Saskatoon Health Region
Sakastoon Health Region's employee consulting with a patient in the Breast Health Centre   (Photo credit: Liam Richards)

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Saskatoon Health Region was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2016):

  • Saskatoon Health Region supports its new moms with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 75% of salary for up to 27 weeks) as well as an option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence (depending on employee group)
  • Saskatoon Health Region employees can take advantage of a variety of onsite amenities, including a quiet room for meditation and religious observance, an onsite cafeteria with healthy and special diet menu items, and subsidized memberships to a fitness facility that offers instructor-led classes including yoga and Zumba
  • Saskatoon Health Region invests in the long term development of employees through formal mentoring, in-house and online training programs (including apprenticeship opportunities) and tuition subsidies for job-related courses -- and participates in the "Pathways: IEHP Support, Bridging and Integration" project to offer healthcare work experience to internationally educated health care professionals
Saskatoon Health Region optometrist assessing a patient's optical health at the Eye Care Centre in Saskatoon City Hospital   (Photo credit: Liam Richards)

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 6,642
Part-time employees in Canada 7,424
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 46 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Saskatoon Health Region was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • Saskatoon Health Region established "Awaken the Power of Change", an organizational strategy to increase the representation of employees who self-declare as First Nation, Metis, or Inuit -- the plan includes goals of improving health-care delivery to Aboriginal clients, improving the socio-economic well-being of the health community, and creating a positive working environment for all employees
  • Through Saskatoon Health Region's Bridging into Health Careers Pre-employment program, the organization offers certification training to underemployed or unemployed individuals living in rural Saskatchewan
  • In collaboration with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and Health Canada, Saskatoon Health Region developed a five year strategy to promote the retention of current and future employees who are internationally educated health care professionals (IEHP) called "Pathways: IEPH Support, Bridging and Integration" -- the strategy outlines initiatives related to employment and integration, career planning, peer networking, mentorship and financial support for IEHPs who require credential assessment services or reimbursement for fees associated with language training, qualification tests and assessments, and tuition for bridging programs
Saskatoon Health Region employees chat in the Rest Area

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 6,642
Workforce representation female employees (87 %), visible minority employees (6.22 %), Aboriginal employees (4.79 %)
Diversity programs for visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, internationally educated professionals
Employee resource groups Peer Network to help Aboriginal employees connect
Formal commitment Awaken the Power of Change (organizational strategy to increase the representation of employees who self-declare as First Nation, Metis, or Inuit), Pathways: IEPH Support, Bridging and Integration (five year strategy to promote the retention of current and future employees who are internationally educated health care professionals)
Unique diversity initiatives Bridging into Health Careers Pre-employment program (certification training to underemployed or unemployed individuals living in rural Saskatchewan)
Diversity community partnerships Yellow Quill (career fair), Gabriel Dumont Institute (scholarships), Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (scholarships), Saskatoon Tribal Council (scholarships)

The Career Directory

Saskatoon Health Region has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Saskatoon Health Region employee in the Acute Care Pediatric Unit

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Hospitals
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK
Full-time employees in Canada 6,642
Part-time employees in Canada 7,424
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Pharmacist, Registered Nurse, Continuing Care Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Audiologist, Cardiology Technologist, Health Information Management Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Cytotechnologist, Perfusionist, Licensed Practical Nurse, Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologist, Midwife, Medical Lab Technician, Radiology Technician, Information Technology Analyst, Consultant, Medical Office Assistant, Social Worker, Nutritionist, Sonographer, Phlebotomist, Respiratory Therapist
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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