Attracting and Retaining Staff

At SAH we value our employees and recognize that they are our greatest asset. SAH provides a safe and healthy environment that inspires teamwork, respect for the individual, collaboration, and professional development.  Some of the benefits of working at SAH are listed here.

Healthcare and Retirement Benefits
SAH provides comprehensive healthcare coverage to its full time employees.

Healthcare Plan Highlights:
Benefit eligibility, coverage levels and plan maximums very based on position and non-union/union affiliations:

Dental-Basic Services, Major Restorative, Orthodontics
Prescription Drugs
Supplemental Healthcare-Paramedical Services (i.e. massage, therapy, chiropractor), out of country
Vision-eye glasses, contact lenses, eye exams
Semi Private Hospital Coverage
Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability

Part-time hospital employees do not have access to benefits. Instead they receive a payment calculated as a percentage of their salary, in lieu of benefits.

Retirement Plans:
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)-Full time employees at SAH participate in HOOPP.  Eligible part time employees also have the option of joining.  The HOOPP is a defined benefit pension plan.

Canada Saving Bonds (CSB)-Employees may contribute to CSB’s through Payroll deductions.


Compensation and Leaves
Competitive Salaries
Vacation Plans
Premium pay for work on holidays
Top up benefits for Pregnancy/Parental Leave
Bereavement leave pay


Employee Assistance Programs

The Sault Area Hospital’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to offer a voluntary, confidential short-term counselling and advisory support service to all staff who may be experiencing situations that affect their well-being, work performance, health and family life. This program also extends to spouses and dependent children of staff.


Incentive Grants

Incentive Grants of up to $15000, paid over three years, may be available to certain healthcare professionals who relocate to Sault Ste. Marie to full time positions of one (1) year or more with SAH.  The funding is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) to attract and retain health care professionals to Northern Ontario.


Services and Conveniences

Banking: ATMs on site
Gift Shop
Tim Hortons and cafeterias available


Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library holds specialized collection in Nursing, Allied Health and Health Administration and is accessible24/7. 1 part time librarian dedicated to clinical programs to assist with evidence-based practice, health education and research/ innovations.


Opportunity for Involvement

SAH Staff are able to participate on many different interdisciplinary committees as well as contribute to our shared leadership model through program-specific unit councils.