Collective Agreement

Maritime Resident Doctors negotiates a Collective Agreement with your Employer that covers all residents training through Dalhousie University across the Maritimes. This agreement contains articles concerning your pay, benefits, hours of work, leave of absences, vacation, tuition, call, and more. The agreement is usually re-negotiated every three years. Once the agreement expires, all provisions remain in effect until a new agreement is reached.

The most recent Collective Agreement is for the term July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024. CLICK HERE for a one-page update of what changed in our contract during the last negotiation cycle.

Click on the link below to see the entire agreement, or follow the links to the specific articles for your convenience.

Maritime Resident Doctors is available to help you understand your Collective Agreement. If you have not been able to access these benefits or are not sure if this applies to you, please contact Maritime Resident Doctors in confidence any time for clarification. For more details please contact Sandi Carew, CEO of Maritime Resident Doctors at 902-404-3595 or 


Maritime Resident Doctors' current collective includes a total wage increase of 5.5% over three years. The increases are as follows, 1.5% on July 1/21, 1.5% on July 1/22, 1.5% on July 1/22, and 1.0% on June 30/24. Wage rates for the next three years will be

  July 1, 2023 (1.5%) June 30, 2024 (1.0%)
PGY 1 $69,175 $69,867
PGY 2 $74,779 $75,527
PGY 3 $79,848 $80,646
PGY 4 $85,137 $85,988
PGY 5 $90,868 $91,777
PGY 6 $96,998 $97,968
PGY 7 $102,842 $103,870
PGY 8 $109,799 $110,897

Call Stipend

In addition to this, residents are compensated with a call stipend for their call shifts. Payments are made on a quarterly basis directly on your NSHA pay. Call stipends will increase over the next three years at the same percentages and intervals as the salary increases, which are: 1.5% on July 1/21, 1.5% on July 1/22, 1.5% on July 1/22, and 1.0% on June 30/24.

  In-House Weekday  Home Call Weekday In-House Weekend Home Call Weekend
July 1, 2023 $143.57 $71.79 $160.15 $71.79
June 30, 2024 $145.01 $72.51 $161.75 $72.51

Collective Agreement

2021-2024 Collective Agreement. (PDF)

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