Salary

13.01 (a) Residents shall be paid salary in accordance with Schedule A attached hereto and forming part of this Agreement.

13.01 (b) In addition to these Pay Levels, all residents shall receive an annual Practice Stipend to be paid on October 1 of each year, in the following amounts:

  • (i) PGY1 – One half of the cost of initial writing the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II or the College of Family Physicians of Canada Certification Examination as applicable, payable in PGY2 upon provision of original receipts of payment for the exam;
  • (ii) PGY2 – One half of the cost of initial writing the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II or the College of Family Physicians of Canada Certification Examination as applicable, payable in PGY2 upon provision of original receipts of payment for the exam;
  • (iii) PGY3 to PGY8 – $500.

13.01 (c) The Annual Practice Stipend of a resident will be prorated where that resident works less than a full year. Total annual practise stipends received will not exceed the normal length of training years for the program(s) the resident is enrolled in.

13.02 (a) There shall be one Chief Resident recognized by the Residency Program Director for each Program.

(b) In addition, there shall be one Associate Chief resident for every Program with ten (10) or more residents rotating through the Program at any Nova Scotia Health Authority site.

(c) In addition, for every Program with four (4) or more residents rotating through the Program at any site outside the Nova Scotia Health Authority, there shall be one Associate Chief Resident at that site.

(d) i)  Effective July 1, 2012, Chief Residents of Programs with four (4) or more Residents shall be paid an annual allowance of $3400.00 plus $50.00 per Resident to a maximum of $4900.00 annually.

    ii) Chief Residents of Programs with less than four (4) Residents will be paid the Associate Chief rate.

(e) Effective July 1, 2012, Each Associate Chief Resident shall be paid an annual allowance of $2025.00.

(f) The stipends will be calculated on the basis of an annual census taken as of July 1 of each year, prorated and paid on a biweekly basis.

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