New supports for allied health, clinical support workers will boost workforce

June 1, 2024

People accessing health care will benefit from a stronger workforce as the Province further invests in recruitment, retention and training initiatives for allied health and clinical support workers.

To support the implementation of B.C.’s Health Human Resources Strategy and the Allied Health Strategic Plan, the Province is investing up to $155.7 million in initiatives that will retain and recruit allied health and clinical support staff.

This includes up to $73.1 million for retention and recruitment incentives to expand the Provincial Rural Retention Incentive and provide signing bonuses for those who fill high-needs vacancies.

Effective April 1, 2024, the Provincial Rural Retention Incentive for health-care workers living and working in rural and remote communities was expanded. All occupations working in eligible communities, including those represented by the Health Sciences Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA/HSA), Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and Community Bargaining Association (CBA) will receive the incentive, totalling up to $8,000 per year per person.

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