Incentives and Benefits

Manitoba has a number of incentives for health care workers in Manitoba, with some specific incentives for nurses.

General Incentives

  • Overtime at double pay
  • Worked holidays at 2.5x pay
  • Weekend Super Premiums – offering an additional $8 per hour for eligible nurses and shifts
  • Evening/night/weekend premiums for eligible nurses
  • Generous health spending accounts
  • Nurses eligible to retire during the eligible period and who remain in the workforce in a full-time position (minimum 0.7EFT) are eligible for up to $10,000 over two years
  • Returning nurses who accept a full-time position with an eligible employer for a two-year period may be eligible for up to $10,000.

Note: all incentives are subject to specific eligibility requirements

Licensure Reimbursement

Employees will be reimbursed for professional license or association membership fees in the 2023-24 and 2024-25 licensure years for eligible employees (those employed with an included employer, employed within the applicable 2023-24 and/or 2024-25 licensure year, and who provide proof of payment for eligible fees).

Incentives for Nurses Working in Critical Care

If you are looking for a learning opportunity and enjoy working in a dynamic care environment, consider becoming a Critical Care nurse:

How to apply for a Critical Care Nurse position

To become an ICU Nurse, you are required to complete the Critical Care Nursing Orientation Program. You will be paid a full-time salary throughout your comprehensive training. To begin, apply directly to the facility of your choice for a Critical Care Nurse Trainee position (A minimum of one-year acute care experience working in surgery, medicine, emergency or cardiac care is preferred).

If you have already completed the CCNOP, have ICU training or have worked in critical care in the last five years, please apply for a nurse position (Nurse 2 – Critical Care) at the facility and/or critical care unit of your choice. For more information, visit the CCNOP webpage, speak with your manager or Chief Nursing Officer, or contact the site you wish to work at in the expanding Site Contact Menu below.

How to apply for a General ICU Nurse position

General ICU Nurses provide care for patients in ICU, acting as an extension of the units’ critical care nurses. General ICU nurses must complete a two week orientation and are offered ongoing support to succeed in their role.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply for a General ICU Nurse position at the facility and/or critical care unit of your choice. For more information, visit the CCNOP webpage, speak with your manager or Chief Nursing Officer, or contact the site you wish to work at below.

For opportunities in Winnipeg, visit the job board and type “critical care” in the “Search by Keyword” field. Scroll through the results for the facility/unit and role that interests you.

For opportunities in Brandon, contact:

Seema Roberts
204-578-4170
[email protected]

Refer a Nurse

Do you know a nurse who may be interested in working in Manitoba’s health system?

Refer a nurse and you may be eligible for up to $1,000!

Nursing Recruitment and Retention Fund

The Nursing Recruitment and Retention Fund (NRRF) offers financial incentives to support continuing education and encourage nurses to work in specific practice areas.

Site Contacts

Grace Hospital
Trudy Nernberg
204-792-9109
[email protected]

Health Sciences Centre
Catherine Campbell
204-787-4755
[email protected]

St. Boniface Hospital
Sarah Gilchrist
204-235-3084
[email protected]

Brandon Regional Health Centre
Seema Roberts
204-578-4170
[email protected]

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