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Bursary Program 2018

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 designed to attract new graduates of post-secondary health discipline programs in the following designated “hard-to-recruit” positions within the Agency:
• Dosimetrist
• Medical radiation technologist
• Oncology pharmacist
• Oncology pharmacy technician
• Physics technician
• Project manager
• Radiation therapist
• Registered nurse

In return for this assistance, bursary recipients enter a return-in-service agreement with Cancer 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 Cancer 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 Cancer Agency
• Submit your completed application by the December 31, 2018 deadline

Bursary Amount

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency bursaries are a one-time award of $2,000 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 Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. The agreement requires you to provide one year of full time return in service to the Cancer Agency upon completion of your program in the health profession for which the bursary was provided. Those who do not complete their return in service must repay the bursary funds at the rate stipulated in the return-in-service agreement. 

You can indicate a preference to work in Regina or Saskatoon; however, placements will be determined by the 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 whom 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 December 31, 2018

Selection Process

Bursaries are awarded through a selection process. Not all applicants are awarded a bursary. Each applicant will be considered based on Agency needs, available funding, program completion dates, 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 also 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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