Request a Health Care Futures Student

Applications open from February 10 until March 20, 2020.

The Health Care Futures Program exposes Grade 12 graduates and post-secondary students to health care fields in Prince Edward Island.

Is my health care facility eligible to apply?

A public health care facility or a fully licensed private nursing home or community care facility that can provide a summer employment opportunity for one or more students to work along side health professionals to gain meaningful work experience while contributing to your health care services is eligible to apply.

Summer full-time work placements (37.5 hours per week) starting in June (11 weeks) and July (8 weeks) are offered to eligible students currently enrolled in a post-secondary health program and students who graduate Grade 12 in June and plan to pursue a health career.

The Health Care Futures program is committed to providing a well-rounded, full-time work experience to students pursuing a career in health care.  If you do not have enough work to accommodate a student full-time, please consider sharing or rotating duties and work hours among other areas within your facility.

Program is subject to change based on budget approval.

What is the deadline to apply?

Applications open from February 10 until March 20, 2020.

What do I need to complete the online request form?

In addition to your current contact information, you will be asked to provide:

  • A name and contact information for the individual supervising the student(s);
  • The name of your health care facility and worksite/department;
  • The number of students you are able to hire; and,
  • A list of duties the student(s) will be expected to perform.

Do I have to pay the student(s) salary?

Private facilities are required to enter into a Collaborative Agreement with the Government of Prince Edward Island.  One condition of the agreement is a commitment to provide 50% of the students wages as defined in the Agreement. 

When will I know if a student has been placed at our site for the summer?

You will receive confirmation of student placements by early May, 2020.

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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