Bursaries for Hard-to-Recruit Positions - Applications now closed

The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Bursary Program is a recruitment initiative to attract new graduates of post-secondary health discipline programs who are qualified for designated hard-to-recruit positions within the Cancer Agency. In return for this assistance, a bursary recipient must commit to work at the Cancer Agency.

Eligible hard-to-recruit professions are:
• Dosimetrist
• Medical radiation technologist
• Oncology pharmacist
• Oncology pharmacy technician
• Physics technician
• Project manager
• Radiation therapist
• Registered nurse


To be eligible for a Cancer Agency bursary, you must:
• Be a Saskatchewan resident and hold a valid Saskatchewan health card.
• Be attending an accredited program recognized by the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency in a hard-to-recruit classification.
• Be in the final year of your education program.
• Not have previously received financial assistance for education in return for service from the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.
• Applications for this year are now closed. 

Bursary Amount

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency bursaries are a one-time award of $2,000 per recipient. Bursaries are considered taxable income.

Return-in-Service Requirement

Bursaries are awarded to individuals who sign a Return-in-Service Agreement agreeing to, upon completion of program, provide a one-year full-time return in service to the Cancer Agency in the health profession for which the bursary was provided. Failure to provide the return in service means bursary funds must be repaid at the rate stipulated in the Return-in-Service Agreement. Applicants are asked to indicate a preference to work in a specific location of the Cancer Agency (Regina or Saskatoon). Placements in Regina or Saskatoon will be determined by the Cancer Agency. The Cancer Agency is under no obligation to ensure employment following completion of training.

Application Process

All bursary applications must include the following:
• A complete Bursary Application Form
• A letter from the education program verifying enrolment in the final year of program.
• A resume with employment references whom the Cancer Agency may contact to determine eligibility for the Bursary Program.

Selection Process

Bursaries are awarded through a selection process. Not all applicants are awarded a bursary. The Cancer Agency will consider each applicant based on organizational needs, available funding, program completion dates, applicants status as Aboriginal person (First Nations or Metis) in support of representative workforce and preference of return in service location (applicants willing to complete their return in service in either city are more likely to be awarded a bursary). Applicants may be required to submit transcripts and/or attend an interview to assess their eligibility. Applicants will be required to provide, at their own expense, a current satisfactory criminal record check including vulnerable sector check prior to offer of employment.