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, in fully licensed private long term care and community care facilities alongside health professionals. Students have the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience while contributing to our health care system and services.

The application process is open to on-line applications from February 1, 2021 - to March 14, 2021.

*Program is subject to change based on budget approval.

Am I eligible to apply? 

You must be legally entitled to work in Canada and either be:      

  • a Grade 12 student graduating in summer 2021 and planning to take a post-secondary health care program in the fall, OR
  • a post secondary student currently enrolled in a health related program who is returning to school in the fall to study in the same program, OR
  • a graduating post secondary student who will be returning to school to study another health care program.

ATTENTION Nursing Students: If you have successfully completed three years of a Bachelor Degree in Nursing program, please apply to the Nursing Student Summer Employment Program and not the Health Care Futures Program.  Students of a Bachelor Degree in Nursing program who have successfully completed one or two years of a nursing program and students who have successfully completed a full year of a Licensed Practical Nursing program are encouraged to apply to Health PEI to work as casual Resident Care Worker or Patient Care Worker within Health PEI facilities. 

What is the deadline to apply?

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm AST on March 14, 2021.

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 in June and one in July. Student rates of pay are subject to change:

  • Grade 12 graduates - $13.74/hr (2021 student rates of pay)
  • Post secondary students - $ 15.12/hr (2021 student rates of pay)

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 to provide basic contact information; education information; job and work site preferences; recent employment and relevant volunteer experience; and for employment or volunteer references and their contact information.

Please note: resumes are not required.

When will I know if I have been selected?

All applicants will be notified via email on the status of their application by June 1, 2021.

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: 902-620-3874
Fax: 902-620-3875