Providence Health Care has been named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2022 by the editorial team at the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

This special designation recognizes employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people just starting their careers.

Here are some of the reasons why PHC was selected:

PHC offers an employed student nurse program for registered nurse and registered practical nurse students. The program allows students to consolidate the knowledge and skills learned in school while gaining increased exposure to the clinical setting. Additionally, a dedicated educator provides orientation and mentorship throughout the duration of the program.

PHC’s Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital provides training opportunities for a range of young people, including undergraduate students in co-op programs, a summer student research program (provides first-time exposure to a science lab with presentations of original work at the end-of-summer Student Research Day), graduate training at UBC, post-doctoral training and a visiting scientists program.

PHC manages an annual practice-based research challenge that provides point-of-care staff who do not yet have research experience with research training support, mentorship, and funding. Teams develop small-scale research projects to answer clinical- or care-related questions, competing with each other for up to $5,000 of funding and mentorship to continue their research.

​PHC is proud to join the employers on this list selected as Canada’s leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees to their organizations.

Click here to read more about this year’s winners or see the official announcement magazine.

Staff from Foundry central office, hosted by Providence Health Care, gather for a photo pre-pandemic.