Quebec beefs up retention bonuses for Nunavik nurses – Nunatsiaq News

Jun 15, 2023

Provincial union celebrates ‘good move’ in improving working conditions

Nurses who work in Nunavik are set to receive a big boost in their annual retention bonuses.

The bonuses are set to increase by 21.43 per cent, from $14,000 to $17,000, Christian Dubé, Quebec’s health minister, announced Wednesday in a French news release.

For nurses working in “more remote” parts of the region, bonuses are increasing from $20,447 to $24,829.

The announcement includes several other new measures.

Nurses who have worked half a year will be eligible for six trips out of their community annually, up from four.

Also, southern nurses will have more opportunities to go on leave from their employers to take temporary nursing positions in Nunavik.

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