Apply to Health Care Futures Program

The Health Care Futures Program exposes students to health care fields in Prince Edward Island. Students will be hired to work in the public health care sector and in fully licensed private nursing homes alongside health professionals. Students have the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience while contributing to our health care services.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 29, 2018. 

*Program is subject to change based on budget approval.

Am I eligible to apply? 

You must be returning to school in the fall and must be legally entitled to work in PEI to be eligible for the Health Care Futures Program.

You must either be a:

  • Grade 12 student graduating in the spring and planning to take a post-secondary health care program in the fall.
  • Post secondary student currently enrolled in a health related program who is returning to school in the fall to study in the same program.
  • Graduating post secondary student who will be returning to school to study another health care program.

You are not eligible to participate in the program for more than two years.

Nursing Students: If you have successfully completed at least one year of a recognized Bachelor Degree in Nursing program or Practical Nursing Diploma program, please apply to the Nursing Student Summer Employment Program and not the Health Care Futures Program. 

What is the deadline to apply?

The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 29, 2018. 

What type of work experience should I expect?

Facility staff will coordinate job duties and supervise the students. Job duties may include duties that enhance the comfort of patients and residents, and duties that provide assistance with social and recreational activities. 

You must indicate your preferred work site from the list of available work site options. The list of available work sites is subject to change. 

If selected, when will I start work?

There are two types of full-time (37.5 hours per week) placements - one beginning in June and one in July. Student rates of pay are subject to change:

  • Grade 12 graduates - $11.89/hr
  • Post secondary students - $ 13.08/hr


How long will the application form take me to complete?

The application form should only take a few minutes to complete, given you have the required information readily available before starting the application. You will be asked basic contact information; education information; job and work site preferences; recent employment and relevant volunteer experience; and employment or volunteer references and their contact information.

Resumes are not required.

When will I know if I have been selected?

All applicants will be notified on the status of their application. Applicants will be notified by email no later than the end of May of the application year. 

Please note: you must provide a Criminal Record Check prior to the employment start date. Some facilities require employees to adhere to a dress code policy.


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General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness

Recruitment and Retention Secretariat

3rd Floor, Sullivan Building
16 Fitzroy Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 620-3872
Fax: (902) 620-3875