Benefits

We offer competitive benefits, including relocation assistance.

Employee Benefit Packages

Benefits offered vary depending on the employee group and status, but most packages would include:

BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)

Provides payment for the cost of required medical, surgical, obstetrical and diagnostic services from practitioners.

Extended Health Care

Provides supplementary coverage for services including prescription drugs, paramedical services, hospital accommodation differential costs and vision care, to name a few.

Dental Coverage

Provides reimbursement for basic, restorative and orthodontic services, coverage is subject to some maximums.

Group Life Insurance

Provides financial protection and is paid to your beneficiary or estate in the event of your death while employed with Providence.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Provides additional financial protection over and above the group life insurance paid to your beneficiary in the event of accidental death while employed with Providence. An accidental dismemberment benefit is paid to you if you lose a limb, sight, hearing or speech as a result of an accident while employed with Providence.

Sick Leave

Provides short-term sick leave benefits in the event of a non-occupational illness or accident.

Long-Term Disability

Provides continuing income if you are unable to work as a result of an accident or sickness after completion of your qualifying period.

Municipal Pension Plan

Provides a pension income that includes employee and employer contributions and is based on your salary and years of service upon retirement. Please click here to learn more.

Paid Vacation and Statutory Holidays

Depending on the employee group, vacation entitlements start at four weeks with additional time accrued based on years of service. Twelve statutory holidays are observed throughout the year.

Special Leave With Pay

Special leave may be granted for compassionate leave, marriage and other special circumstances.

Maternity, Parental and Adoption Leaves

Maternity, parental and adoption leaves are granted based on provisions within the collective agreements or terms and conditions for staff. A supplemental benefit may be payable to eligible employees.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

Confidential, voluntary, short-term counseling is provided for employees to dealing with a range of personal, family and workplace concerns at no cost.

Travel Accident Insurance Plan

If you are enrolled in the BC Medical Services Plan and the Extended Health Plan, you will have coverage for emergency out of country medical expenses when traveling.

Relocation Assistance

PHC is a champion of cultural diversity, welcoming professionals from all backgrounds — from across Canada and to the corners of the globe.

Registered nurses coming from outside of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland to a regular position are eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses to a maximum of $5,000 in the form of a forgiveable loan. The eligible amount depends on the position and program.

This is a forgiveable loan prorated over a one-year period from the start of employment. Should you leave employment within one year then you will be required to repay the outstanding prorated amount.

The relocation allowance can be used in a variety of ways including reimbursement for monies spent on your visa, plane fare and first four weeks of rent after arriving in Vancouver.

After your arrival, one of our recruitment advisors will discuss the reimbursement of your relocation expenses.

Education Opportunities

At Providence, staff are encouraged to grow professionally. We have a number of quality educational opportunities available to staff at no cost. These include instructor led workshops, online learning and self directed packages, to name a few.