Yes, for those who live over 50 kilometers from their workplace. Housing is allocated according to availability, seniority and number of dependents. In some cases, you may be asked to remain in transit while waiting for available housing.
HOW MANY ANNUAL TRIPS AM I ALLOWED?
Employees without dependents are allowed 4 annual trips spread throughout the year, according to the hiring date. Employees with dependents are allowed 3 trips annually. Travel is paid by the employer.
WILL I HAVE INTERNET ACCESS IN NUNAVIK?
Internet is available in all communities. The communities also have access to video conferencing for work purposes. Note, however, that service will be slower up North.
CAN I DO MY INTERNSHIP IN NUNAVIK?
We are trying to have more people come do internships up North, but availability depends on the professional discipline and the lodging possibilities. Contact the Center or the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services for more information.
IS IT TRUE THAT WAGE CONDITIONS ARE MORE ADVANTAGEOUS IN THE NORTHERN HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES NETWORK THAN IN THE SOUTH?
The base salary is the same as everywhere else in Quebec’s health and social services network and is determined according to job title and experience. However, a remoteness premium and a higher cost of living premium are added to your salary. A retention bonus is also added for several positions. The aforementioned amounts vary depending on whether you are alone or have one or more dependents as well as where you work in Nunavik. The further north you work, the higher the premiums are.
IS IT TRUE THAT I CAN APPLY FOR NORTHERN LEAVE WITHOUT PAY AT THE INSTITUTION I CURRENTLY WORK AT?
Yes, this is possible under certain conditions. Ask your current employer about an unpaid leave to work in a northern region so that you may experience a new adventure while maintaining your current employment ties. Refer to your collective agreement or contact your Human Resources Department to find out more about this type of leave of absence. You can also write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In general, you are eligible for a northern leave of absence if you’re employed by the province’s health and social services network. Provided you are found eligible, contrary to an unpaid leave of absence, a northern leave of absence:
Can be renewed for a period of up to 48 months; and
Allows the accumulated seniority on northern leave to be acknowledged upon return to one’s original establishment.