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Bursary Program 2017

At the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide excellence in patient care and cancer control by delivering effective and sustainable research, education, prevention, early detection, treatment, and supportive care programs.

Our Bursary Program is a recruitment initiative designed to attract new graduates of post-secondary health discipline programs in the following designated “hard-to-recruit” positions within the Agency:
• Health information practitioner
• Medical radiation technologist
• Pharmacist
• Pharmacy technician
• Physics technician
• Project manager
• Registered nurse
• Radiation therapist

In return for this assistance, bursary recipients enter a return-in-service agreement with Agency.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a bursary, you must:
• Be a Saskatchewan resident and hold a valid Saskatchewan health card
• Be attending an accredited program recognized by the Agency in a hard-to-recruit classification
• Be in the final year of your education program
• Not have previously received financial assistancefor education in return for service from the Agency
• Submit your completed application by October 31, 2017

Bursary Amount

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency bursaries are a one-time award of $1,000 per recipient. Bursaries are considered taxable income.

Return-in-Service Requirement

To be awarded a bursary, you will be required to enter a return-in-service agreement with the Agency. The agreement requires you to provide one year of full-time return in service to the Agency in the profession for which the bursary was provided. Those who do not complete their return in service must repay the bursary funds as noted in the return-in-service agreement. 

You can indicate a preference to work in Regina or Saskatoon; however, the location of employment following the completion of your training will be determined by the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. The Agency is under no obligation to ensure employment following completion of training.

Application Process

Your bursary application must include:
• A completed bursary application form 
• A letter from the education program verifying enrolment in the final year of program
• A resume with employment references who the Cancer Agency may contact to determine eligibility for the bursary program

To apply, submit the required documents to:
Aleks Kolosnjaji, Human Resources Consultant
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
120 – 1804 McOrmond Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7S 0A6
Fax:  639-635-3001
Email:  Aleksander.Kolosnjaji@saskcancer.ca

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2017

Selection Process

Bursaries are awarded through a selection process. Not all applicants are awarded a bursary. The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency will consider each applicant based on organizational needs, available funding, program completion dates, applicants status as Aboriginal person (First Nations or Metis) in support of representative workforce and preference of return-in-service location (applicants willing to complete their return in service in either city are more likely to be awarded a bursary). Applicants may be required to submit transcripts and/or attend an interview to assess their eligibility. Applicants will be required to provide, at their own expense, a current satisfactory criminal record check including vulnerable sector check prior to offer of employment.

For more information about the Bursary Program, contact Aleks Kolosnjaji, Human Resources Consultant, at Aleksander.Kolosnjaji@saskcancer.ca.

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