Compensation and benefits

At Kingston Health Sciences Centre we offer competitive salaries and a range of benefits that support the needs of our employees.

Many KHSC employees are represented by collective agreements that are centrally bargained with the province of Ontario. These include agreements with the Ontario Nurses Association (ONA), the Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Professional Institute of Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).

For our non-union staff, our compensation philosophy is to set our rates to match the 50th percentile of teaching hospitals and large community hospitals with a budget of greater than $100 Million


Extended Health Coverage
This plan provides partial reimbursement for supplementary health services such as: pay direct prescription drugs, private hospital room coverage, eye exams/glasses/contact lenses in addition to various paramedical services such as massage and physiotherapy.

This plan provides for reimbursement of basic, restorative, and orthodontic services, subject to maximums and Dental Fee guide.

Life Insurance
Life insurance benefits are offered through the hospital. Supplementary life and dependant life insurance are available at group rates.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Additional financial protection is offered to your family in the event of accidental death or dismemberment. This is in addition to any group life insurance benefit.

Short-Term Sickness
Short term sick leave benefits are provided in the event of non-occupational illness or injury. The entitlement varies depending on the group and length of service with the hospital.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (HOODIP)
A percentage of income continuance is provided in the event it's determined that an employee is unable to perform their occupation. For part-time employees who are ineligible, you can purchase benefits from the Health Care Providers Group Insurance Plan.

In addition, KHSC offers all statutory benefits such as Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, and Workers Safety and Insurance Board coverage.

Time Off From Work

Statutory Holidays
Each year, there are 12 paid statutory holidays. Casual and part-time employees are offered a percentage in lieu of benefits, sick leave, and statutory holidays.

Vacation entitlement varies depending on the group and your length of employment. Casual and part-time employees typically receive a percentage in lieu of vacation.

Pregnancy/Parental Leave:
The amount of the supplemental benefit, the length of the leave and any other allowances during such leave are outlined in the applicable collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment.

Prepaid Leave Plans
The Prepaid Leave Plan allows employees to defer a portion of their salary to finance a specified future leave of absence in order to pursue educational, career related or other personal development goals. The plan is both convenient and tax effective.

Employment Standards Act leave options
KHSC provides all Employment Standards Act leave options, including Family Medical, Family Caregiver, Critically Ill Child Care, Personal Emergency, Reservist, Religious and Organ Donor.