEI.

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Samantha Hughes
Department of Health and Wellness

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