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Health Care Futures Program

The Health Care Futures Program provides Island students with summer employment in health care facilities and Department of Health and Wellness programs throughout the province.

Students from across the Island will be hired to work in the public health care sector and in fully licensed private nursing homes along side health professionals. Students have the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience while contributing to our health care services.

One of the program's primary objectives is to expose students to the health care field. Opportunities for students to observe health care professionals at work are important to the program's success.

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

There are two types of full-time (37.5 hours per week) placements - one beginning in June (11 weeks) and one in July (8 weeks). Student rates of pay will be: (subject to change)
-  Grade 12 graduates - $11.63/hr.
-  Post secondary students - $12.79/hr. 

To be eligible, students must:
 - complete Grade 12 as of June of this year and be interested in pursuing a health related career, and/or
 - be currently enrolled in a health related education program.

Students 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.


Apply by clicking on the following link:  Summer 2017 Health Care Futures Application Form

Program is subject to budgetary approval.



Department of Health and Wellness
Health Recruitment and Retention Secretariat
16 Fitzroy St., 3rd Floor Sullivan, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8
(902) 620.3874
(902) 620.3875




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